CAER food shelf
by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Community Aid Elk River’s March food drive raised a record-setting $130,940. “Last year, we set a goal of $125,000 (in food and cash donations) and we weren’t able to get there. This year, we set the same goal and this community just blew it away,” said Carmen...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Joe turned to the Community Aid Elk River food shelf about a year and a half ago when he couldn’t keep up with mounting medical bills. His wife had Parkinson’s disease and, as it got worse, the hospital bills piled up. By the time he sought help from CAER, they [....Read More
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March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and the Community Aid Elk River food shelf is asking the community to help CAER meet its 2014 goal of $125,000 in food and cash donations. “Since the recession, we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of families who visit CAER, and they visit CAER more oft...Read More
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by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Nellie Vorobyev of Kyrgyzstan lives a quiet, peaceful life in Zimmerman, looking after her husband, her 10 children and donating to CAER. She regularly donates clothes, food and anything she can think of to the CAER food shelf, just as they donated these things t...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor More than 40 people from three different churches collected about  700 pounds of food for the CAER food shelf, raised a total of $1,743.06 for Great River Family Promise (GRFP) and gained insight into the plight of the hungry and homeless. Members of Central Lutheran Church, the...Read More
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The annual CAER spaghetti dinner is planned for Sunday, Oct. 28 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 566 Fourth St., Elk River. The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parish center and gym at the church. The cost is $6 per ticket for adults and $4 for children. Takeouts will be available. [...]...Read More
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The Elk River-based Harley Owners Group (HOGs) will make an encore appearance at this year’s Elk River Independence Day celebration. The club collected a truckload of food for the CAER food shelf at last year’s event, but this year the group hopes to pack a trailer full for CAER. The dealership ...Read More
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by Jim Boyle Editor The first St. Patrick’s Day 5K in Elk River got off on the right foot back on March 17 on a brilliantly warm and sunny almost-spring morning, and event organizers delivered a generous pot of gold last week out in front of the event sponsor’s establishment. Lisa Holien and Kar...Read More
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