Services

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Please note our temporary hours:

We are closed Fridays.

Monday and Wednesday: We are open 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

If you need help with food, please come in and visit with one of our interviewers. It is helpful to bring identification and know your household size, gross household income, and names and birth dates 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.

ShelfSaver Mobile Food Shelf
Our mobile food shelf partners with churches in Kelliher and Blackduck to distribute food once a month. We are in Kelliher on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m at the North Beltrami Community Center on the corner of Main and Gould. Registration is inside the building. We are in Blackduck the third Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m at the Blackduck Evangelical Free Church, 241 Oscar Ave. Please park in the lot and walk up to register. Boxes are also available to Blackduck NAPS customers at the Community Resource Center.

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 bcfs@paulbunyan.net , 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.
https://www.facebook.com/RubysPantryBemidjiMN/

Community Resource Connections:
Help with MNSure enrollment, referrals to other services.
http://www.crcinform.org/

Churches United:
Can provide financial aid and referrals.
http://bemidjicu.org/

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.
https://www.communitytablebemidji.org/