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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD PANTRY NEWS:
These types of updates will now be found on our newest edition to the website, our blog page! Check back to see our latest news, updates and photos as they are happening. You can also navigate to this page by clicking 'Blog' at the top right of the navigation bar.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO END HUNGER!
The Pantry is participating in the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Food Shelf Challenge in July. The more you donate in July, the larger our grant from Open Your Heart will be. The Challenge funds will proportionately match your donation.
Summer can be a stressful time for families whose children are not participating in any summer food programs. Help assure that we can accommodate all who need our services this summer. Click on any DONATE NOW button on this website and make a bigger impact with your donation today.
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
The Pantry hopes it is growing well and that you are thinking about sharing some of your produce with us to give out to our clients. There is nothing like fresh produce on the table in the summer! Just bring your excess produce to the Pantry during open hours.
ND GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE
High school students participating in the ND Governor's School at NDSU collected 4,069 lbs. of non-perishable food items for the Pantry on Wednesday, June 25 during their "Walk for Hunger." Thank you, students and contributors. We appreciate your support of the Pantry.
Special Volunteer Help Needed!
Adult licensed driver needed to transport food from Costco in Fargo to Emergency Food Pantry on Saturday mornings any time after 7:30 a.m. You can use your own SUV or van or the Pantry's van. Interested? Please call the Pantry and talk to Greg.
NEW CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER, SPENCER COFFMAN, began work at the Pantry on June 2. Spencer is originally from Alexandria, MN, and is a graduate of Minnesota State University--Moorhead. Spencer previously worked as a Residential Treatment Advisor at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch and was a Pantry volunteer for several months.
THE FM AREA FOUNDATION recently awarded a grant for $3,000 to the Pantry for the purpose of implementing a client database system that will help increase our efficiency and save time in the recording of data and in extracting information needed for various reports. Various systems have been studied. One will be chosen soon.
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.
MONTHLY AND YEARLY STATISTICS CAN NOW BE FOUND UNDER THE "ABOUT" TAB. JUST CLICK ON "Facts."
Giving Hearts Total = $28,861. Thank you to all donors!
Location - 1101 4th Avenue North