ABOUT US

Hunger isn’t the only epidemic faced by those in need in our region; scarcity of shelter, emergency assistance, and transition assistance are the pillars on which St. Joseph’s Social Care was founded. We strive to empower and educate those in the midst of crisis on how to live a self-sufficient life and thrive as part of a better community.






GRAND FORKS COUNTY HAS THE 4TH HIGHEST FOOD INSECURITY RATE IN THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA.



EMPTY BOWLS

Beating local hunger, one bowl at a time. Every November, a local Empty Bowls event is held to raise awareness and funds in the fight against hunger right here in Grand Forks. From making bowls, to serving, to attending the event and donating, there are endless ways to become involved in this lifesaving event.


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Empty Bowls


70% OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT RECEIVE FOOD BANK BENEFITS IN NORTH DAKOTA INCLUDE SOMEONE WHO WAS EMPLOYED DURING THE PAST YEAR.



Free Summer Lunch for Youth

FREE SUMMER LUNCH FOR YOUTH

No child should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. During the summer, when kids are out of school, it can be very difficult for low-income families to provide consistent, nutritious meals for their children. St. Joseph’s recognizes this challenge and serves over 19,000 free lunches to local children at several different sites around Grand Forks and East Grand Forks in June and July, to ensure that no child goes hungry.


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