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Volunteer Newsletter Spring 2017

It’s April and that means “Volunteer Appreciation Month”.   We are amazed at all you do to keep the food shelf running.  No donation is too large to faze you, no shift too busy for you to conquer, no computer software upgrade too challenging for you!
(We Volunteers!)
 

We know March can be challenging with the […]

By |March 30th, 2017|2016, Newsletters|Comments Off on Volunteer Newsletter Spring 2017|

Annual Report: 2016

Mission Statement: The Big Lake Community Food Shelf (BLCFS) exists to provide food for families in need residing in Big Lake 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.

Vision Statement: Keep Big Lake Hunger Free

Board of Directors: […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Annual Report|Comments Off on Annual Report: 2016|

Winter Newsletter 2016

As we think about opening gifts in the coming days, we can not help but count you, the volunteers, as our greatest gifts.  When we think of how you come together to serve the hungry in Big Lake with positive attitudes and friendly smiles, supporting and encouraging each other all the while, we are […]

By |December 23rd, 2016|2016, Newsletters|Comments Off on Winter Newsletter 2016|

Fall Volunteer Newsletter 2016

FALL 2016 VOLUNTEER NEWSLETTER

Volunteers:   There is just no way to say thank you for all you do to make the food shelf run.  In January through July this year, over 50 of you have donated almost 2000 hours to make sure the hungry in Big Lake are fed.  You supported our Cooking Matters program […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|2016, Newsletters|Comments Off on Fall Volunteer Newsletter 2016|

Summer Newsletter 2016

I am writing this on the first official day of summer and all the signs are present: hot temps, beaches filled at the lakeside, construction and lake traffic, and our own food shelf signs: summer kids supplemental bags and Family Meal Vouchers, a banner on the Coborn’s float in the Spud Fest parade, the […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Newsletters|Comments Off on Summer Newsletter 2016|

Spring Newsletter 2016

The Christmas lights are coming down, the migrating birds are returning and we are all awaiting that last big snow storm of the year! It must be March! There is so much going on. Thank you to all our volunteers for making it all possible. We have many new faces volunteering now and there […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Newsletters|Comments Off on Spring Newsletter 2016|

Annual Report: 2015

Mission Statement: The Big Lake Community Food Shelf (BLCFS) exists to provide emergency food supplies for families in need residing in the Big Lake community 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.

 Vision Statement: Keep Big Lake […]

By |January 28th, 2016|Annual Report|Comments Off on Annual Report: 2015|

Winter Newsletter 2015

There’s been lots of changes over the past few months. Upon the resignation of Amy, our director, we moved in ’emergency mode’ by placing our interim director, Lisa Geroux into the director position. Lisa has taken hold of the reins and has done a great job in handling issues concerning the food shelf. Volunteers […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Newsletters|Comments Off on Winter Newsletter 2015|

Volunteer Requirements

I. Purpose: To ensure the safety of all volunteers working at the food shelf and confidentiality of the clients it serves.

II. Policy:

To maintain confidentiality of all food shelf clients.
Volunteers will serve a six month probationary period.
Volunteers may orient to intake when they have completed six months of volunteer duties in other positions and completed […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Volunteer|Comments Off on Volunteer Requirements|

Food Safety Changes

Effective January 31, 2016 Second Harvest Heartland and Partner Agencies collecting food donations will be required to practice and log all necessary food safety handling protocols utilizing a temperature probe on all refrigerated and frozen foods. These changes are necessary to our food safety and bring us into compliance with the changing food safety […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Volunteer|Comments Off on Food Safety Changes|