The Food Shelf will be closed for Good Friday on March 25th. We will reopen on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. BCFS wishes you a Blessed Easter!
Area Voices producer Alauna Yust interviews Mary Mitchell, Director of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf and Joan, a volunteer and a user of the food shelf.
There will be an open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at the Food Shelf for people interested in learning about the various volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mary at 444-6580 to sign up.
Young people are welcome to attend, with children 12 and under accompanied by an adult.
This is the BIGGIE! Donations from this campaign take us through the summer months when usage is at its highest and donations are at their lowest. We accept food and monetary donations Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at our building at 1260 Exchange Ave. SE in the Industrial Park. We are a block east of the Eagles Club. You may also donate using the Paypal or GiveMN links on this website. Mailed donations should go to: BCFS, P.O. Box 3118, Bemidji, MN 56619-3118. If you are interested in participating in the Pack the Pews event March 19-25, please call Mary at 444-6580 for more information.
BCFS is now a Thrivent Choice Organization. If you are a Thrivent member, you can direct your Choice Dollars to go to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. To do this, please go to:
Once you have logged in with your member user ID or created an account, you can search for Bemidji Community Food Shelf on the list of approved organizations, and designate all or part of your Choice Dollars.
Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is an annual event that runs through March and into the first week in April. It is our biggest food and fund raiser of the year. Contributions that come in March are critical for keeping us in operations through the summer months. You can stretch your FoodShare dollar in two ways: By donating directly to the Food Shelf, since one dollar donated can purchase about four meals; second, all the donations that come in during the campaign receive a partial match through the Greater Minnesota Council of Churches. Last year this amounted to about $10,000. Workplaces and organizations are encouraged to participate in this great community event! Contact us for more information.