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Published March 03 2012

Contributions (March 03, 2012)

Great Plains Food Bank receives $10K in grants

FARGO – The Great Plains Food Bank, a program of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, recently received $5,000 from Dakota Plains Cooperative and a $5,000 matching grant from Land O Lakes Foundation, which will provide food for 40,000 meals.

Dakota Plains Cooperative is a locally owned and operated farm supply cooperative serving the North Dakota communities of Ashley, Elliott, Forman, Gwinner, LaMoure, Lidgerwood, Lisbon, Litchville, Milnor, Oakes, Valley City and Wyndmere.

The Great Plains Food Bank will use this gift to serve these communities by recovering surplus food and grocery products from the food industry and distributing it to individuals and families seeking emergency food assistance at shelters, soup kitchens and food pantries throughout the region.

Credit Union raises funds for Red Cross

First Community Credit Union recently sponsored fundraisers that raised an estimated $2,000 for the American Red Cross.

Each quarter, the credit union chooses a different organization to support.

DMF awards Boy Scouts $2,500 grant

The Dakota Medical Foundation has awarded the Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council, a $2,500 grant to support the purchase of medical, health and safety supplies for this year’s camping season.

U.S. Bank donates to ND Guard foundation

U.S. Bank recently made two separate $2,000 donations to the North Dakota National Guard Foundation.

Funds came from Operation SOS (Salute Our Service Members), a local U.S. Bank program that supports military members and their families in North Dakota.

Eagles organization makes donations

Fargo Eagles Aerie No. 153 recently donated $2,500 to the North Dakota State University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The funds were designated to provide $1,000 each for cardiac and diabetes research and $500 for Alzheimer’s research.

A $1,000 grant was also awarded to the American Diabetes Association for Camp Sioux, a summer camp for children with diabetes.