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Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer Jack Judkins, Bemidji Community Food Shelf coordinator, restocks shelves at the center. He said demand continues to grow for the food shelf’s services.

Jack and the beanstalks, the bread, the breakfast cereal...: Judkins looks back on leading the food shelf

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After decades as a teacher in Bemidji, Jack Judkins retired in 2010.

Then he went to work.

Judkins became coordinator of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf in 2011, and oversaw the nonprofit’s move from cramped quarters downtown to their warehouse-sized building in the industrial park.

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Zach Kayser
Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris. 
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