We are a private, nonprofit organization serving Cass and Clay counties and staffed largely by volunteers. We are supported by donations of money, food, and time from the Fargo-Moorhead area community.
The mailing address of the Pantry is:
Emergency Food Pantry
P.O. Box 2821 Fargo, ND 58108
The Emergency Food Pantry is located at 1101 4th Avenue North in Fargo. Hours of food distribution are 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Pantry's phone number is 701-237-9337, and the main email is email@example.com.
See the latest updates from the pantry on our blog here.
Welcome to the Pantry!
December 20, 2014
A most heartfelt “Season’s Greetings” from the Emergency Food Pantry. As befitting my last name, I find this time of year to be both exceptionally busy and extraordinarily special. The holiday season is based on the spirit of giving and those of us at the Emergency Food Pantry find ourselves wrapped in that spirit.
So far, in 2014, we have served over 44,000 individuals and during the three days before Thanksgiving alone we provided over 36,000 pounds of food to 848 members of our community. On the Tuesdays before Thanksgiving we served more household, fed more people and distributed more pounds of food than any other day on record.
So how can the need be so great in a community so blessed with abundance? For many of us, the need for food comes unexpectedly from a crisis such as a medical bill, a house-fire, or reduced hours at work. For others, the need for food is a constant stress. The people who come to the Pantry for help can be seniors on fixed incomes or families who can’t stretch their paychecks to cover both food and rent. We also have clients who have lost their job, their families have split up, or they are New Americans who are trying to make a fresh start in our country. For these people, the Emergency Food Pantry is the lifeline that provides the food they need to survive.
While the overall mission of the Emergency Food Pantry is to provide food year round to those who find themselves in need, it is especially poignant during this time of year. Your generous support has allowed the Pantry to continuously provide for those in need for over 40 years. Without your donations and the dedication of our volunteers (whom I would liken to Santa’s elves, always hard working, helpful and happy), the Pantry would not be able to feed those who find themselves hungry during this time of giving.
So this holiday season I come with Santa’s hat in hand asking for your support once again to help those in need, not only now, but during this coming year. While my time working with those at the Pantry has been short, it has been especially moving to see the impact your donations and the efforts of our volunteers have had on so many.
Please keep us in mind while planning your holiday giving, as we will keep those in need in our hearts.
Thank you for your continued support, and on behalf of all of us at the Emergency Food Pantry, our wishes for a most joyous holiday season.
Giving Hearts Total = $28,861. Thank you to all donors!