Can you perform your best on an empty stomach?

In the past four years, the number of people being served by local food shelves has increased by 45%! An estimated 1 in 10 children in Minnesota live in poverty and 1 in 3 qualifies for free and reduced lunches.

CAER (Community Aid Elk River) food shelf provides food, referrals and limited financial support for basic necessities to the residents of Elk River, Otsego and most of Zimmerman. While not eligible for food, residents of Big Lake, Becker and Princeton can come to CAER for clothing and limited financial assistance. Decklan Group has worked closely with CAER over the past few years, holding contests to increase donations through social media, participation in McCoy’s Irish Pub Annual 5k for CAER and volunteering.



Currently, CAER was selected as a finalist in the Ford Drive 4 Ur Community Contest, to win a brand new 2014 Transit Connect van. It has been battling for first place, and we are asking for your support. Please click this link and vote for CAER’s video. Every vote counts and you can only vote once. Take 30 seconds of your day and help us fight hunger in the Elk River community.