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Mobile food distribution stops at area communities canceled for Thursday, Jan. 20

Great Plains food pantry stops canceled at Park River, Larimore, Lakota and Hillsboro

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Volunteers help pack bags of corn for people in need at a Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry distribution event in Valley City.
Photo courtesy of Great Plains Food Bank
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GRAND FORKS — Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry stops planned for Thursday, Jan. 20, in Park River, Larimore, Lakota and Hillsboro, North Dakota, have been canceled due to extreme cold.

No make-up dates have been scheduled, according to Jared Slinde, communications manager for Great Plains Food Bank.

Clients are encouraged to follow the Great Plains Food Bank on Facebook or visit www.greatplainsfoodbank.org for announcements on future dates, Slinde said.

The extreme cold affects the logistics of traveling and delivering food items to rural communities. Also, these pantry stops are often set up outdoors in parking lots at churches or football stadiums and very cold temperatures make it difficult for staff and volunteers to carry out distribution, he said.

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Clients wait in line to receive food assistance at a Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry distribution event in Valley City.
Photo courtesy of Great Plains Food Bank

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Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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