CAER

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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by Joni Astrup Associate editor When McCoy’s Pub in Elk River hosted its first 5K last St. Patrick’s Day to benefit the CAER food shelf, nearly 300 people showed up. Many were decked out in green to celebrate the holiday. Fred McCoy is back with another 5K this year to raise more money for CAER. […]

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The March food drive for  CAER is underway. March is Minnesota FoodShare Month and efforts have begun to raise money and food for CAER, the Elk River-based food shelf. The goal is to raise $125,000 in dollars and/or pounds of food this month. Many churches, schools and organizations will be participating in the food drive […]

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Community Aid Elk River (CAER) today announced that Carmen Pouliot has been named as the new Executive Director.   Pouliot was previously the associate director, which allows her to bring five years of experience to the new role, along with a thorough understanding of CAER’s operations, community partners and programs.   “We are excited to […]

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