We help community members who are experiencing
hunger or poverty.

Ways we Fight Hunger

Daily meals, food boxes, meals for students, and more!
Food Boxes
People in our community often have difficult choices to make between rent, food, gas, and other essentials. The Mission provides free monthly food boxes to any individuals or families in need. Last year, we supplied more than 2800 food boxes to the community.
Food boxes are available Monday through Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (10:00 am - 7:00 pm on Wednesdays).

COVID-19 Note: Until further notice, food boxes will be prepackaged and picked up at Door 2 (under the green awning). Thank you!
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Community Meal Service
Lunch and dinner are served every day at the Mission. Meals are free and available for any community member. Last year, we provided more than 50,000 meals to our community!
Lunch is served daily at 12:00 pm.
Dinner is served daily at 5:00 pm.
Please ring the bell at Door 2 (under the green awning) to request a meal.

COVID-19 Note: Until further notice, community meals will be packed to-go and eaten off-site. Thank you for your understanding.
You Can Help a Child This Weekend!
Northlands Rescue Mission is committed to fighting child hunger in our community. That's why we started the Backpack Program, which provides local children with food every weekend during the school year. The program currently serves students at every elementary school in Grand Forks.

Backpack Program food bags are filled with two breakfast items, two lunch items, two fruit items, two snacks, and two juice pouches. At the end of each week during the school year, bags are discreetly given to students to take home. This helps ensure that kids have a healthy and reliable source of food over the weekend. It also helps parents save money so they can pay bills and purchase items their children need, such as school supplies, gas, and medications.

When you support the Backpack Program, you are supporting a child's future. Just $100 feeds a child for the entire year. Will you sponsor a child through the Backpack Program?
Donate to the Backpack Program

Items Currently needed for Donation:

Ramen Noodles
Soup/Noodle Cups
Cereal Cups
Juice Boxes/Pouches
Applesauce/Fruit Cups
Instant Oatmeal Packets (not containing nuts)
Individually packaged snack items (not containing nuts)
Non-perishable Meal Items (e.g. macaroni & cheese, rice pouches, etc.)
34,000
bags of food distributed during the 2021-22 school year
1100
bags distributed per week to ten different schools
$2.50
cost to feed one child for a weekend
Want to Enroll Your Child in the Backpack Program?
To enroll, please contact your school's front office. If you are eligible, they will have you fill out a permission slip for your child participate in the program.

Grand Forks schools currently participating in the Backpack Program:
  • Ben Franklin Elementary
  • Lake Agassiz Elementary
  • Century Elementary
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary
  • Discovery Elementary
  • Wilder Elementary
  • J Nelson Kelly Elementary
  • Phoenix Elementary
  • Winship Elementary
  • Viking Elementary
For questions, please contact Korrin at (701) 772-6600 ext. 215 or email korrin@jointhemission.org
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