Gate City Bank and Great Plains Food Bank Unveil Trailer Design Highlighting Hunger-Relief Partnership
August 16, 2017
The trailer and design were part of a gift from Gate City Bank to the Great Plains Food Bank and is part of a fleet of seven trucks that log a combined 500,000 miles annually. It will support the expansion of food distribution to the 28 central and western counties of North Dakota and greatly reduce the hunger gap for children, seniors and families in need. Gate City Bank’s investment in hunger-relief totals $250,000 with their generous gift to the Great Plains Food Bank.
“Gate City Bank is honored to partner with the Great Plains Food Bank,” said Norm Clark, Southwest Regional Leader at Gate City Bank. “We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to make a difference in our community. Together we can solve hunger for a better way of life for our communities in need.”
The trailer has the capacity to hold 44,000 pounds of perishable and shelf-stable food, which is enough for 36,666 meals.
A $1.9 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has been providing banking services to its customers since 1923. Gate City Bank has 36 convenient banking offices across North Dakota and western Minnesota and employs 598 people. In addition to being the number one mortgage lender in North Dakota with locally approved, financed, and serviced home loans, Gate City Bank was named one of the “50 Best Places to Work” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Prairie Business. Additional information is available at gatecitybank.com.
The Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 215 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 113 communities across N.D. and Clay County, Minn. Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank and its partners have distributed food for more than 133 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.