Local Community Resources

Mental Health Matters #GFCares is an organization overseen by an advisory committee including Grand Forks Public Schools, City of Grand Forks, Altru Health System TEARS Program, Grand Forks Opioid Response Program, Grand Forks Police Department, University of North Dakota, Mountain Plains Mental Health and Addiction Technology Transfer Centers and mental health providers. Thier mission is to organize community events to educate, promote awareness of mental health and community issues, provide resources for mental health and community care, and address barriers to essential care.

North Dakota Health & Human Services offers a mental health provider and program directory that can be filtered to find specific programs for adults and children.

The Personal Financial Readiness Program provides Department of the Air Force members and their families the foundation for financial literacy and the tools needed to make sound financial decisions.

The Grand Forks Community Care Center & Food Pantry offers residents of Grand Forks County, East Grand Forks, MN and Fisher, MN, no-cost food once a month. Food distribution is by appointment only, Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call (701)757-3480 for more information.

Additional Grand Forks area food assistance:

  • Northlands Rescue Mission
    420 Division Ave. Grand Forks, ND, (701) 772-6600 ext. 206
    • Food boxes Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm (until 7 pm on Wednesdays)
    • Community meals available every day from noon to 5 pm. Visit the front office to request a meal.
  • Red River Valley Community Action
    1013 North 5th St. Grand Forks, ND, (701) 746-5431
    • Food pantry and fresh food distribution on Tuesdays by appointment only. Must call one week in advance to request.
  • St. Joseph's Food Pantry
    620 8th Ave. South Grand Forks, ND, (701) 864-0108
    • Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm, enter through Door #3
    • Must call between 10 am - 2 pm the day of to request.
  • HC Community Care Center & Food Pantry
    1726 South Washington Grand Forks, ND, (701) 757-3480
    • Open Monday - Thursday by appointment only. Call Monday or Tuesday between 9 am - 4 pm to make an appointment.
    • Located in the Grand Cities Mall behind Thrive Church.
  • East Grand Forks Food Shelf
    1715 3rd Ave. NW East Grand Forks, MN, (218) 773-8083
    • Open Monday and Wednesday from 10 am - 5 pm and Friday from 10 am to 2 pm. Call to schedule an appointment.
  • Salvation Army
    1600 University Ave. Grand Forks, ND, (701) 775-2597
    • Open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 11:30 am and 1 pm - 2:30 pm.
  • Freedom Church Cares
    6 North 3rd St. Grand Forks, ND, (701) 772-3117
    • Open Thursday from 10 am - 11 am