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'Christmas angel': Man donates truck to Great Plains Food Bank

Cathy Herbold, director of programs and agency services for Great Plains Food Bank, removes the gift tag Friday on a truck donated to the Fargo food bank for food deliveries to local schools. The truck was donated as well as a promise of volunteer drivers and funding to expand the backpack food program. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO—At least 70 kids in our community will get food for the weekend, delivered on wheels provided by a man described as a "Christmas angel."

Workers at the Great Plains Food Bank say an anonymous donor gave them a truck.

It's already being used to bring "backpacks" with three meals of food to elementary students in need.

The food for each backpack costs about $5.

While the donor's identity remains a mystery, they say Friday's deliveries would not have been possible without the donation.

"He wanted to remain very anonymous. He's got a huge heart, I can tell you that. He wants to make sure that little ones in this community don't suffer," said Marcia Paulson of the Great Plains Food Bank.

The truck's impact is being felt communitywide.

In the week the food bank has had the keys, the truck brought food to students who attend Jefferson, Clara Barton, Hawthorne and Eagles elementary schools.