Roseau Area Food Shelf is looking Really Spiffy


September 16, 2023

Group includes some of the board members and volunteers - and some who serve in both capacities. Back row: Bob Tuttle, Joe McDonnell, Roger Helgeson, and Eddie Desrosier. Middle row: Karla Langaas, Linda Desjardins, Vickie Wilson, Bonnie Delmore, Don Carl, and Arlene Billberg. Seated: Sue Grafstrom, Teresa McDonnell and Iona Ferderer.

by Jeff Olsen

Recent renovations at the Roseau Area Food Shelf in the former Roseau County Law Enforcement Center is comparable to upgrading a White Castle hamburger joint into an Applebee's.

In 2018, Teresa McDonnell began volunteering at the Roseau Area Food Shelf, which is open on Tuesdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

"Iona Federer is the heart and soul of the Roseau Food Shelf. People just brighten up when they see her. She visits and works as much as she can. Yes, she really is our heart and soul."

From an old newspaper article, according to Teresa, the food shelf started in the Roseau Sacred Hear...

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