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NDSU Athletics Food Drive to Benefit Great Plains Food Bank

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University Student-Athlete Advisory Council will be hosting a drive-thru food donation on Monday, March 21, to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.

From 4 to 7 p.m. in the south parking lot of the Sanford Health Athletic Complex, NDSU student-athletes will be accepting non-perishable, sealed food items and unopened toiletries and personal hygiene products for donation.

This food drive is part of the Summit League Food Fight, an annual competition among Summit League member institutions supporting food pantries in their local communities.

NDSU currently ranks second in this year’s #SummitFoodFight with 6,864 pounds of food collected. Monetary donations are being accepted online at

About the Summit League Food Fight

Since its inception, The Summit League has made it a priority to provide an opportunity to give back to the communities in which each institution resides. In 2009, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created the #SummitFoodFight collecting food and monetary donations for local food pantries. The success of #SummitFoodFight has been overwhelming and continues to grow each year. Since 2009, over 972,000 pounds of food has been donated on behalf of the league members.

About the Great Plains Food Bank

Now in its 39th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes nearly 200 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating more than 100 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank, through its array of innovative direct service programs and partner network, have distributed more than 200 million meals to children, seniors and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year in 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

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