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.
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.
Since the flood of 1997, St. Joseph’s Social Care has been a significant member of the Greater Grand Forks community. Now, in our 20th year, we are experiencing a greater demand and decreased financial contributions; we need your support more than ever. Any amount counts, but we’re asking for $20 to mark our 20th year. Visit our convenient PayPal donation page and make a secure donation today to help our future.
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.