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Spring Newsletter 2015

April showers bring May flowers….. and of course we’re hoping it does.
We can all agree the soil is dry and much in need of some good rain or as some of us say….a good ‘soaking’. Along with spring comes additional assistance with our food donations coming from our March Campaign drive. Be watching for […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Newsletters|Comments Off|

Bridge to Benefits

Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Events|Comments Off|

Volunteers are needed….

As we continue to grow, our need for more volunteers also increases. Currently we are in URGENT NEED of volunteers who can do food rescue early Saturday mornings.  Our food rescue program consists of picking up food at Target in Otsego as well as Coborns in Big Lake and delivering the items to the […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Volunteer|Comments Off|

Volunteer Contributions

Our volunteers contribute in so many ways. Without our volunteers we would find it difficult to continue with our work. It takes the whole community donating, volunteering and supporting the work that is being done. In 2014 our volunteers contributed:

Over 960 volunteer hours per year are utilized in our food rescue program
Over 300 volunteer […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Volunteer|Comments Off|

Annual Report: 2014

Our Mission Statement: The Big Lake Community Food Shelf (BLCFS) exists to provide emergency food supplies for families in need residing in the Big Lake School District #727 and to direct them to other services that may be helpful to them in a manner that preserves the dignity and respect of the client.

Board of […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Annual Report|Comments Off|

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

During the month of March Minnesota FoodShare solicits food and monetary donations from corporate sponsors, congregations, community and civic organizations and individuals to assist the 300 food shelves around the state to restock their food shelves.  A percentage of the monies raised during the March Campaign is returned to all food shelves who participate […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Events|Comments Off|

Food Shelf Shortage

Over this past year, its  been difficult to obtain bar or hand soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes  and shampoo for our clients.  When donations are down at local food banks such as Second Harvest Heartland or Emergency Food Network then we’re unable to obtain products at free or reduced cost. When food shelf stock items […]

By |September 13th, 2014|Events|Comments Off|

Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors [NAPS]

Research on the senior population reveals that individuals age 60 and older are experiencing heightened rates of food insecurity and are particularly vulnerable to the negative health and nutrition implications of food insecurity. Nearly one in 12 seniors has limited access to food. Food insecure seniors are more likely to develop adverse health conditions […]

By |August 9th, 2014|Events|Comments Off|

Apple Cabbage Slaw

½ head of cabbage, cored and shredded finely

2 apples, cored and thinly sliced

1 bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced

½ cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

Combine the cabbage, apples, and pepper in a large bowl and toss. In a small bowl,

mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar to […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off|

Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad

½ cantaloupe, seeded, peeled and sliced thinly, about 2-3 cups

1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced

½ teaspoon salt

6 cups mixed greens

Vinaigrette

Toss the cantaloupe and the cucumber together with salt and let sit for 5-10 minutes

to let the juices come out. Toss the greens with enough of the vinaigrette to get it

moist. Place the […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off|