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FNS Photo by Michael Vosburg Volunteers Casey Materi, left, and Haley Mertes unpack food delivered by the Great Plains Food Bank on Nov. 18 to the Churches United for the Homeless shelter in Moorhead, Minn.

Amid prosperity, hunger growing in Fargo-Moorhead


DILWORTH, Minn. — Ashlie Jackson has struggled to find work and feed her two young children.

She’s learned what despair feels like and how to ask for help — for her own good but mostly for her sons, 1-year-old Malikai and 8-year-old SeQuoyah.

The 27-year-old mother moved home with her mom in October and visited a local food pantry last week — a visit that put spaghetti on the table and her mind momentarily at ease.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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