Serving hot meals every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30 to 6 pm

Feeding those with food insecurity


  • Serving dinner from 5:30 to 6:00 pm in the Backus Dining Room.
  • Offering free, hot and nutritious meals to those in need, similar to soup kitchens in larger cities only we serve more than soup!
  • Serving teenagers, families, college students, elderly - anyone living with food insecurity -  in Koochiching County.
  • No charge for meals, but donations are graciously accepted.
  • Menu deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Volunteer Groups Welcome

 If you would like to donate or volunteer for the Community Cafe, please call the Backus office at (218) 285-7225 or click on the download below.