South St. Paul Food Shelf

Since 1972, Neighbors has been providing food and hygiene items to a growing number of people from northern Dakota County. At a glance, the food shelf:

  • Serves more than 500 families each month
  • Provides clients with a week’s worth of food during each visit (about 110 lbs. per family)
  • Helps clients find ways to use foods they may not be familiar with or wouldn’t normally try via the monthly Menu Makers program

In 2015 alone, food shelf staff and volunteers distributed 750,000 lbs. of food to 15,933 individuals – and that food makes a difference. Here’s just one example of the kinds of stories volunteers and staff hear every day:

A client came in to the food shelf shortly after having surgery. He had realized that he didn’t have any food in the house and knew that he would need to eat – especially if he wanted his body to recover. Neighbors was able to provide him with what he needed so he could focus on healing.

To continue serving the community, Neighbors needs your help. Donations of food and funds help those in your neighborhood who may not have enough to eat. In particular, the food shelf is currently in need of:

  • Tuna and canned meats
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Hamburger Helper
  • SpaghettiOs and canned pastas
  • Canned fruit
  • Jelly
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Hygiene products

Donations can dropped off at the food shelf – located at 222 Grand Avenue West in South St. Paul – between 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ring the doorbell next to the garage door on the lower level.

Looking for ways to make an even bigger impact? Click on the links below to learn more about:

Volunteers in the Food Shelf at Neighbors

Volunteers in the Food Shelf at Neighbors