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 operation are 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Pantry's phone number is 701-237-9337.
FOOD PANTRY NEWS!
MARCH IS MINNESOTA FOODSHARE MONTH
Be the Hero. Fight Hunger! Since 1983, Minnesota FoodShare has coordinated the largest fund and food drive in Minnesota. Because the Emergency Food Pantry serves Clay County, MN, it can participate in this annual effort to increase awareness of hunger and promote donations of food and dollars to local pantries.
Churches and individuals put forth special effort in March to fill up the warehouse and the wallet of the Pantry. Check under the "Current Needs" tab on this website to see what non-perishable items are most needed. Monetary gifts give the Pantry the flexibility to provide perishable items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, and dairy products.
Every dollar donated is enhanced by MN FoodShare before coming back to our Pantry and others in Minnesota. Giving in March really counts!
2013 QUICK STATS
The Pantry provided food to 30,061 individuals representing 9,037 households, a 15% increase over 2012 and a 46% increase since 2008 in number of individuals served. The amount of food distributed was over 1 million lbs. for the third consecutive year. The value of the food distributed in 2013 exceeded $2 million for the first time. Our services are needed and utilized.
FILL THE DOME RESULTS
The Emergency Food Pantry received 72,482 lbs. of food from Fill the Dome. This is 39% of all food collected. Our portion is based on our service statistics. This food will help fill baskets at the Pantry. Thank you, Fill the Dome students and contributors.
Thank you to SERVE Foundation for awarding the Emergency Food Pantry a grant for the purpose of upgrading office technology which will, in turn, provide more efficiency in fulfilling our mission.
The Emergency Food Pantry again participated in Giving Hearts Day on February 13, 2014. On this day, Dakota Medical Foundation matched online contributions of $10 or more for up to $10,000 of donations given to the Pantry during the 24-hour period from midnight to midnight.
We are pleased to report that the Emergency Food Pantry realized a total of $21,555 from Giving Hearts Day, the largest amount since we began participating. Thank you, thank you, thank you--to all who donated to make our match and beyond.
Location - 1101 4th Avenue North