FARGO, N.D. – Folk musician, songwriter, poet and longtime Mandan-area farmer Chuck Suchy will host a virtual concert to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21.

The latest in a series of concerts to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be broadcast on Suchy’s Facebook page and on the Facebook page for the Great Plains Food Bank (@GreatPlainsFoodBank).

Known commonly as the original North Dakota Troubadour, Suchy’s career writing and performing songs that tell the story about his experiences in North Dakota has spanned decades, having recorded numerous albums while also performing with members of his family.

The concert will benefit the Great Plains Food Bank at a difficult time for children, seniors and families across North Dakota and western Minnesota. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Great Plains Food Bank has seen a 44 percent increase in the need for food assistance through its partner food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens and a 79 percent increase through its Mobile Food Pantry.

This is the sixth date in the virtual concert series to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank during this pandemic. The organization was happy to also work previously with Blind Joe (April 2), Kat Perkins (April 10), 32 Below (April 17), Tigirlily (April 23) and Dakota Bay (May 7).

About the Great Plains Food Bank

Now it its 38th year, the Great Plains Food Bank serves as North Dakota’s only food bank. Its partner network includes 213 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs operating in 99 communities across North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.

Since 1983, the Great Plains Food Bank, through its partners and programs, have distributed more than 175 million meals to children, seniors, and families in need. The Great Plains Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network and was named the Not-for-Profit of the Year for 2018 by the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

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