News & Events: Our Building
Friends in Need was very excited to make the move to a beautiful new building back in 2016! Our address is 535 4th St. in St. Paul Park (behind Carbone’s and Park Café) and we have loved switching over to the Grocery Store model, which is the service model most food shelves are using currently. 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 this new building back in 2016 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 first 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.
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!