The Fergus Falls Food Shelf needs your help

The Fergus Falls Food Shelf needs your help Click to Enlarge

The Fergus Falls Food shelf is back up and operating it normal hours. Mayor Ben Schierer

“The food shelf is back up and running as of last Friday. And is maintaining its regular hours, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 4. So thanks to all of the people all the volunteers, and the city staff who contribute to that efferent to make sure that crucial service continues.”

But with the reopening the city needs financial help to keep up and running. The goal is to raise $20,000. That may last two months, depending on the typical use patterns. Mayor Schierer

“We are going to need to raise some money as a community, in the short term on the food shelf front. Federated Church coordinating the effort to raise those funds. So if people are so inclined they could get a hold of Federated Church.”

Federated Church, Fergus Falls, is serving as the fiscal host and receiving the much-needed donations needed to operate the Community Food Shelf on an interim basis. “Because the City was able to get the Food Shelf operating temporarily, new funds are needed to purchase the food,” said Reverend Doug Dent, Federated Church. “Regular Food Shelf funds are not available for the current operation and we’re hopeful that people want to make tax-deductible donations…fast.” The goal is to raise $20,000. That may last two months, depending on the typical use patterns.

There are three ways checks can get to Federated Church:

  • 1. Drop them off or mail to the church, 224 N. Union Avenue, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 (mail is preferred to comply with social distancing mandates).
  • 2. Drop them off in either of two City mail boxes – one in the alley behind the Federal Courthouse and the other, a newly-installed secure drop-box in front of City Hall (see photo).
  • 3. Drive through Security State Bank and drop it off.

Checks should be made payable to: Federated Church, with “Food Shelf” in the memo line.

You can also donate online by clicking HERE.

The Food Shelf is open M, W, F from 1-4 p.m. For details or to volunteer, check the City’s web site: www.ci.fergus-falls.mn.us. All normal operational resources (building use, bulk-purchase) are still available to the City.

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