Lake City Food Shelf

Lake City Food Shelf looking for donations of hard-to-find items

May 3, 2023
The Lake City Food Shelf is very grateful for all the support from our community. Many community organizations and churches conduct regular food drives, and individuals donate items as well. Thank you! If you are part of a group organizing a food drive or just want to help, here are the items...

Legion donates $500 to food shelf

Apr 26, 2023
Lake City American Legion Post 110 donated $500 to the Lake City Food Shelf through the Five for Food initiative. The food shelf is currently serving 125 families per month. Pictured, from left: Legion member Dick Grobe, food shelf volunteers Michelle Smith and Sharon Anderson, and Legion member...

Five for Food raises a record $45,612 for Lake City Food Shelf

Apr 12, 2023
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, has completed its ninth year with a record $45,612 in total donations. The 2023 donations exceeded the previous record donations of $42,259 last year. Twenty-eight sponsors agreed to donate...

As needs rise, food shelf volunteers appreciate community support

Apr 5, 2023
The volunteers at the Lake City Food Shelf are appreciative of all the donated food and money given to the Lake City Food Shelf. Our statistics in clients back up the need for food resources here. In January 2023, we served 121 families, giving out 12,570 pounds of food. February statistics...

Corrected and Updated: More Fives needed to reach goal

Mar 22, 2023
The flow of contributions to Five for Food needs to pick up if the campaign is going to reach its $50,000 goal. Five for Food uses contributions from sponsors to match donations of $5 or more to the Lake City Food Shelf. With just over a week until the campaign was originally scheduled to end at...

Lake City Kiwanis Club sponsors Five for Food

Mar 8, 2023
Bruce Carlstrom, Five for Food coordinator, at left, received a check from Lake City Kiwanis Club president Mac Baird. The Kiwanis Club and its members have supported Five for Food since the start of the initiative began in 2014. Twenty-seven sponsors have pledged $22,500 to match contributions...

Nybergs continue food shelf support

Feb 8, 2023
As owners of Fiesta Foods (now known as Lake City Fresh Market) in Lake City, Phil and Lori Nyberg have been generous supporters of the Lake City Food Shelf and the Five for Food Initiative. While they have sold their interest in the store, they are continuing their support as sponsors of Five...

St. John’s Christmas choir concert raises $450 for food shelf

Jan 4, 2023
Despite inclement weather that day, a freewill donation collected at a Dec. 14 choir concert at St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrating the birth of Christ collected $450 for the Lake City Food Shelf. Above, choir accompanist Sandi Rodman (left) and director Joyce Zillgitt (right) present a donation...

Diners generous at free community Thanksgiving

Jan 4, 2023
This year’s community Thanksgiving dinner served 316 meals on Thanksgiving Day and raised $3,400.50 through freewill offerings for the Lake City Food Shelf. “I’d say the generosity was pretty good considering it was just a voluntary, freewill offering,” said Elwood Gnotke of Bethany Lutheran Church...

Food shelf volunteers grateful for support

Jan 4, 2023
December 2022 was a big month for the food shelf to distribute food to families in need. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, we served 136 families—giving away 13,565 pounds of food. Youth (ages 0-17 years) served: 131 Adults (ages 18-64) served: 208 Seniors (ages 65 and up) served:...


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