MACF offers Food Pantry Challenge Grant

The Minot Area Community Foundation launched the Donation Station, a mobile trailer for giving back, in the fall of 2016. To get the Donation Station out into the community, MACF has issued a challenge grant.

For every 1,000 pounds of food that is collected for Minot area food pantries using the Donation Station, the Minot Area Community Foundation’s Arnold I. Besserud Fund will donate an additional $500 to that food pantry.

The Donation Station is a mobile trailer that promotes giving back in a non-traditional way. Organizations within 30 miles of Minot can use the trailer for events and donation drives that benefit an underserved population. For this challenge grant, the drive must benefit one or more of the Minot food pantries – Our Lady of Grace, The Lord’s Cupboard, and The Salvation Army. Organizations should contact these food pantries to get a better idea of what their current needs are and to set up donation drive dates.

The Food Pantry Challenge Grant will run from Aug. 1 through Dec. 31. You can book the Donation Station by contacting the Minot Area Community Foundation at 852-0646. To find out more information, you can also visit the website at