Help Us Help More Families
The need for food assistance continues to grow in the Perham Area.
Which do you need more: food or money?
Money goes much further. We can stretch your dollar through our partnerships with the food industry. We obtain truckloads of produce just for the cost of freight and handling. For every dollar donated we can get 8 times more food.
Our goal is to meet the basic needs of our users while improving their nutritional well-being. For us to meet our goals, we need your support. The amount of food distributed by our Food Shelf has been increasing each year as the number of families needing support continues to increase. The face of hunger is not what most people think. In fact, the working poor are the fastest growing group of food shelf clients. 38% of households using food shelves report the family's major source of income is paid employment...Source: The State of Hunger in Minnesota, Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Last year we had 1,875 visits to The Bridge Pantry representing a 7% increase over the same period last year. We have distributed over 120,000 pounds of food during this period. In addition we provided another 107,000 pounds of fresh produce not only to clients but to the public in general through the Farm to Food Shelf state program.
Your continued support is essential in providing the temporary assistance clients need to make it through the month.
Donations can also be mailed to
PO Box 7
Perham, MN 56573
or delivered to
510 4th Avenue NW in Perham each Tuesday morning from 8AM - 12 Noon. Special arrangement can be made as well if these hours are not convenient by calling 218-346-6181.
You Can Also Donate Time
We are always seeking more volunteers.
Get more information on volunteering here.
You Can Also Donate FOOD
Food donations can be dropped off on Tuesday mornings at The Bridge (501-4th Avenue NW in Perham) or mailed to The Bridge, P.O. Box 7, Perham, MN 56573
Special arrangements can be made, contact us or call 218-346-6181 for more details.