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The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office challenged state agencies to a food collection challenge for the third year in a row benefitting Ministry on the Margins and the Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry this holiday season. The 15 agencies that participated were:

  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Public Instruction
  • Department of Transportation
  • Highway Patrol
  • Indian Affairs Commission
  • Insurance Department
  • Office of the Attorney General 
  • Office of the Governor
  • Office of the State Auditor
  • Office of the Treasurer
  • Public Service Commission
  • Securities Department
  • State Historical Society
  • University System Office
  • Vital Records

The total food collected by each agency was divided by the number of people on their team to make the competition fair and determine the winner of the challenge. A total of 13,105 food items were collected for people in need this year. The agency that won the competition was the Office of the Governor.

“Even a single can of food helps, we are overjoyed at the amount of food collected in this drive,” said Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry Director Pat Jergenson. “Because of such generosity, we’ll be able to provide for those in need this holiday season.”

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