CAER

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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•Click here to read more about how CAER’s month-long food drive is going. Scouts delivered 103 boxes of donated Girl Scout cookies to the CAER food shelf in Elk River this week. The girls are with Zimmerman Brownie Girl Scout Troop 16162. While they were selling Girl Scout cookies this year, they asked customers for [...]

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Photos  by Jim Boyle There were 303 runners and walkers as well as a few canines who participated in the second annual McCoys Pub 5K Walk and Run for CAER as part of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend. The walk and run raised $6,000 for CAER when runners and walkers braved the frigid temperatures [...]

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Our family never thought that we’d be on the receiving end of a food shelf. Up until two years ago when unemployment became part of our reality, we had always given to food shelves. We are a family of five, and the cost of groceries can add up very fast, even with me couponing and [...]

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