N.D. –(Jared Slinde) - The Great Plains Food Bank has named the
Gackle Area Community Food Pantry as its 2016 Agency of the Year.
Spokesman Jared Slinde said it's the highest honor given annually to
one of the Great Plains Food Bank’s 215 partner agencies.
entirely inside the Gackle Fire Department facility, the Gackle Area
Community Food Pantry is community driven and could not function
without local support from food drives, donations and volunteers.
They serve an average of 125 individuals and distribute 1.34 tons of
food each month, according to the press release.
Gackle organization's service extends to the local school where for
the past three years elementary students have opted to host food
drives around the holidays instead of exchanging gifts between
students. The friendly competition between classes yields more than
600 pounds of food for the pantry each year.