BCFS is hiring! We are seeking a part-time Volunteer Coordinator to work with our wonderful volunteers to help feed our community. Click here to see the full position description.
Great News! Bemidji Community Food Shelf is the Big River Scoop May 2018 Flavor of the Month Recipient! At the end of May, a donation will be made to BCFS based on the number of Munchie Madness purchases. Munchie Madness is described as: “Sweet cake batter ice cream swirled with a salted caramel ripple and brimming with Oreos, M&M pieces and peanut butter cups.” What a yummy way to support your community!
The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is a faith-based, caring place that listens to those who are experiencing food insecurity. We work with our partners to be inclusive and to provide fresh, nourishing foods for those living in Beltrami County and the Bemidji School District.
The Bemidji Food Shelf (BCFS) is a nonprofit (IRS Reg. 501c3) organization founded during the summer of 1982. Realizing that the need for food was greater than any one church could handle, a group of twelve churches joined hands. The food shelf now has 17 member churches and serves approximately 3,000 families at a large facility in the Industrial Park, distributing over 700,000 pounds of food per year. We purchase just over half our food, and partner with area stores for donations for the remainder. We have a full time director and four part-time staff, and over 700 volunteers from the community.
BCFS in the news:
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Call BCFS at 218-444-6580 for more information.
Executive Board and Advisory Committee
The Executive Committee, consisting of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Coordinator meets monthly with the Advisory Committee. If you are interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, please contact Mary at BCFS, 218-444-6580.
Need a Speaker?
A member of the BCFS Executive Board will attend a meeting at your church, organization, business or club to provide useful information and answer any questions you might have about the Food Shelf. Just call (218) 444-6580 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange a time.