Prairie Roots Community Fund

Thank you for your contribution to help overcome obstacles to healthy, fresh food for everyone!

Your donation helps to provide education, purchase garden tools, double the purchase power of SNAP dollars, and get info about these resources to those who need them most. Thanks for cultivating a healthy Fargo-Moorhead community!

Our Mission

The  mission of Prarie Roots Community Fund is to assure everyone in our community has access to healthy, fresh, local food. We focus on cultivating healthy futures for families with low-income.


Work with the neighborhood to develop and promote community gardening.


Develop programming to help families make the most of their resources to afford and enjoy natural food centered meals.


Fundraise and advocate to assure persons with limited incomes can access quality food and shop at Prairie Roots (WIC, SNAP).


The mission of Prairie Roots Food Co-op is to build a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic and local food. With that in mind, we created Prairie Roots Community Fund, a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to bringing access to high-quality, delicious food to everyone in our community. The Community Fund is overseen by the same Board of Directors as the Co-op. The meetings are at 8:00 pm on the first Monday of every month, directly after the Co-op board meetings. Please join us! Prairie Roots Community Fund has partnered with the AmeriCorps VISTA program to bring three Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA’s) on board to work on our three focus areas of Gardening/Outreach, Education and Development. We’ve asked our VISTA’s to place their initial focus for program development with our neighbors to the west in Golden Ridge.

For the most up-to-date information regarding our Community Fund program,  please like and follow our Prairie Roots Community Fund Facebook page.

Dan Rice, VISTA Volunteer

Dan Rice joined the Vista program at Prairie Roots Community Fund in July of 2019.  Dan is a retired professor and former Dean at the University of North Dakota.  His Vista role this year is to assist with the continuation of some programming started last year, review policies and procedures, and plan for the third and final year of the Vista grant in which we hope to employ three full-time volunteers.  He is also working with a Minot State/NDSU Social Work Class, in collaborate with the Family Wellness Center, to secure a food truck that will serve food insecure individuals and families in the Fargo/Moorhead community.

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If you would like to participate in classes (as a teacher or a learner), gardens, fundraising, helping plan or anything else, please contact us!

For more information about AmeriCorps and the VISTA program, visit their webpage.

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