Companies Compete to Collect Food and Essentials for Those in Need

Bismarck, N.D. – It’s going to be a throwdown for North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) members as they kick off a competition to see which company can collect the most food, essentials and supplies for their communities.

The industry is launching “FEAST” – a Food, Essentials and Supplies Throwdown – this month to help food pantries and social services collect everyday necessities, including nonperishable food items, hygiene products, toiletries and more.

“In light of recent disasters, it’s easy to see how we take some of our everyday items for granted. Yet, it’s also a reminder that some of these things are inaccessible or unaffordable to people right here at home every day,” said Tessa Sandstrom, communications director for the NDPC. “In the industry, we have an army of employees who can give just a few items and make a big difference, and that’s exactly what we hope to achieve with this campaign.”

In addition to collecting needed items, the company collecting the most items will win $1,000 to donate to the charity of its choice. Companies may participate in in the FEAST campaign by contacting Sandstrom at For more information and to see who is participating, visit  

The campaign is one of several charitable drives organized by the NDPC Community Outreach Committee, which was formed to work together to make a stronger positive impact in North Dakota communities. To learn more about the committee, its members, and its campaigns, visit