EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
The Emergency Food Pantry receives income from churches, service clubs, government agencies, corporations, grants, interest, and individuals. Income from individuals makes up the highest percentage at 48%. Their
income in 2019 was $344,746.93 and their expenses were $324,358.95.
The Emergency Food Pantry served 59,863 total individuals. That total includes all repeat households served and the total members in those households.
They distributed 2,009,326 lbs. of food, which includes food in carts and food that was picked up in the
lobby. The value of the distributed food @ $1.73/pound was $3,415,854.20.
There were 2,066 volunteers for a total of 29,693.5 hours. The total number of volunteer hours is equivalent to 14.27 full time workers. At $10.00 an hour this is nearly $300,000.00 worth of labor.
The Emergency Food Pantry received food from the Boy Scouts Food Drive, purchased food, Great Plains Food Bank's Daily Bread and monthly orders, Fill the Dome, USDA-TEFAP, the National Letter Carrier Drive, and individual, community, and local businesses. The highest percentage comes from the individual, community, and local business donations.
If you would like more information on any of the above statistics, let me know and I will get it for you (Jane Radig).
Food Pantry Sunday is July 5.
Even though we will not be meeting together, you can still help support the Emergency Food Pantry. Help is needed more than ever for the increasing number of people who are struggling with job loss and basic necessities. They are in need of:
Donations are accepted between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Food Pantry is located at 1101 4th Avenue North in Fargo. There is a box just inside the warehouse door (East side) to put your donations in.
Also, bins to collect donations are located at all area Hornbacher's and Family Fare locations in Fargo-Moorhead and West Fargo, and CashWise in Fargo.
Volunteers are needed to help pre-pack food baskets. You can volunteer by calling 701-237-9337 to confirm a day and time so that they can keep volunteer group sizes to a minimum.
If you wish to donate by check, use their mailing address at:
Emergency Food Pantry
PO Box 2821
Fargo, ND 58108