Five for Food 2019

Photo: Representatives of sponsors for Five for Food 2019 gathered last week to kick-off the campaign for this year.

Front Row L-R are: Tracy Kinneman, Ardent Milling, Ron Hooge, Lake City Rotary Club, Carole Helgerson, Lake City Food Shelf, Jim Schreck, Greater Lake City Community Foundation, and Phil Nyberg, Fiesta Foods.

Back Row L-R are: Greg Schreck, Lake City Masonic Lodge, Brent Meincke, Alliance Bank, Pat Murphy, Automation Services, Dean Schumacher, Lake City Graphic, Carolyn Ellingson, Mayo Clinic Health System-Lake City, Bruce Carlstrom, Lake City Federal Bank and Kenny McEwen, Lake City Lions Club. Missing from the photo is Chris Haneca of Papa Tronnios. (See related article.)

Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, begins its fifth year on February 1 and continues to the end of March, which is Minnesota Food Share Month. As in 2018, Five for Food 2019 sponsors’ funds will be used to match each contribution up to $10.00.

The Five for Food initiative is the largest single fund-raiser of the Lake City Food Shelf, providing over $81,000 in cash in the past four years, allowing the Food Shelf to purchase over $250,000 in food.

If you, your organization or company is interested in being a Five for Food Sponsor in 2020, contact Bruce Carlstrom at: or (651-345-3373)