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Explore Chiropractic continues support of food shelf

Dr. Mike Headlee and Dr. Angela Bremer of Explore Chiropractic are shown with June Roxstrom, center, of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf. Explore Chiropractic held a food drive earlier this month to benefit the food shelf, donating 79 pounds of food brought in by new patients.

Hunger and food insecurity are real problems for some Bemidji area families. According to Minnesota Food Share 2010 statistics, 47 percent of adults and 14 percent of children using Minnesota food shelves skip meals because there is not enough food at home.

"These statistics are startling," said Dr. Angela Bremer of Explore Chiropractic in Bemidji. "My staff and I are dedicated to doing everything we can to combat hunger in our own back yard."

This has been a mission for the past five years at Explore Chiropractic, which partners with the Bemidji Community Food Shelf to restock shelves and provide assistance to the community.

From Nov. 1-19, new patients were asked to make a minimum donation of six non-perishable items in exchange for a consultation, exam and spinal screening. Explore Chiropractic donated 79 pounds of food from the promotion.

Bremer has been in practice in the Bemidji area for almost five years. Dr. Mike Headlee joined the practice in September.

The practice utilizes diagnostic equipment and natural care methods to help families recover from pain and ill health and helps individuals of all ages to live healthier lifestyle. Explore Chiropractic is also a Creating Wellness Center, offering individualized programs for clients to improve their nutrition, fitness and emotional well-being.