0615171511We Can Help

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We serve Beltrami County and the Bemidji School District.

Please note: After September, we will be closing at 3 p.m. on the third Monday of the month.

If you need help with food, please come in and visit with one of our interviewers. You should bring identification and proof of address (official mail such as a utility bill) and know your household size, gross household income, and names and birthdates of household members. Our services are income-based and we conform to the guidelines of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). We offer service once a month per household and can provide about 10 meals worth of food. We are a client-choice food shelf, meaning that the customer chooses the food within each category.

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)
We are a distribution site for the NAPS program. People 60 and over who meet income eligibility requirements can receive a commodity box and cheese once per month. For an application form, contact the food shelf at 218-444-6580 or , or download a printable form here: NAPS form 001 PDF

Links to other area resources:

Ruby’s Pantry:
Food distribution every third Wednesday of the month. $20 buys about $150 of food.

Community Resource Connections:
Help with MNSure enrollment, referrals to other services.

Churches United:
Can provide financial aid and referrals.

Community Table:
Free meals to those who are hungry. Meals are available from 5:00 to 6:00 Monday & Tuesday at Mt. Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. and Wednesday and Thursday at United Methodist Church, 9th Street and Beltrami Ave.