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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.

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health

Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health serves all residents of Bismarck and Burleigh County. The mission of Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and safety of our community.

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota Caring Foundation

BCBSND Caring Foundation believes health & well-being are the building blocks of thriving individuals and communities. And we believe in the power of North Dakotans to create a healthy state. Established in 1989, the Caring Foundation is a private 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Over these 30+ years, the Foundation has worked to improve the health & well-being of North Dakotans & their communities. Through collaborations with organizations across North Dakota, it is our goal to support sustainable & innovative efforts that promote better outcomes & create lasting change.

Eastern North Dakota Synod ELCA

Eastern North Dakota Synod is one of the 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Our synod covers the eastern third of North Dakota and consists of 195 congregations, over 200 rostered ministers and 101,600 baptized members. All of us as the synod work together to live out our mission statement: "Jesus Christ calls us to live in love as we challenge, equip and serve God's people."

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.


Fargo Cass Public Health

The mission of Fargo Cass Public Health is to assure a healthy community for all people through on-going assessment, education, advocacy, intervention, prevention and collaboration.



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.

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.

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 its only food bank. Each year, we touch the lives of
one in nine individuals who seek emergency food assistance.

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

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.

North Dakota Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

The North Dakota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an affiliate of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), strives for the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and wellbeing for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. Visit us online at

North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives

The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is the trade association for the states’ 16 distribution co-ops and five Generation and Transmission co-ops in North Dakota. The Association firmly abides by the seventh cooperative principal “concern for community”. Through its rural development services, the organization has been leading the North Dakota Rural Grocery Initiative, established to address the sustainability of rural grocers and the need for access to healthy, affordable food for rural people.

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.

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.

North Dakota Department of HealthThe 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition

The North Dakota Human Rights Coalition is a statewide, membership-based organization established to increase the visibility of human rights needs and violations, and to change laws and attitudes that stand as barriers to residents within North Dakota who do not currently enjoy their full rights.

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.

North Dakota United

The members of North Dakota United work together to provide public education and
public service to every citizen of North Dakota. Our membership includes K-12 teachers,
education support professionals, higher education faculty & staff, state, county,
& municipal employees, students,and retired workers. The tie that binds
our 11,500 members together is a shared commitment to the improvement of the economic & professional well-being of workers, dedication to public service, and the improvement of the lives of the citizens we serve.

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 & breastfeeding women,
infants, and children younger than 5 years, and
is available in all North Dakota counties.

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.

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.

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.