Our programs are community-based, partnership oriented and run by volunteers. We have created services that focused on clients at the human level. We've reduce financial and lanuage barriers to provide an inviting judgment-free space for clients to focus on thermselves.
The Relief Shop is open seasonally from April-October (dependent upon weather and volunteers). Shopping for the general public is on Mondays from 12pm-5pm. NO REFERRAL IS NEEDED. We work with various agencies in Fargo-Moorhead to ensure communities all over the area have an opportunity to receive help. Shopping is done at the Family Center building between The Arbors apartments and McCormick Park. Address:
622 23rd Street S
Fargo, ND 58103
On select Wednesdays we provide Agency Shopping from 10am to 3pm for Social Workers/Case Managers to shop for those who have too many barriers to come for themselves. We are currently working with New American Consortium, Community Uplift Program and South Sudanese Foundation to make this happen.
Hot Meal Fridays is a program created by a father-son chef team to offer hot meal access to those who are in food insecure situations (ie: in between pay periods, waiting on approval for assistance, households with school age/disabled family members, low/fixed income persons). Meals are served first-come first-served and prepared to go in The Family Center building at McCormick Park Family. Address:
622 23rd Street S
Fargo, ND 58103.
Currently we don't have the resources to operate weekly so we are planning dates throughout 2023 to host meal events instead. Please follow our social media for more details.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT OUR HOT MEAL PROGRAM:
1. No ID or registration is required to receive a meal.
2. Meal items are sourced from local grocers, community gardens, farmers markets, food pantries and donations from the comunity.
3. Rude/hostile people will NOT be served.
Lemonade for Life
Community Partner Day
Pass Da Plate
Joy of Giving
Married-coupled makes up 49.5% of impoverished families in Fargo, ND, according to CityData.com.
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019: Fargo: 16.1% Whole state: 10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019: Fargo: 6.7% Whole state: 4.9%
The poverty rate among disabled males: Fargo: 14.2% North Dakota: 13.7% Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 14.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor): Fargo: 20.5% North Dakota: 23.4%
The poverty rate among disabled females: Fargo: 19.0% North Dakota: 20.5% Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 14.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor): Fargo: 23.6% North Dakota: 25.8%
Renting rate in Fargo, North Dakota among poor and not poor residents: Residents below poverty level: 90.6% Residents above poverty level: 47.7%
Children below poverty level: Fargo, North Dakota: 14.6% State: 10.1%.
The poverty rate among high school graduates not in families: Fargo: 22.2% North Dakota: 21.1%.
The poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school, not in families: Fargo: 34.9% North Dakota: 38.3%.
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