Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

YOU can make the difference for an area family!

Donate during March to help us with summer food purchases when families have to feed children who are home from school. Your donation of food and dollars will receive a partial match through the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. Contact us information about how to host a food and/or fund drive. Please help us make our goal of $110,000 and 40,000 pounds of food!

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BCFS 2018 Annual Meeting

Please join us for the Bemidji Community Food Shelf Annual Meeting Saturday, February 10 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 5232 Irvine Ave NW.

Member churches and volunteers will gather at noon for a light lunch, a meeting, recognitions, and elections. The public portion of the meeting will start at 1:30 with a presentation by Amanda Shongo, Nutritionist, NREMT, addressing the underlying issues contributing to health inequities in our region.

Coffee, cookies and bars will be served and door prizes awarded. For further information, please call Mary at 218-444-6580.

About the Speaker:

Amanda Shongo has worked for the Leech Lake Band within the Health Division since the summer of 2013.  She is currently working in the capacity of Nutritionist for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Nutrition Program and as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician for the Leech Lake Ambulance Service.  Her work has included continued efforts in conducting a Community Food Sovereignty and Food Access Assessment of the Leech Lake Reservation, assuring emergency food access through the Cass Lake Area Food Shelf, working on community food access through gardens and food education, and teaching general nutrition in the class and kitchen setting.  Amanda is a member of the Lower Mohawk from the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, Canada and currently resides in the Bemidji area.