Lake City Food Shelf

Heffernan Ford donates to Lake City Food Shelf

Dec 22, 2021
Tom Heffernan (left) of Tom Heffernan Ford in Lake City presented a $1,000 check to Lake City Food Shelf Executive Director Carole Helgerson at the dealership recently. He said that with the support his business has received from customers during the pandemic, the least they could do was donate to...

Pass It On giving spree continues with Lake City Food Shelf donation

Dec 22, 2021
A large crew of volunteers working at the Lake City Food Shelf on Thursday, Dec. 16, welcomed Pastor David Badgley when he arrived with a donation of $2,000 from the Pass It On Thrift Shop, owned and operated by the First Congregational Church, UCC, in Lake City. The donation came as an extra gift...

Scouts pick up donations for food shelf

Dec 15, 2021
On Dec. 4, 2021 Cub Scout Pack 94 and Boy Scout Troop 94 were out picking up food donations for the Lake City Food Shelf. If anyone is interested in joining Pack 94 can email for more information.

Community blessed with generosity

Nov 24, 2021
A special thanks is due to the Congregational Church for their yearly donation for turkey coupons for food shelf clients, Charlie Holter for his donation of 22 turkeys in honor of Linda, and the Cub Scouts for their yearly food drive. This community is blessed with many generous people and...

Recipients: Froyd donations leave a ‘wonderful legacy’

Aug 25, 2021
On July 29, the Lake City Food Shelf, the Lake City Public Library, the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society and the Lake City Youth Baseball Association were each paid a surprise visit by John Zimmer and Marsha Valtakis. John and Marsha have been helping care for their neighbor, Robert Froyd as he...

More people eligible for food shelf assistance

Jul 21, 2021
More people in the Lake City area are eligible to receive groceries from the Food Shelf because of recent changes in income provisions. Carole Helgerson, executive director of the local Food Shelf, wants that information circulated in the community as part of the effort to address food insecurity...

Food distribution for May 14 announced

May 5, 2021
What is expected to be the last pop-up food distribution in Lake City is scheduled for next week. On Friday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Underwood Park parking lot on North 10th Street, anyone experiencing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic can pick up food while supplies last. Each...

Girl Scout Cookie sale raises more than $2,000

Apr 28, 2021
The 2021 Girl Scout Cookie sale ended earlier this month. Lake City Girl Scouts sold over 2,800 packages, or $14,000, of cookies this year! Over $2,000 of the sales proceeds went directly to Lake City Girl Scouts. Additionally, the girls in Troop 27492 collected $150 of donations and used that...

Food shelf is here to help thanks to community support

Apr 7, 2021
Thanks to our community for the ongoing support for the Lake City Food Shelf. The past year we have made many changes to our delivery system to make curbside a reality for our clients. We’ve had many new volunteers in 2020 and have appreciated help from high school and college students. In May,...

Five for Food exceeds $35,000 goal by $6,000

Apr 7, 2021
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, has completed its seventh year with a record of 25 sponsors and $41,065 in total donations. Twenty-five sponsors agreed to donate between $500 and $1,000. The sponsor funds, totaling $17,...


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