To be eligible for food shelf services, client must live in the Centennial Community Food Shelf service area: East Blaine, Lexington, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes and Centerville.
What to Bring:
Picture ID (ex: driver's license)
Current utility bill with current address
What to Expect:
Food shelf clients meet with a food shelf volunteer and provide basic household information regarding income and assistance. Food will be received the same day. Clients are eligible to use the food shelf once per calendar month. Each person receives approximately 13 to 15 pounds worth of nutritionally balanced food (including meats and milk), along with additional resources, and referrals to other low income programs and services.
The Food Shelf distributes Baskets during the holiday seasons: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas along with July 4th. These special distribution baskets include all the fixings for a holiday meal.
To receive a Holiday Basket, you must complete a Basket Sign-up form at the Food Shelf and return it before you leave. Sign up forms will be available about 6 weeks prior to the holiday during regular Food Shelf distribution hours.
Basket distribution takes place on Saturdays - about a week before the holiday, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church: 9185 N. Lexington Ave in Blaine (south of Lake Drive). EXCEPT: July 4th baskets are distributed at CCFS.
Additional Services in this Area:
Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
Low Income Resources:
To see if you quality for additional programs visit
Bridge to Benefits
The Centennial Community Food Shelf assists our clients in its food shelf in Circle Pines. Once a month, eligible families or individuals will receive a cart of groceries including fresh dairy, meat, some fruits and vegetables; cereal, bread, canned items, pasta, meal preparation items; and often hygiene and household items. To learn more about how to access our services, please review the following:
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