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Dorothy Day Food Pantry
Moorhead, MN 56560
Details: The food pantry provides food baskets to low-income families and individuals from both Cass and Clay counties. Food baskets are distributed Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm - 7:45pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 2:45pm; no appointments are necessary. We are now offering Daily Bread (only bread and produce given out) on Friday from 9:45am - 11am. Clients can come once per month to obtain a food basket, and each person receives an average of 25 pounds of food which typically lasts for 2-3 days. Everyone must present identification in order to receive a food basket. Since its inception, food pantry utilization has steadily increased. 75% of the food at our food pantry is donated, while only 25% is purchased. We are a member agency of the Great Plains Food Bank, so we are able to obtain food from them at a reduced cost. We receive donated food through the Daily Bread program which is also part of the Great Plains Food Bank. This program allows us to receive food from local grocery stores, hotels, and restaurants every week free of charge; food items include: bread and sweets, dairy products, and fresh produce. In addition, we receive USDA commodities through Great Plains Food Bank which include donated food items, such as: meat, peanut butter, juice, and tuna. Other donated food comes from food drives (i.e. Postal Carriers Drive, Fill the Dome, Boy Scouts, and the Homeless and Hungry Project), organizations and companies, civic groups, and individuals. Whether the food is purchased or donated, we are very grateful for the resources that we have in this community.