Our beautiful facility is open to serve anyone who is struggling during these tough times. Our main service area is Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, and Grey Cloud Island, but we will help anyone in need of food, regardless of where they live. (Deliveries and our non-food programs are only for those in our service area.) We are pleased to offer fresh produce, deli, dairy, meat, milk, eggs, non-perishables, toiletries, and pet food in a grocery store-style setting. We allow clients to come every other week and we give out a very generous amount of food on each visit.
If anyone needs food assistance, they can call FIN at (651)458-0730 on Mondays between 12:00-3:00, or Tuesdays between 7:30-4:00 to make an appointment. Right now, we are allowing 1 person per family into the grocery shopping area, to cut down on the number of people in a small space. If clients in our service area don't have transportation or are disabled, they need to call the food shelf on Mondays between 12:00-3:00 to discuss delivery options for Tuesday. If clients are not comfortable coming in to shop, or if they can't find a babysitter or someone to wait in their car with their children, we offer curbside pickup. For this option, clients MUST call on Mondays between 12:00-3:00 and we will set up a special appointment on Tuesday. When they arrive, they can park in our specially marked "Curbside" parking spot and call (651)458-0730 to let us know they are here. We will bring food out to their car. For those working during the day, we are open Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30. If none of these days or times work for you, we will be happy to make special accommodations.
Because of COVID, MN has changed the income qualifications to 300% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, so many more people qualify. For specific information, please see below. Thanks for helping us meet the needs of our neighbors with fresh, nutritious food that will have a lasting impact on the health of our community!
Food Shelf Service Hours MAKE A DONATION
Tuesdays: 8:00AM-4:00PM Your $50 donation will provide 150 meals to families,
Wednesdays: 5:30PM-6:30PM seniors or children at risk of hunger in our community.
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To make an appointment, please call 651-458-0730 on Mondays from 12PM to 3PM or Tuesday mornings after 7:30AM. More information >
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