Ministry on the Margins is a volunteer-based ecumenical ministry committed to supporting those who fall through the cracks during times of transition. Every week we offer a food pantry, prison-to-society support, an ice cream social, an overnight coffee house, and other services. Our food pantry reaches up to 100 households every day it is open (twice a week) ranging from low income families with children to those living on the streets. Our people LOVE fresh produce, because it's hard to get a hold of and the food they usually get comes canned or in a box.
Fridays we can accept food by appointment, so give us a call and we'll let you know when someone will be available to accept your donation. Our doors are locked during these times, so call us when you arrive and we will let you in. Our food Pantry is Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings, so it would be great to receive produce before those times.
We accept donations Monday – Wednesday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:30 pm, Thursdays 9:30 – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 7:00 pm. Fridays by appointment. We are not accepting donated clothing.
Our building remains locked unless an event is taking place, but we are here and looking forward to accepting your donation. Please call 701-223-6315 when you get to the door! (Please use parking lot door.)
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.