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Published September 13, 2013, 09:36 AM

Northlands Rescue Mission Invites the Community to Help “Sack Hunger”

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—“Of all the challenges faced by struggling individuals and families here in the Northlands, hunger is one that we, as a community, can do something about right now.” Those are the words of David M. Sena, Executive Director of Northlands Rescue Mission, commenting on the growing tide of people in our area experiencing food insecurity.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—“Of all the challenges faced by struggling individuals and families here in the Northlands, hunger is one that we, as a community, can do something about right now.” Those are the words of David M. Sena, Executive Director of Northlands Rescue Mission, commenting on the growing tide of people in our area experiencing food insecurity.

“That term means that consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources,” Sena explained. “In the case of the people we serve here at the Mission, it refers specifically to those who are homeless and at risk of going hungry, as well as families who face a financial juggling act, where sometimes the food ball is the one that must be dropped.”

This condition can be alleviated by partnering with the Mission to provide food to those who need it. “That’s why during the month of September I’m inviting everyone who cares for our neighbors in need to join the Mission and lets sack hunger here in the Northlands,” Sena said.

It costs the Mission about $2.29 to provide one wholesome meal served in its dining room to shelter residents, the homeless from the streets or working-poor individuals. The Mission also offers food boxes to hungry families and take-home bags for low-income students on weekends and holidays during the school year. “Our meal cost is so low because much of the food is donated,” Sena said. Currently the Mission is serving nearly 290 meals a day. They expect to serve more than 100,000 meals in total for 2013.

Sena encourages those who want to help the Mission sack hunger to make a gift online today at their website, linked here. “Consider a gift of $22.90 to provide 10 meals or even $229 to provide 100! Anything anyone can do to help will have a tremendous impact on a hungry individuals here in the Northlands,” he said.

Information about the Mission’s full range of programs and services is available online as well.

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