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 Bemidji Community Food Shelf will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, 2015. The Food Shelf will re-open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9th.
Thanks to all those who contributed to the July Open Your Heart Challenge! The donations totaled over $17,000 and are helping to keep us in the black over the summer, when expenditures typically exceed income. We are so blessed with this wonderful community that supports our mission!
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!
Raised beds pop up around Bemidji as part of the Food Shelf FARM initiative to teach sustainable gardening skills to families in the community.
We are in need of folks to do intake here at the Food Shelf. If you like people and are comfortable using a computer this could be a fun volunteer gig for you. The interviewers work 4-hour shifts M, W and F and you are able to choose how many of these to work each month. If you are interested, please call Mary at218-444-6580.