It’s almost time for March FoodShare 2014!
Each March, Minnesota FoodShare directs the March Campaign, the largest food drive in the state and restocks 300 food shelves across Minnesota. It recruits thousands of congregations, companies, schools and civic groups to run local food and fund drives to aid in the effort.
Minnesota FoodShare organizes a statewide media campaign to promote food shelf donations. It produces and distributes free promotional and educational resources for food drive organizers. It acts as a clearinghouse for cash donations and distributes the funds to participating Minnesota food shelves. Throughout the year, Minnesota FoodShare advocates on behalf of hungry Minnesota families with both state and federal lawmakers and educates the public about hunger in Minnesota.
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March FoodShare 2014
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Mary comes to Bemidji by way of Bismarck, North Dakota, where she has lived for most of the past 33 years. Her previous work with non-profits includes 11 years with Dakota Resource Council as a community organizer and legislative coordinator. For the past three years she has been working for a large engineering firm, but recently decided that she wanted to return to non-profit work, and to Bemidji, where she had attended graduate school in the 1990’s. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with the great folks at the Food Shelf and to participate in its meaningful mission. Mary has two children, a son, 26, and a daughter, 23. She enjoys outdoor activities and reading and hopes to re-learn to knit.
Happy New Year from the Bemidji Community Food Shelf
As President of the food shelf I would like to share with you the great giving in December to the Food Shelf. We have received over $45,584.53, which enabled us to end the year in the black. This is in the context of interviewing in 2013 10,704 households, representing 37,393 people. We have been blessed by more people contributing on line plus nearly 4,000 visits to our web site. A special thank you to the generous community that enabled us to distribute 709,037 pounds of food in 2013. To God be the Glory !
Bill Beyer, President of the Board BCFS
Starting January 3rd our closing time will change from 3:30pm to 3:00pm. We will still be open every 3rd Monday until 5pm.