Food-packing event planned for charity
The Feed My Starving Children food packing event will be held Friday through Sunday in the Grand Forks Public Works Building, 724 N. 47th St., Grand Forks. Over 2,000 community members will package more than 404,000 life-saving meals that will be...
The Feed My Starving Children food packing event will be held Friday through Sunday in the Grand Forks Public Works Building, 724 N. 47th St., Grand Forks. Over 2,000 community members will package more than 404,000 life-saving meals that will be disbursed to starving children around the world.
By the end of Sunday, the community will have packed over 3 million meals in this eighth year of holding the event.
Packing sessions are as follows: Friday: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3 p.m, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 to 11 a.m., 12 to 2 p.m., 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
To check for available spots, go online at www.fms.org to volunteer or donate. Also to fight hunger locally, bring non-perishable food items to the event.
Shelter receives donation
A group has contributed $1,100 to the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center in Grafton, N.D.
Members of the District 10 Dem-NPL Party made the donation as part of the state party's "North Dakota C.A.R.E.S." program.
The C.A.R.E.S. program, which stands for Community-Agriculture-Resources-Education-Safety, is intended to encourage and highlight charitable work and giving across the state, according to Elsie Magnus, chairperson of the District 10 Dem-NPL and chairperson of the Domestic Violence and Abuse Center board of directors.
"The DVAC does such critical work in our communities, serving those who are victims of domestic violence," Magnus said in a news release. "It is an often-overlooked need and our district was proud to support their work."
Debra Olson, executive director of the DVAC, said, the center serves rural areas, "having convenient access to support and resources is vital and often life-saving."
The DVAC serves women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault in Walsh, Pembina and Cavalier counties, providing a 24-hour crisis line and a safe shelter.
For more information about DVAC, go to www.facebook.com/dvacnd or call (701) 331-0466.