The Perham Food shelf will participate in the Farm to Food Shelf program again this year. The program is funded by the State of Minnesota which compensates producers who provide excess produce to the program. The program runs from July through September and generally provides produce such as sweet corn, potatoes, onions, carrots, squash, peppers etc. etc. The Perham Food Shelf provided over 110,000 lbs of fresh produce to clients and the general public in 2016.
The funding for this program has now ended. We hope that new funding will be provided in 2017. Check our perhamfoodshelf Facebook page for updates.
Why does your dollar go further?
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. We can buy truckloads of food at secondary market prices. We conduct food drives. In fact, your dollar makes 8 times the impact when donated to the food shelf.