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!
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 food shelf is in need of new volunteers to serve as intake interviewers in order to minimize the wait time for our customers. If you are detail oriented, have basic computer skills and enjoy working with people, this is the job for you! Pick your own work schedule, sign up when you’re free. Shifts are generally 4 hours in the morning or afternoon on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hands on training will be provided and another volunteer and staff will be available for assistance when needed. Become a member of our team today! We are looking for committed volunteers that are interested in serving with us for an extended period of time. For more information, check out our position description. Contact Director Mary Mitchell at 218-444-6580 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.