Bemidji Community Food Shelf is temporarily inviting customers to use the Food Shelf twice per month instead of just once. With recent visit numbers are down to less than half of normal, it is hoped that allowing two visits will give people great access to fresh foods, like produce. The two-visit model will last until further notice.
Anyone facing challenges with food purchases is welcome at the Food Shelf. The Food Shelf recently returned to pre-pandemic operations and customers are again shopping the aisles, with masks required. University and Technical College students are especially encouraged to come to the Food Shelf, as their parents’ income does not impact their eligibility when they are not living at home.