Lake City Food Shelf

Lake Pepin Floral customers 
donated for a discount

Feb 10, 2021
During the month of January, customers of Lake Pepin Floral and Gifts in Lake City could earn a discount by bringing in a food or monetary donation for the Lake City Food Shelf. On Thursday, Feb. 4, Lake Pepin Floral owner Carolyn Wenzel delivered the amassed donations (145.7 pounds of food and $...

Food shelf volunteers work 
in sub-zero temperatures

Feb 10, 2021
Lake City Food Shelf volunteer Sandy Bendickson submitted these photos of Food shelf volunteers serving clients on Saturday, Feb. 6, when, according to the National Weather Service, temperatures were below zero for much of the day and only topped out at 1 degree. Because of the pandemic, clients...

Five for Food announces $30,000 goal, sponsorships still available

Jan 20, 2021
Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, begins its seventh year on Feb. 15. The drive will end on March 31. Eighteen sponsors have stepped forward with contributions from $500 to $1,000 for a total of $13,000. The sponsors’...

Bank’s casual Fridays 
benefit Lake City Food Shelf

Dec 9, 2020
Lake City Federal Bank President Jim Mack (left) presented a check for $565 payable to the Lake City Food Shelf to food shelf volunteer Sandy Bendickson. The money was donated by the employees of Lake City Federal Bank. In exchange for their donations, Jim allows the staff to go casual and wear...

Support for food shelf is appreciated

Nov 25, 2020
Our community has once again stepped up with their generous donations to the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in food for the Lake City Food Shelf. They delivered 1,131 pounds of food on Saturday morning. Even with the change of curbside delivery, we have been able to help those in need. Our volunteers...

Surprising demand for free food boxes

Nov 25, 2020
Distribution of 147 boxes of food from Channel One was supposed to begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. But with cars already lining up to receive the boxes at 10 a.m., the volunteers working the food distribution event decided to open early. By about 10:45 a.m., all the food was gone and some people had...

Scouting for Food is Saturday

Nov 18, 2020
Lake City Cub Scout Pack 94 and Boy Scout Troup 94 will be collecting food for the Lake City Food Shelf on Saturday, Nov. 21. To participate in the annual “Scouting for Food” campaign, people living within the city limits can leave a bag of donated food in their driveway or on their porch and the...

Community Thanksgiving Dinner canceled due to pandemic

Nov 11, 2020
For the first time in 32 years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner spearheaded by Bethany Lutheran Church has been canceled. “The congregation at Bethany Lutheran Church has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, but with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the...

Food shelf adds hours to keep up with growing demand

Nov 11, 2020
The Lake City Food Shelf has announced that it will be open an additional Saturday morning each month. Executive Director Carole Helgerson said the change is due to increasing demand for food shelf services. The food shelf is open Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.,...

Rotary donates to food shelf

Sep 16, 2020
The Lake City Rotary Club made a $1,000 donation to the Lake City Food Shelf Monday, Sept. 14. Accepting the donation on behalf of the food shelf was the organization’s treasurer, Mavis Hawkins. She told the club members that the food shelf hasn’t had the financial struggles that other food...


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