We provide support to
community members who are experiencing poverty.

Ways we Fight Poverty

Helping those in need right in our own community
Food Boxes
People in our community often have difficult choices to make between rent, other essentials, and food. Last year, we supplied more than 2800 food boxes to the community. Those in need are able to reserve a monthly food box by calling
701-772-6600 ext. 206.
Food boxes are now 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 ending hunger in our community. That's why we started the Backpack Program, which provides local children with food every week during the school year. NEW this year, we are expanding the program to cover all elementary and middle schools in Grand Forks so that no student goes without the opportunity for food assistance in our community. This means that as many as 2200 children will receive a bag of food through their school that they can take home over the weekend!

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 and medication.

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.)
21,457
bags of food distributed during the 2020-21 school year
2200
bags distributed per week to fifteen 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.

Below is a list of schools in Grand Forks that currently participate in the program:
  • Ben Franklin Elementary
  • Ben Franklin Elementary
  • Lake Agassiz Elementary
  • South Middle School
  • Century Elementary
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary
  • Valley Middle School
  • Discovery Elementary
  • Nathan Twining School
  • Elroy Schroeder Middle School
  • Wilder Elementary
  • J Nelson Kelly Elementary
  • Phoenix Elementary
  • Winship Elementary
For questions, please contact Korrin at (701) 772-6600 ext. 215 or emailkorrin@jointhemission.org
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