In 2013 the Anoka County Chapter 30099 of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans donated money with grants throughout the year to the following five Anoka County food shelves: ACBC in Anoka, CEAP in Blaine, NACE in East Bethel, SACA in Columbia Heights and Centennial in Circle Pines.
An estimated 270 people turned out at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove March 21 for the ninth annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser, bringing in $7801.74 for the North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf.
The North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf & Closet will hold its ninth annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser on Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Oak Grove. All are welcome to stop in and enjoy a meal in exchange for a free-will donation.
Starting in late 2011 and following through into last year, ACBC Food Shelf in Anoka, NACE Food Shelf in East Bethel and Family Pathways in Cambridge all received new walk in coolers and freezers courtesy of Connexus Energy.
As the St. Francis High School students collected cans of food to help feed the hungry this holiday season, they were also helping some of their classmates.
A few weeks ago, an East Bethel businessman envisioned a community garden where fresh produce could be grown and donated to a local food shelf.
The North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Food Shelf in East Bethel has more space to store fresh produce, meats and other frozen foods thanks to Connexus Energy.
The March 15 Empty Bowls fund-raiser was Joanne Yackel’s last official event as the director of the North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Food Shelf, but she still plans to support the food shelf and clothing closet.
The North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Food Shelf is putting on the eighth annual Empty Bowls fund-raiser in a couple of weeks in order to keep up with the increasing need for assistance in the area.