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​​Food Shelf Hours:

Mondays / Thursdays 4 - 6 PM

No appointment necessary

Smaller donations - During

Distribution hours

Larger Donations -​ Please

call for an appointment


This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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
  • often hygiene and household items. 

We are currently serving clients twice a month. However we cannot guarantee now how long this will continue as we move out of the pandemic.

​​​​​Holiday Baskets

We have traditionally distributed a holiday basket of food to prepare consisting of turkey or ham, vegetables, potatoes, dessert, rolls and

butter.  We distribute for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and

Fourth of July holidays. You must sign up for this in the month prior to these dates.  (Ask a volunteer for a form.)  

Starting with Thanksgiving 2022, we have resumed our holiday baskets,

and they will be held in our current location, Circle Pines City Hall Building, Lower Level Back Entrance, 200 Civic Heights Circle Circle Pines. 

In order to participate, you must have used our Food Shelf within the past 4 or 5 weeks,  filled out our form and bring back the number you will be given as you register with us in the days before our basket distribution.

In the spirit of love, providing nourishment to people


Centennial Community Food Shelfcurrently serves about 200 low income families each month, along with another 200 school children with our Powerpack program. To meet the needs of our neighbors in need, we rely on donations of food and cash from area churches, businesses, schools, clubs and individuals who share our mission “In the spirit of love, provide nourishment to people”.​

​​​​​​​What to Expect:

To learn more about how to access our services, please review the following|:

Food shelf clients meet with a food shelf volunteer and provide basic househo​ld information. Food will be received the same day.

  • Clients are eligible to use the food shelf normally once (twice during Covid19) per calendar month.
  • Each person receives approximately 40 to 45 pounds worth of nutritionally balanced food (including meats and milk), along with additional resources, and referrals to other low income programs and services. 
  • We do not require picture identification of utility bills to register.  We will put your name along with your address in our computer for our reporting to Second Harvest for counts. Other people from your household may also come in under your name in other months.  
  • Your name is never released to any organizations or individuals.