2021 Donation Station Challenge Grant Results

Posted: Feb 15 2022

The Minot Area Community Foundation (MACF) recently ended their 4th Annual Food Pantry Challenge Grant. The Challenge Grant, which is made possible by The Arnold I. Besserud Fund, offers organizations the opportunity to earn extra dollars for area food pantries by collecting at least 1,000 pounds of food utilizing the Donation Station for their event.

This year’s challenge took place from October 2021 through the end of December 2021 and included an extra incentive for participants. The organization that collected the most food would also be able to name one food pantry to receive an additional $1,000 grant. This year, there were 8 organizations that participated in the challenge with 5 of those successfully collecting at least 1,000 pounds of food each.

The organization that collected the most pounds of food was Bethany Lutheran Church of Minot with 2,975 pounds. This is also the most food that has ever been collected in a single drive since the start of the challenge! The total collected from all participating organizations was 11,900 pounds resulting in an additional $3,500 going back to our local food pantries.

Gerald Roise of The Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry, “As the leadership team, we want to express our gratefulness to the MACF for encouraging churches, schools and businesses to support the needs of our community through food drives. The Donation Station has dramatically increased the pounds of food that the community generously gives.”

The Donation Station is available for organizations to utilize throughout the year and can be used for a variety of different causes and drives that benefit our local non-profit organizations. You can call The Minot Area Community Foundation at (701) 852-0646 for more information or to book the Donation Station. 

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