North Dakota Nice: The Chair Affair provides “A Seat to Eat”

There are 16,130 children in North Dakota who lack enough food for healthy growth every day, which is why the Grand Forks Public School District provides a free soy butter lunch to any student whose lunch balance falls too far into the red. However, educators were noticing that the stigma of the free meal was keeping high school students from accepting it – and so, a group of amazing Grand Forks women organized The Chair Affair to make sure every child has a hot lunch.

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North Dakota Nice: Burleigh County 4-H laces up for those less fortunate

As the largest and only research-based youth development organization in North Dakota, the 4-H program – managed by NDSU Extension – provides learn-by-doing experiences to help children ages 8-18 develop skills and values that will carry them for the rest of their lives – including an international shoe drive to help those who normally wouldn’t be able to afford shoes on their own.

North Dakota Nice: Dickinson Fit Moms

North Dakotans aren’t known for wearing our hearts on our sleeves – which is why it’s so important that we are constantly looking for new or unique ways to connect with and support one another. Enter Dickinson Fit Moms, a fantastic Facebook group for western North Dakotan parents created to help one another stay mentally healthy by encouraging and aiding one another through #momlife.