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Published February 13, 2013, 09:23 AM

North Dakota Project Donates More than 111 Tons of Produce

Volunteers in the Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project donated more than 111 tons of fresh produce to food pantries, soup kitchens and other charities last year.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Volunteers in the Hunger Free North Dakota Garden Project donated more than 111 tons of fresh produce to food pantries, soup kitchens and other charities last year.

State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says Northlands Rescue Mission in Grand Forks received the most produce, at nearly 28 tons. The Banquet at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck was next, at more than 4 tons.

The state Agriculture Department and Great Plains Food Bank started the program in 2010. Goehring says it's a vital partnership between people who have produce to share and those who can use it.

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