Centennial Community Food Shelf currently 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”.
Monetary or food donations are welcome. With monetary donations, we are able to purchase foods including dairy and meat items for often less than a dollar a pound from our food bank Second Harvest. With purchases, we are able to offer better variety and choices.
Centennial Community Food Shelf
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:
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 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 you in our computer for our reporting to Second Harvest and other organizations for counts. Your name is never released to any organizations or individuals.
Due to COVID 19, we are able to serve clients twice a month. However we cannot guarantee now how long this will continue.
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 food shelf volunteers for a form.) Distribution may be at another church location, and we will inform you of this.
Due to the Covid19 pandemic, we have suspended the Holiday Basket Program for now. Please talk to one of the persons helping you during regular food shelf visit, about other opportunities.
In the spirit of love, providing nourishment to people
Food Distribution Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays 4:00 to 6:00
No appointments necessary
Donations by Appointment