Lakes Area Food Shelf (LAFS), in partnership with several downtown Nisswa merchants, has opened ticket sales for the 32nd Annual Nisswa Christmas Home Tour. Ticket sales begin as LAFS is serving an unprecedented number of people in need of nutrition.
“We had a record year in 2022 and halfway through 2023, it looks like we’ll break another one, “ said LAFS Board Chairperson Tim Moore.“The end of pandemic relief programs combined with rising food prices are pushing many of our friends and neighbors to continue to use the food shelf.”
The Nisswa Christmas Home Tour takes place October 19, 20, and 21. Tickets are $40/person and can be purchased either at www.LAFSHomeTour.com or at Olde Crowe Gatherings in downtown Nisswa. Joining Olde Crow Gatherings as sponsors this year are Buffalo Plaid, Anchored In, Crew, Chocolate Ox, and Northern Gifts & Sweets.
On the days of the tour, ticket holders are shuttled from the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce at 25532 Main Street to two homes elaborately decorated for the holidays by the participating merchants. After the tour, you return to Nisswa to enjoy a day shopping at your favorite stores, eating at charming restaurants and experiencing all that makes Nisswa so special.
“Years ago I needed help. The people at the food shelf cared for me and my family,” explained Kim Piehl, Owner of Olde Crow Gatherings. “Christmas Tour of Homes has been my way to give back. When we can use our talents in a way that helps our community, and a blessing for individuals in need of a blessing, it’s not a burden but a joy,” added Monte Yorken and Charli Nelson, owners of Buffalo Plaid.
“We are so thankful for this gift from the Nisswa Merchants,” said LAFS Board Chair Tim Moore. “We are fortunate to have business owners who recognize LAFS is a community food shelf thriving on community support.”
Lakes Area Food shelf is grateful to have served the Brainerd Lakes Area since 1980. We were established by Donald M. Messick, a former grocery executive who resided in Pequot Lakes, with the help of Lutheran Church of the Cross and Christ Community Church, both of Nisswa. Due to its rapid growth, we were named “Lakes Area Food Shelf” in 1991. We are a 501 c 3 public charity, and we operate solely on financial, food, and other donations. We have earned the trust of the thousands of people we’ve served each year and have become a primary community resource for people facing hunger and seeking assistance with major barriers.
For More Information Or To Schedule An Interview
- Tim Moore, Board Chair, Lakes Area Food Shelf – 218-820-7489