A favorite fundraiser for the Walker Area Food Shelf is the annual concert featuring Caleigh, a popular Minnesota band from Bemidji.

Scheduled for Saturday, this musical experience will be held at the Community Church and starts at 2 p.m. The sounds of harp, fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, mandolin and congas accompany the captivating vocals of this earthy and eclectic band.

A musical variety of world folk, Celtic, bluegrass and original compositions have inspired audiences throughout Minnesota and the trio continues to have a strong following.  Free will donations are appreciated and all are invited to attend a wonderful afternoon of live music and relaxing melodies in a rich Celtic experience.

The current “Soup Pop-Up Sale” fundraiser is in full swing and the orders are pouring in. The Green Scene Organic Market, Thrivent Financial and SuperOne Foods sponsor this tasty idea and are busy chopping, cooking and freezing the $12 quarts.

The food shelf board members are taking orders for soup and can be contacted through any church secretary. Email orders can be sent to erin@walkergreenscene.com or walkerfoodshelf@gmail.com.

Choice of soups include beef and bean chili, white bean and ham, loaded potato with bacon and turkey vegetable with noodles. Pick up is available at the Green Scene Organic Market March 25-29 anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. This was a very popular sale last year, so order soon and reserve some hearty soup for the chilly days that remain.

These fundraisers are a vital part of the Walker Food Shelf effort to participate in the 2019 Minnesota FoodShare March Fundraising campaign. The local food shelf will be one of more than 300 food shelves statewide working hard to collect donations of money and food.

All donations stay local and qualifies for a pro-rated share of funds from Minnesota FoodShare. The pro-rated funds are based on how much money the WAFS can raise, as well as a $1/pound credit for food donations, throughout March. This is the only statewide effort where every dollar donated goes directly to food shelves to purchase food for the hungry.

Individual financial donations will also contribute to the success of the March campaign and can be made easily through:

• Any local church

Facebook.com/WalkerAreaFoodShelf using Paypal or debit/credit card

WalkerFoodShelf.com using Paypal or debit/credit card

• US Mail: P.O. Box 1101, Walker, MN 56484 (no cash)

• In person (no cash) at 8243 Industrial Rd. NW, Walker, during Tuesday business hours.

The food shelf has a new Facebook page to track all the news, events and upcoming fundraisers for the community’s use.  More information, photos and videos can be found at www.Facebook.com/WalkerAreaFoodShelf


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