On Friday, August 17, North Country Food Bank will be conducting the Great Corn Giveaway simultaneously in East Grand Forks and Crookston.  The public is welcome to stop by and pick up delicious sweet corn at the Hardware Hank parking lots in East Grand Forks and Crookston between Noon and 6:00 p.m. on Friday.  Volunteers are also needed to help pick the sweet corn just outside of East Grand Forks beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 17.
North Country has partnered with Thorson Farming of East Grand Forks and CHS Ag Services to hold this event to help raise awareness about North Country’s work fighting hunger throughout northwest Minnesota and Grand Forks, ND.  Thorson Farming provided several acres of land for growing the sweet corn just outside of East Grand Forks, and CHS Ag Services provided the corn seed, as well as the tractor and planter to plant the corn.  “My sons and I are very grateful to be able to farm in the heart of the Red River Valley, and wanted to do something to give back,” said John Thorson of Thorson Farming.  “There are people right here in our community who don’t know when they will get to eat their next meal.  This is why we wanted to be involved in this project – to help make sure everybody knows about and helps support the work North Country is doing every day to make sure no children, senior citizens, veterans, families and friends in our community have to wonder how they will put dinner on the table tonight, “ said Thorson.
This event was made possible by the generous donations of Thorson Farming, CHS Ag Services, Hardware Hank and Bulldog Designs.  For more details and directions for volunteering, or about picking up corn to take home, please contact Susie Novak at (701) 739-0224.

About North Country Food Bank, Inc.
North Country Food Bank, Inc. distributes over 9 million pounds of food annually to more than 220 hunger-relief agencies in a dedicated partnership to end hunger in northwest and west central Minnesota, and Grand Forks, North Dakota.  North Country was established in 1983, and has served communities in northwest and west central Minnesota for more than 35 years.  For more information about North Country Food Bank, please visit or call 218-281-7356.