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Energy Share: Energy Share is a cooperative effort of Energy Share of North Dakota, statewide Community Action Agencies, utility companies, private donors, and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help eligible households prevent electrical shutoffs. Assistance is provided when the situation has been deemed an emergency, and all other resources have been exhausted. Energy Share may pay for service charges, re connection fees, or security lights. Energy Share may not pay for late charges, penalty charges, deposits, estimated readings, or trip charges. Eligible clients may be referred to Community.

In House Food Pantry: Community Action provides donated foods, paper products, and cleaning supplies to individuals and families on an emergency basis.  Non-Federal funds are utilized to purchase food items.  No income guidelines.

Food Pantries: Community Action supports 6 community food pantries throughout Bottineau, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce, Renville, and Ward Counties. Government Surplus Commodities, funding, and administrative support are provided to the food pantries. Eligibility for the food pantries must follow federal poverty income guidelines as determined by the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program.

Emergency Prescription Assistance Program:  The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program assists uninsured low-income individuals with the purchase of prescription medications.

For more information on food programs contact Community Action at (701) 839-7221 or