News & Events: Friends in Need has a new home!
Friends in Need is excited to announce that we've moved into our new building! The new address is 535 4th St. in St. Paul Park (behind Carbone’s and Park Café) and we have switched to the Grocery Store model, which is the service model most food shelves are using now. Our clients love being able to select their own food and we are so grateful for the extra space as we do our best to meet the growing needs of our community.
The Food Shelf took out a mortgage for the new building and Northern Tier (St. Paul Park Refinery) generously gave us $250,000 toward the down payment. They will also assist us with some of the mortgage for the next 9 years but we will need to raise money to pay for our portion of the mortgage as well as new ongoing expenses that come with owning the building. We will be launching a fundraising campaign shortly and we have a short survey that we invite you to participate in. Here is the link--your personal information will NOT be attached to the survey.
Donors who wish to support us can send a check to Friends in Need, P.O. Box 6, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Donations are also accepted by credit card or PayPal here on our website. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Friends in Need Food Shelf!