Five for Food Initiative

Sponsors of the Five for Food Initiative for the Lake City Food Shelf presented a check for $21,907.87 representing $10,000 in donations from sponsors and $11,907.87 provided by 1,422 members of the community who contributed $5 or more.  Over the past four years, Five for Food has provided over $80,000 to the Lake City Food Shelf.

Pictured are:  Mavis Hawkins, Ruth Schneider, Eunice Blattner  and Kay Lastine, Lake City Food Shelf, Greg Schreck and David McCormick, Lake City Masonic Lodge, Steve Lang, Greater Lake City Community Foundation, Bruce Carlstrom, Lake City Federal Bank, Ron Hooge, Lake City Rotary Club, Phil Nyberg, Fiesta Foods, Dean Schumacher, Lake City Graphic, Adam Evers, Ardent Milling and Trever Coons, Mayo Clinic Health Service Lake City.   Sponsors unable to attend were Papa Tronnio’s Pizza and the Verizon Store of Lake City.  Three anonymous sponsors also participated.

New Bike Shelter

Supporters of the new bike shelter are: Bruce Carlstrom and Jim Schreck of the Greater Lake City Community Founda on, Chris Peterson of the Lake City Rotary Club, Greg Schreck of the City of Lake City and Frank Lupton, Don Schwartz and Constance Anderson of Lake City Ac ve Living Group.


Nathaniel Baer and Brendan Koplin each received $500 scholarships in 2018 from Jim Schreck representing the Harold and Bernice Schreck Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Five for Food 2018 | Two Times Better

Five for Food, an initiative of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation for the Lake City Food Shelf, begins its fourth year during March, which is Minnesota Food Share Month.  In the past, $5 contributions were matched from a pool of sponsoring organizations.  Since more sponsors have come forward in 2018, the sponsors’ funds will this year match each contribution up to $10

The matching funds are available for donations received in the month of March.  Aid available from other Minnesota programs is based on the local food shelf support during March of each year.  The greater the local support, the greater the funds received from the other programs.

The Lake City Food Shelf is an IRS recognized charity.  Donations are tax deductible.

Make your contributions by check payable to the Lake City Food Shelf and mail it to Greater Lake City Community Foundation, P. O. Box 86, Lake City, MN 55041.

Five for Food Donation Form Download


As new “pillars” are announced within the GLCCF, it is important to specify in which area you want your donation to be used.  Donations that are not designated for a pillar [Endowment for the Arts, Education (including Endowed Scholarships), Environment, Community & Economic Development] will continue to go into the General Fund which will be used for making grants in areas that are of general interest to our supporters.

Endowment for the Arts

A new “Pillar” of the Greater Lake City Community Foundation was announced at the June 19th meeting held at the Lake House on Pepin restaurant – The Endowment for the Arts.  This new pillar will generate money to be used for grants in support of arts in our impact region.  Fundraising is being conducted aimed at raising $20,000 to be placed in an endowed fund that will generate income to be used for the support of arts.

This new thrust has begun with an anonymous contribution of $10,000 by an area couple.  In addition, the GLCCF Board of Directors personally contributed $5,000 to be used as matching funds to help spur additional donations that –  when matched dollar for dollar –  will result in a total of $20,000 for the Endowment for the Arts.

Once the $20,000 total has been reached, the income earned from the endowment investments will be used to fund grant requests in our area.  If you are interested in supporting the arts in our region, now is the time to double the benefit of your donation.  Please specify on your donations, payable to GLCCF, that they are for the “Endowment for the Arts” if that is your intention.