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Partners

Many partners are at the table for Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota. If you would like to see your organization’s name here, please contact Coalition Coordinator.

AARP North Dakota

With 85,000 members in North Dakota, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. www.aarp.org/nd

The Emergency Food Pantry (Fargo)

The Emergency Food Pantry is a food distribution program whose mission is to provide referred families and individuals facing emergency situations with one week's supply of healthy food. www.emergencyfoodpantry.com

FoodWi$e

FoodWi$e, through the NDSU Extension Service, includes the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). FNP is a nutrition education program for individuals and families who are receiving or are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a nutrition education program for low resource families with young children who learn about healthy food choices, food safety and stretching the food dollar through a series of lessons. FNP and EFNEP educators meet participants in settings including county Social Services offices, WIC clinics, Head Start, food pantries, schools, senior meal sites and public health clinics. www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/foodwise

Grand Forks Public Health Department

Grand Forks Public Health Department serves as a key health agency, responsible for health promotion and disease prevention services for the City and County of Grand Forks, North Dakota. www.grandforksgov.com/publichealth

Great Plains Food Bank

The Great Plains Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in North Dakota and western Minnesota through community partnerships. We are the largest hunger-relief organization in North Dakota and serve as it's only food bank. Each year, we touch the lives of one in 10 individuals who seek emergency food assistance. www.greatplainsfoodbank.org

Healthy North Dakota

Healthy North Dakota serves to connect, inspire and support North Dakotans to improve physical, mental and emotional health for all by building innovative statewide partnerships. home.healthynd.org  

Midwest Dairy Council

Midwest Dairy Council®, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association.  The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education through the investment of 8000 dairy farm families across 10 Midwestern states. Dairy farm families have a 100-year tradition of supporting child health and wellness, such as school meals and programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60. Recently, dairy farmers have partnered with MilkPEP and Feeding America to make it easy for Americans to donate milk to their local food banks. Simply text “milk” to 27722 or visit www.milklife.com/give. www.midwestdairy.com

North Dakota Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The NDAND is the advocate of the dietetic profession, serving the public through the promotion of optimal nutrition, health and well-being. www.eatrightnd.com

North Dakota Community Action Partnership

North Dakota Community Action Partnership is the state association for all seven Community Action Agencies in North Dakota. Community Action provides a wide variety of programs, including energy assistance, weatherization, self-sufficiency, rental assistance, and much more. www.capnd.org

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and the Department staff are committed to promoting a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture and the rural community through leadership, advocacy, education, regulation and other services. We believe that a strong agricultural economy is vital to the long-term well-being of North Dakota, our country and the world. www.nd.gov/ndda

North Dakota Department of Health

The mission of the North Dakota Department of Health is to protect and enhance the health and safety of all North Dakotans and the environment in which we live. To accomplish our mission, the North Dakota Department of Health is committed to improving the health status of the people of North Dakota, improving access to and delivery of quality health care, preserving and improving the quality of the environment, promoting a state of emergency readiness and response, and achieving strategic outcomes within available resources. www.ndhealth.gov

North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Services Division

Aging Services Division administers programs and services that enhance the ability of older individuals to remain safe, active, and healthy in their own homes and communities. We administer congregate feeding and home-delivered meals programs in North Dakota. www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/index.html

North Dakota SNAP Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income North Dakotans meet their nutritional needs. Benefits are issued on EBT cards and can only be used to buy food products at grocers, farmers markets and other USDA-approved vendors. www.nd.gov/dhs/services/financialhelp/foodstamps.html

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs

Administered through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, USDA child nutrition programs help fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children. USDA Food Distribution Programs strengthen the Nation’s nutrition safety net by providing food and nutrition assistance to school children and families; and support American agriculture by distributing high quality, 100% American-grown USDA Foods. www.dpi.state.nd.us/child/index.shtm

North Dakota Economic Security and Prosperity Alliance (NDESPA)

NDESPA is a coalition of citizens and organizations working to build assets for North Dakotans of low and moderate income through public policy change. NDESPA works in key areas of education, outreach and advocacy. ndespa.org

North Dakota Farmers Union

Guided by our cooperative, legislative and educational goals, North Dakota Farmers Union is a grassroots organization committed to the advancement of family farm and ranch agriculture and quality of life for people everywhere through member advocacy, educational programs, cooperative initiatives and insurance services. www.ndfu.org

North Dakota Nutrition Council (NDNC)

The purpose of the NDNC is to improve the nutritional health of North Dakotans through the promotion of accurate and current nutrition information, and to support nutrition professionals in their roles as educators and health advocates. www.ag.ndsu.edu/ndnc/about-ndnc

North Dakota WIC Program

WIC offers healthy food for proper growth and development and helps families choose healthier ways of eating. WIC is a program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children younger than 5 and is available in all counties in North Dakota. www.ndhealth.gov/wic

North Dakota Women’s Network

North Dakota Women’s Network is a statewide women’s advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women through communication, legislation and increased public activism. www.ndwomen.org

USDA Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center (GFHNRC)

One of six centers in the intramural research arm of USDA, the GFRHNRC conducts research addressing the relationships of diet and physical activity practices and health status, with a special focus on the sustainability of practices effective in preventing obesity and related disorders. www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=30-62-05-00

USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is committed to improving the quality of life in rural America. Through several financial programs, USDA is helping communities scale up local and regional food systems and strengthen their economies. Whether you are an individual farmer looking to extend your growing season, a cooperative of growers looking to rebuild a food hub, a farmers' market that wants to accept SNAP benefits, a school that needs cold storage to store locally procured meat, or anyone in between, USDA may have financial resources to help support you. www.rd.usda.gov/nd

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) Land Grant Extension

UTTC Land Grant Extension works to improve the quality of life through culturally appropriate and scientifically based education that will strengthen Tribal communities, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy lifestyles for citizens of Tribal nations. We serve as an education resource for tribal communities, citizens, and colleges. landgrant.uttc.edu