Lake City Food Shelf

Letter: Grateful for food assistance

Nov 29, 2018
To the editor: Food drives by Methodist, Catholic, and Lutheran youth, Cub and Boy Scout troops, WEACT-HS, LC Auxiliary, and Bethany Church (Thanksgiving dinner) helped fill our food shelves to the brim. Thanks to this community for the continued support of people in need. We are grateful to all...

Scouts collect over 1,400 pounds of food for local food shelf

Nov 20, 2018
Local scouts participated in the Scouting for Food community food drive over the weekend. Together with the help of community members, they collected over 1,400 pounds of food for the Lake City Food Shelf.

Community Thanksgiving dinner set for Nov. 22

Nov 8, 2018
The 31st annual community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be Nov. 22 in the fellowship hall of Bethany Lutheran church at 525 South 6th Street, Lake City. A traditional dinner featuring roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, baked squash, vegetable, salad and dessert, coffee and milk will be served...

Longtime food shelf directors pass away

Aug 29, 2018
A husband-and-wife duo that for decades operated the Lake City Food Shelf have died. Donald Dahling, 93, passed away on Aug. 22. Evlyn Dahling, 92, died two days later. The Dahlings graduated from Lincoln High School together in 1943, whereupon Don immediately entered the armed forces fighting in...

Food Shelf invites community to open house

Jun 7, 2018
Hundreds of donors in the community make the work of the Lake City Food Shelf possible, according to Executive Director Carole Helgerson, “and we want to thank as many of them in person as we can.” An open house at 600 South 8th Street is planned for Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. Light...

Five for Food raises almost $22,000

Apr 11, 2018
On April 9, sponsors of the Five for Food Initiative for the Lake City Food Shelf presented a check for $21,907.87 representing $10,000 in donations from sponsors and $11,907.87 provided by 1,422 members of the community who contributed $5 or more. Over the past four years, Five for Food has...

Letter: Five for Food returns with more sponsors and a higher match

Feb 28, 2018
To the editor: Five for Food, an annual initiative to raise money for the Lake City Food Shelf begins on March 1 and continues through March, which is Food Share Month. In the past three years, Five for Food has raised over $53,000, which has allowed the Food Shelf to purchase over $200,000 in...

Food shelf donations go farther in March

Feb 21, 2018
March Food Share Month starts March 1 and runs through March 31. Food donations and money are collected for the Lake City Food Shelf and those numbers are sent to Minneapolis. Some funding for our Lake City Food Shelf comes from Hunger Solutions from the total numbers of food pounds and money...

A 6th grade social entrepreneur

Jan 31, 2018
A chance drawing, an inspiring event, a birthday gift, a budding skill. From these materials a Bluff View Elementary School sixth grader has fashioned a service project to raise money for a global and local cause, and one that allows him to spend time with his grandfather. For the last few years...

For St. Mark's, good deeds lead to more good deeds

Jan 17, 2018
“Our main thing is to keep it local and make it count,” said Bunny Anding, senior warden of the vestry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Lake City. Anding was talking about how the church selects recipients for the money it raises from freewill donations at its monthly free community suppers....


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