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Hope is found in the most interesting places. For Great Plains Food Bank, one of those places was a semitrailer we proudly donated as part of an effort to end hunger.
Every year, one in nine North Dakotans seeks emergency food assistance. At Gate City Bank, we believe that no one should have to go hungry, which is why we surprised Great Plains Food Bank with a brand-new delivery truck in 2016 – made possible with a $250,000 pledge over 10 years!
“Gate City Bank exists to create a better way of life for our communities, especially individuals who don’t have access to the food they need to thrive,” says Kevin Hanson, President & CEO. “Ending hunger is everyone’s shared responsibility, and it continues to be an honor to support the wonderful mission of Great Plains Food Bank through this unique partnership.”
Here’s a snapshot of the delivery truck’s impact each year:
We donated the semitrailer as part of Great Plains Food Bank’s Feed the Future initiative. Along with non-perishable food items, it hauls fresh produce and hygiene products.
In addition to donating funds for the truck, we’ve contributed considerable volunteer support – more than hours. In light of this charitable giving, Great Plains Food Bank named Gate City Bank an official Hunger Relief Champion. Here are some of the ways Bank team members have volunteered throughout the years:
We’re honored to continue partnering with Great Plains Food Bank in an effort to create a better way of life for community members in need.
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