North Country Food Bank breaks ground at new location in East Grand Forks
The North Country Food Bank Inc. is celebrating breaking ground -- or smashing walls -- at a new location from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.
The new site for the food bank will be at 1011 11th Ave. N.E. in East Grand Forks. The event is open to the public, and visitors can experience a “before” tour of the location, as renovation and remodeling of the 35,000-square-foot space is set to begin later the same day.
NCFB is currently located in Crookston, Minn., and will remain there until the end of the end of the year or until the renovation of the East Grand Forks location is completed.
Hors d’ oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
NCFB’s service area covers 21 counties in northwest and west central Minnesota and part of Grand Forks as well.
The concept of the food bank is to capture surplus food from the USDA, grocery retail outlets, farmers and other food manufacturers in order to feed people facing food insecurity issues.
Last year, the nonprofit distributed more than 7.4 million pounds of food to people in need.