Who qualifies for support?

The current guidelines for support are set at 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Which means a family of 4 making up to $83,250 qualifies or a family of 2 making up to $54,930 qualifies for support.   Complete listing can be found here

What days are you open?

The Food Shelf is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am to 3pm.

What do I need to get food?

All you need is an ID, such as a drivers license to establish your identity. 

How much food will I get?

We are an emergency food shelf.  Total amounts of food will vary by family size. You can expect 10 meals worth of food.

How many times can I come?

You may come one each calendar month.

When I donate to North Country Food Bank (NFCB) does Bemidji Community Food Shelf receive any of it?

No, we receive no funding from NCFB.  We purchase food from NCFB and receive our allocation of food from the USDA through them.