Great Plains Food Bank by the Numbers

Since 2000, RDO Caters Taters for Charity has been bringing together members of the Fargo-Moorhead community to enjoy camaraderie, give back to a local charity, and, most importantly, fill their bellies with a delicious baked potato lunch. It’s hard to imagine but there are people in the community who don’t get the opportunity to eat lunch – not just a baked potato lunch at RDO Caters Taters, but any lunch at all. That’s why RDO Caters Taters is thrilled to partner with Great Plains Food Bank for this year’s event. Great Plains Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota and serves as its only food bank. The mission is to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota. Get a sneak peek into what makes this year’s charitable partner so important to the F-M community. Here are 10 quick numbers that tell the story of the Great Plains Food Bank. 1. 11 million The number of meals provided by Great Plains Food Bank, annually 2. 97,000-plus The number of people Great Plains Food Bank helps feed each year 3. 36% and 12% Of those 97,000 people struggling with hunger each year, the percentage of children and seniors, respectively, Great Plains Food Bank helps feed 4. 52 The number of semi-loads of food the Great Plains Food Bank warehouse can hold at a time 5. 335 The number of feeding sites Great Plains Food Bank operates or supplies in North Dakota and Clay County, MN 6. 3 The number of meals provided by Great Plains Food Bank for every $1 donated 7. 500,000 The number of miles Great Plains Food Bank’s refrigerated trucks travel each year transporting food across the state 8. 29% and 18% The percentages of adult clients who report not eating for an entire day at times and their children who sometimes miss meals 9. 27% The percentage of food produced in the U.S. that never reaches a dinner table 10. 5,500 The number of volunteers who help at the Great Plains Food Bank each year ----- Join us for RDO Caters Taters for Charity, Tuesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. 100% of proceeds benefit Great Plains Food Bank. See event photos and special updates by following RDO Caters Taters on Facebook and Instagram .

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