Please accept the July 2017 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS). You can make a difference this year by making a financial donation during the month of July. The more funds donated during July the larger our food shelf’s grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will be.
In Minnesota, summer means fresh produce. But many Minnesota families can’t afford weekly trips to the farmer’s market for fruits and vegetables. BCFS helps to provide nutritious fruits and vegetables to families in our community. We need your help this summer.
Every day, Minnesotans make over 9,000 visits to food shelves statewide – that is six visits to a food shelf every minute. Last July, 848 families visited BCFS.
We see an increase in child visits during the summer. When school is out for summer vacation, many children miss out on free school meals and their families turn to us for support. Make a bigger impact on hunger in our community this July.