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Great Plains Food Bank combating hunger with 2nd annual Packathon

Great Plains Food Bank combating hunger with 2nd annual Packathon

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It's Hunger Action Day and the Great Plains Food Bank is celebrating with its 2nd annual Packathon.

A new study done on Hunger in America shows that almost 67,000 people in North Dakota and Clay County turn to food programs at some point during the year.

Out of those 67,000, 31% are children and 7% are elderly.

Today, the Food Bank is working to stop hunger.

With over 100 volunteers and 6 groups packing up over 18,000 pounds of dried beans for feeding programs around the area.

Steve Sellent/ Program Dir., Great Plains Food Bank: "We're in a state that's in a great situation and this is something that we should be able to address. So, we've kind of got a theme we're talking about. Together we can solve hunger and we truly believe that. By everybody pulling together we can solve this issue of hunger."

The next event for the Great Plains Food Bank is their annual Chefs' Gala on October 8th at the Ramada.

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