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North Country Food Bank
424 N. Broadway, Crookston
Individuals or groups of any size are invited to assist packing boxes and backpacks.  Additionally, there also is a food shelf located at this downtown location;  they can use shopping assistants. Call the food shelf coordinator, at 218-281-7356, ext. 7.  UPCOMING PACKING DATES:  April 14, 5 - 6:30 p.m. and April 21, 5 - 7 p.m.  Please call Russ Tate at 218-280-2926 if you can help one of these dates.  Additionally, if you want to pack boxes during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), please contact to Russ to schedule a time.  

Winter Shows Building
Volunteers are needed to assist in cleaning the Winter Show Building.  Time can be arranged whenever it is convenient for volunteers.  Great opportunity for a larger club.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Curt Knutson at 218-289-0810.

Pi Run
Saturday, April 25
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (or until last runner finishes)
Highland School
801 N. Central Avenue
ALD is sponsoring a 5K, 10K, and Fun Run.  They are needing lots of volunteers to reassure runners, cheer them on, help direct them at turns, and make sure that they are safe.  For more information, see http://theirrationalrace.com/.  To register to volunteer, email Mary Mikutowski at mikut003@umn.edu.


Carnegie Library
Ongoing assistance requested cataloging books in storage and inputting the information into Past Perfect software at the Carnegie Library on the corner of Ash Street and Robert Street (next to the current Crookston Library). For more information or to volunteer, please contact Kristina Gray at grayx073@umn.edu or 281-2663.

Care and Share
220 East 3rd Street, Crookston.  This is a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and thrift store. Volunteers are cheerfully accepted to assist with all aspects of the operation. Please call Sue Shirek at 218-281-2644 for more information.

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720 East Robert Street, Crookston.  This animal shelter is staffed entirely by volunteers. Help is needed especially from 9:30 – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 10 a.m. on weekends. Please call 218-281-7225 for information and to volunteer.

Sun, Country, and You
This therapy farm is located just a few miles outside of Crookston. Volunteers are sought to assist with chores and with therapy programs. For more information, contact Eleisha Owens at 218-521-0056.

Villa St. Vincent/Summit Apartments
516 Walsh Street
Share your talent or interests with a senior. Volunteers play cards and board games, visit, and assist with computer skills. To volunteer, please contact Enrichment Coordinator Tammy Parkin at 218-281-9723 or tamara.parkin@bhshealth.org.

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