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Bakk event raises $100,000 for northeastern Minnesota food shelves

Gov. Dayton also attended the annual event at the Liffey Irish Pub in St. Paul. Twenty one Arrowhead region food shelves will benefit from the fundraiser.

State Sen. Tom Bakk, the DFL Senate Majority Leader from Cook in northeastern Minnesota, hosted a food shelf fundraiser Wednesday night that generated more than $100,000 for 21 food shelves in the state’s Arrowhead region.

Gov. Mark Dayton also attended the event at the Liffey Irish Pub in St. Paul. The event has raised more than $600,000 for food shelves over the past eight years.  

“Even with a recovering economy, job losses and rising food costs mean more families are stretched to the limit,” Bakk said.

Many corporate sponsors helped present the event. Food shelves benefiting from the event are:

  1. Aurora-Hoyt Lakes-Biwabik Area Food Shelf
  2. Babbit Food Shelf
  3. Chisholm Area Food Shelf
  4. Cook Community Food Shelf
  5. Deer River Area Food Shelf
  6. Elijah’s Pantry-Two Harbors
  7. Ely Area Food Shelf
  8. Falls Hunger Coalition
  9. Grand Marais Food Shelf
  10. Grand Rapids Food Shelf
  11. Hermantown Food Shelf
  12. Hibbing Food Shelf
  13. Northern Itasca Emergency Food Shelf
  14. Proctor Food Shelf
  15. Quad City Food Shelf-Gilbert
  16. Salvation Army Hibbing
  17. Salvation Army International Falls
  18. Salvation Army Virginia
  19. Silver Bay Area Food Shelf
  20. Tower Area Food Shelf
  21. Two Harbors Area Food Shelf