Harvest Ball To Benefit Thousands Of Families
Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s Harvest Ball. The roast turkey dinner and silent auction will benefit The Farm at the food shelf.
3,000 families went to the food shelf last year. For the last three years, the farm has been helping add to the shelves.
Volunteers help tend to the farm by helping plant seeds, spread compost and harvest the crops. About 20 to 30 volunteers help at the shelf each day.
The farms finances are different from the food shelf’s, which is why they’re hoping to hold this fundraiser each year.
The farm currently operates using grants, but the harvest ball would help raise money for different expenses and projects.
The farm is hoping to build a winter green house to be able to grow vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and green beans all year long.
The ball will be held Thursday, November 3rd, from 5 to 9 P-M at the Bemidji Eagles Club. Tickets can be purchased at Iverson Corner Drug, Luekens (north and south stores), Harmony Natural Food Co-op, Ink Spot Press, Bemidji Co-op Assn, the food shelf and at the front door. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
More information can be found at www.BemidjiFoodShelf.org.