As the increase in need continues for the Great Plains Food Bank’s services, a corporation with ties to North Dakota has made a substantial donation to help with that need. Hess Corporation, this morning, announced a $100,000 gift to the Great Plains Food Bank, a gift that will immediately go to work helping feed hungry seniors, children and families across North Dakota and western Minnesota, according to a press release from Great Plains.

Currently, the food bank has seen a 45 percent increase in needs, which equates to an additional 3.3 millions being served since March 2020.

Brent Lohnes, North Dakota General Manager said, “On behalf of all my colleagues at Hess, we want to say thank you to all the organizations helping those in need through the COVID-19 reality of 2020. When we heard about the increase in demand for food, we knew we needed to step in and help.” Lohnes added, “Hess’ mission is to be the most trusted energy partner wherever we operate and to make a positive impact in the communities where we live and work. We are proud to be able to support the well-being of our communities.”