February 29, 2024 at 2:06 p.m.

Food share month means opportunities for us to help


By MATT SILVER | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment
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March is Minnesota Food Share Month. Minnesota Food Share March Campaign is the largest grassroots food and fundraising drive in the state, brings together organizations, businesses, faith communities, and individuals to help stock and support the capacity of nearly 300 food shelves including our local shelves. The campaign runs from late February until April 6.

The folks who make up the Chisago Lakes Good Neighbors Club have partnered with Uncommon Loon Brewery and our local food shelf Family Pathways for a food drive.  The group is looking for Chunky-style soups, cereals, oatmeal, pancake mixes, syrup and Pop Tarts.  From now until April 6, you are invited to come drop your donations off at the Loon and enjoy one of their refreshing beverages.  The group hopes to make a huge donation to the food shelf and you and I can help.

Chisago LakeLutheran Church will also be hosting a food drive.  Theirs will be a one day event located at Brink’s Market and Nick and Drew’s Discount Foods.  They will be collecting all day and hope to beat the huge pile of donated food collected last year.

Last week (in our police report) there were a couple of people on the ice on Chisago Lake.  They were out fishing and driving around aboard an ATV and possibly a dirt bike on the ice.  As you might expect, the ice gave way and the people fell in the water. Luckily they made it out and were able to walk to safety.  

I am not sure about you, but there is zero chance I would go out on the ice much less ride an atv out there.  We live by the water and I bet we are lucky if there’s four inches of ice, especially after that blast furnace on Monday.  Just give it a few weeks folks and you can take your boat on the lakes the way it’s going.  North Center Lake has a massive divide in the middle right now.  I am contemplating putting my waders on and casting a line.  

What I am getting at is please don’t risk your life for a sunfish.  An if you live under the motto “It’s my life and I will do whatever I want” then please don’t put other people’s lives in danger such as first responders that have to go out. and attempt to rescue you. 

Don’t miss out on some wonderful fish being served at St. Bridget Church on Friday evenings.  The meal runs from 5pm until 7pm and features terrific fish, fried or baked, and all the fixings.  

If crowds are not your thing, they disperse to-go orders from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.  You are asked to register for the to-go meals on their website www.stbridgetofsweden.org/fishfry.

I was asked to remind readers about the Free Community Meal. Any and all are invited every Monday evening from 4-6pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Chisago City for a wonderful home cooked meal. This group of angels have been faithfully feeding the Chisago Lakes Area for years and years never missing a meal.  I have been to the meal plenty o times and believe me when I tell you, it is a community meal, not a charity event.  Just good friends and neighbors of all walks of life enjoying the comaradarie with a great meal.

 The public is invited to the Taylors Falls Community Center, March 7 for a powerpoint presentation about preserving historic buildings in Taylors Falls, a historic district, that also highlights five houses with very different architectural styles. 

The event sounds super interesting and is open to the public.  The event starts at 7pm with coffee and snacks available at 6:45pm.



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