Food Shelf Farm seeking donations

The Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s Farm is asking for community support since the 2020 Harvest Ball will be canceled due to the pandemic.

According to a release, the Farm at the Food Shelf has provided 50,000 pounds of fresh produce to the 3,000 households the food shelf serves since 2014.

Most of the funding for the farm comes from the donations generally related to the Harvest Ball.

Donations received this year will allow the farm to distribute a projected 10,000 pounds of produce to struggling households next year.

Donors are asked to make a contribution equal to the cost of the Harvest Ball tickets and silent auction purchases. Proceeds are used for supplies such as seeds and equipment, and to pay Farm staff.

Checks can be made out to “BCFS Farm” and mailed to: Bemidji Community Food Shelf, PO Box 3118, Bemidji MN 56619-3118.

Online donations to the farm can be made using the “Donate to the Farm Project” button on the “Farm Project” page of the Food Shelf’s website.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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