Please note that after September, the food shelf will no longer be open until 5 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. If that is the only time you are able to come, please consider appointing a proxy to pick up your food or call us at 218-444-6580 to set up an appointment.
BCFS is a United Way Agency, meaning that we receive support from United Way. We are grateful for our relationship and our increased capacity to serve our community.
Bemidji Community Food Shelf will be closed for the 4th of July holiday on Wednesday, July 4. The food shelf will reopen for food distribution Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. The food shelf staff and volunteers wish everyone in the community a safe and peaceful holiday.
We have so many wonderful volunteers that it is difficult for us to acknowledge just one or two. Every year, through United Way of Bemidji Area, we are given the opportunity to recognize two volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to our work. This year’s Someone Special awards go to volunteers Gerry Cardinal and Janice Lund.
Gerry gleans on Mondays and also takes our van and trailer to pick up food from our Food Bank in Crookston most Wednesdays. In addition, he sheetrocked the Deep Winter Greenhouse and is willing to take on most any job.
Janice is here every day, and is a shelf-stocking dynamo. She has also tracked birthdays for staff and key volunteers and has provided cakes and cards. Janice is ready to shift gears with a moment’s notice and we so appreciate her flexibility and hard work.
We are so grateful for both of them!