UND Nonprofit Leadership Student Association Collects Food For Kids Plus Program

The University of North Dakota’s Nonprofit Leadership Student Association (NLSA) is teaming with Great Plains Food Bank, Northlands Rescue Mission, Hugo’s grocers and the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre (GGFCT) to collect food for the Kids Plus Program to make sure school-aged children do not go hungry.

The Kids Plus Food Drive is working to supply children, who qualify for free or reduced school lunches, with nutritious food at home over the long weekends and holidays. The goal is to help more than 100 students in the Grand Forks area by sending weekly bags of food students can discreetly take home for the days they are not in school.

Donations will be accepted at all Hugo’s locations Nov. 11-24 in the form of $5 or $10 pre-packaged bags, or by donating the following items:

  • Capri Sun/ Juice boxes. (no hot chocolate)
  • Fruit and Veggie cups/ cans. Smaller individual sized is preferred, and pop-top
  •  Family sized boxes of mac-n-cheese
  • Something like Zataran’s rice and beans (protein)
  • Soup (pop- top as well)
  • Spaghetti-o’s
  •  Gold-fish snack
  • Oatmeal and small boxes of cereal

Donations are also being accepted at the showing of the children’s production of The Little Mermaid at the GGFCT Fire Hall Theatre Nov. 1 -11. Children participating in the production have made food donations and patrons attending the performances are encouraged to bring a can good or food item to benefit the program.

Students will also work with area churches for more food donations until Nov. 30.

Please make sure all donations are peanuts and tree nut free and non-perishable.

The Nonprofit Leadership Student Association is affiliated with the UND College of Arts and Sciences. The program provides social and cultural opportunities for its members, as well as preparing students for careers in nonprofit leadership. NLSA focuses on community service and volunteerism in the Grand Forks community.

Heather Helgeson
Nonprofit Program Coordinator
University of North Dakota

Leigh Kelly
student writer
UND Office of University Relations