Our HistoryIn June 2007, student council leaders from each of the Fargo-Moorhead area High Schools got together and formed the Metro Student Council Ambassadors. As a group, they wanted to do something big, something to highlight their senior year of high school. A couple of phone calls, lots of donations and few espressos later, Fill The Dome was born. The goal? Fill the entire floor of the FARGODOME (80,000 sq. ft) with food for local food pantries.
Six years later, the Fargo-Moorhead area did it again. Led by a group of outstanding young leaders from area schools, more than 50 schools raised food and funds to help those in need throughout the state of North Dakota as well as Clay County in Minnesota. In addition to seeking donations, Metro Area Student Ambassadors hoped to make an impact through a new mission statement: Feed Teach Develop. The students hoped to feed those in need, teach community members about the needs in our state and region, and develop a community where we care for and look out for the needs of each other.
Notably, 2012 marked the year that Great Plains Food Bank was able to hand out the millionth meal supplied by Fill the Dome. This legacy of giving back is only possible through the passion of area students and the innumerable community supporters.