Ice Cream Social and Farm Tour

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf will host a free ice cream sundae social and give tours of its Farm Project from 2-4 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2015.

The purpose of the event is to show appreciation to Food Shelf volunteers and to the community for its support. People will be able to create their own ice cream sundaes, view the new mural, and tour the Food Shelf Farm with a staff person.

The Open Your Heart July Challenge

The Open Your Heart July Challenge is here! Now is the time to stretch your dollars!

Up here in the North Country we all look forward to our beautiful summer with its mild temperatures and sunny days. But summer also brings a new reality to many area families: a shortage of food.

With children home from school, many find that they are unable to get enough food for their households. Children, who might be eligible for free breakfast and lunch at school, are now eating three meals a day at home. And, at this same time, food shelves are dealing with their slowest season for donations.

To help the Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS) and other food shelves across Minnesota provide healthy food for these families throughout the summer, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Hunger Solutions of Minnesota are teaming up for the July Challenge. During this time, food shelves can receive matching grants up to $5,000.

To donate to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, donate online on the website, through PayPal or send a check to: BCFS, 1260 Industrial Park Drive SE, Bemidji, MN 56601. Better yet, we invite you to stop by and see us. You can make a difference for hungry families in Bemidji this July!