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• More than 4,800 votes cast in Ford video contest win      food shelf a 2014 Transit Connect by Jim Boyle Editor After an intense daylong volley of back and forth voting that came down to the wire on Sunday, Sept. 14, the wait to hear from Ford Motor Company began. Community Aid Elk River, [...]

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It’s official. Community Aid Elk River has won the Drive For Ur Community promotion, hosted by the Ford Motor Company. The Elk River food shelf was one of four finalists selected by Ford to battle for a 2014 Ford Transit Connect cargo van. Each organization had submitted a video detailing why they would a good [...]

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The success of Community Aid Elk River is due largely to people’s willingness to come to the aid of others, be it donating canned goods, volunteering their time or helping the latest community food drive be a success. It’s always fun to see the community rise to the challenge during the March food drive when [...]

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Each summer, officials at the CAER food shelf in Elk River say there are local children who go hungry because they no longer have access to the free or reduced breakfasts and lunches available to them during the school year. This is the fifth year that CAER has worked to overcome this gap by offering [...]

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While bracing for farm bill, CAER crafts partnership   n Nine restaurants in Elk River, Otsego and Zimmerman will help raise money   Nine restaurants in Elk River, Otsego and Zimmerman want you to eat out during the month of October. Not only for their sake, but to raise money for Community Aid Elk River, the local food shelf for the area [...]

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An open house will run from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the newly expanded Elk River Maintenance Facility, 19000 Proctor Road. There will be tours, equipment demonstrations, games and hardhats for the kids, door prizes and refreshments. Bring a nonperishable food item for the CAER food shelf.  

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Families lined up Wednesday morning this week outside Community Aid Elk River. Rain or shine, it’s a scene played out every Wednesday morning in the summers at the Elk River food shelf located 12701 Elk Lake Road NW, Elk River. It’s not the picture most people have of Elk River, but its reality for many [...]

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Community Aid Elk River, the Elk River-based food shelf, received more than $109,700 in food and cash donations for the March FoodShare campaign, CAER officials have announced. “The generosity of our communities continues to amaze me,” said Carmen Pouliot, CAER’s executive director. The amount raised is critical because it is used to determine the proportion [...]

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