Lake City Food Shelf

Thanksgiving dinner proceeds benefit food shelf

Dec 22, 2016
Representatives from area churches and other organizations who put on the annual Thanksgiving dinner at Bethany Lutheran Church recently presented money raised at the event to the Lake City Food Shelf. The meal is free, but diners are encouraged to make freewill donations to the food shelf. This...

Food charities split Ardent Mills golf tourney proceeds

Nov 10, 2016
Lake City Food Shelf Treasurer Mavis Hawkins (center) and Executive Director Carole Helgerson (right) present Al Thompson with a check for $5,200. The money, representing half of the proceeds from Ardent Mills’ golf tournament in September, will go toward the Packing for the Weekend’s efforts to...

CCW donates $500 to food shelf

Nov 2, 2016
The Council of Catholic Women (CCW) at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church donated $500 to the Lake City Food Shelf on Oct. 28. Making the presentation on behalf of the CCW was Linda Harvey. Pictured, from left, are food shelf volunteers Karen and Tom Heise, Harvey, and food shelf volunteers Avis...

Golf tourney nourishes food programs

Oct 6, 2016
The first annual Nourishing the Lake on the Links Golf Tournament on Sept. 10 at the Zumbro Falls Golf Course raised $10,377 for two local food programs. Ardent Mills, which organized the tournament, donated $5,200 to the Packing for the Weekend program and the rest to the Lake City Food Shelf....

Sunday school children win Bethany Lutheran food shelf challenge

May 26, 2016
The Sunday school students at Bethany Lutheran Church challenged the congregation to see which group -- the students or the congregants -- could raise the most money and food for the Lake City Food Shelf. In the end, the students came out on top with 161 food items and $350 in cash donations. The...

Multiples abound in successful Five for Food campaign

Apr 7, 2016
Lake City Food Shelf volunteers met with representatives of the sponsoring organizations for the Five for Food Initiative to celebrate its success. Funds raised from the 1,535 contributions of $5 or more totaled $18,913.05.  Seven sponsors contributed $1,000 each to bring the cash total to $25,913....

Global Catholic 'Mercy' effort has local impact

Mar 24, 2016
A statue of St. Joseph looks down upon a table full of food donations from members of St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church. The statue is the top level of a three-tiered display meant to represent the Holy Trinity. At the end of the month the donated food and money will go to the Lake City Food...

Electric co-op members donate to Food Shelf

Mar 24, 2016
Barb Kobs (left) presents a $500 check to Lake City Food Shelf Executive Director Carole Helgerson on behalf of the Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association’s Round-Up Trust Fund. Around 75 percent of the cooperative’s members contribute to the fund by rounding up their monthly electricity...

Aktion Club honored for Five for Food support

Feb 10, 2016
Greater Lake City Community Foundation chairman Jim Schreck (far left) presents a certificate of appreciation to officers fo the Lake City Aktion Club for their participation in the Five for Food campaign supporting the Lake City Food Shelf. This is the second year the club has donated $5 for each...

Letter: Food Shelf seeks support during 'Food Share' campaign

Feb 10, 2016
To the editor: The Minnesota Food Share March Campaign is the only statewide food and fund drive of its kind in Minnesota. During March 300 food shelves around the state come together with congregations, businesses, community groups, and others to restock food shelves to help feed our neighbors in...

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