4th Annual Donation Station Challenge Grant
We are excited to announce the 4th Annual Donation Station Challenge Grant to benefit Minot food pantries. Area organizations are invited to utilize the Donation Station in the coming months to collect items and stock area food pantries for a chance to win additional grant dollars for one of the eligible Minot food pantries.
Participating organizations are asked to set a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds or more of food during a single collection drive for a designated food pantry. If successful, that organization’s designated food pantry will also receive a $500 grant from The Arnold I. Besserud Fund. In addition, the organization with the most pounds collected from a single event, will also win an extra $1,000 grant to be distributed to a food pantry or soup kitchen of their choice.
This is the fourth year that we are offering the challenge grant after not being able to host it last year due to COVID-19 concerns. In 2019, 8 organizations successfully participated in the challenge with a total of 11,968 pounds of food collected and $4,000 granted back to area food pantries.
This year’s challenge grant will run from September 1st – December 31st, 2021. Food collection events must take place within this time frame and The Donation Station must be utilized for the event. Eligible Minot food pantries include Our Lady of Grace, The Lord’s Cupboard and Salvation Army. Rural communities wanting to participate will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
You can contact us at 852-0646 for full details or to reserve the Donation Station for an upcoming event.