Congratulations to CCFS for completing their new renovations. Pictured are Darlene Leiding, Jennifer Parent and Bridget McPhillips. Goals achieved with this new space included a client choice model, a more open, warm and welcoming environment, adding new equipment and incorporating a process flow aligned with CDC recommendations.
2022 will bring some changes of specific volunteer jobs. Bridget McPhillips will have served for 9 years (plus) at the end of the year as the Executive Director for the Food Shelf and according to our 501c3 bylaws she is done or at least needs to take a break. We can not thank Bridget enough for all the work and leadership she has given to the Food Shelf.
Replacing Bridget will be Jenn Parent who has been around the Food Shelf for the last couple of months with her husband Bob. Wendy Harvoth and Rosie Schwartz have taken over the food ordering from 2nd Harvest that Bridget used to handle herself. Sheri Hansen is also completing a year as the Board President after replacing Ron Koon with his 9 years to the 401c (and 30 total year of being involved) of service.
Its time for the March Minnesota Food Share 2023 Spring Campaign. We have an opportunity to be made aware again of hunger in our communities and help fill up our food shelves. Please use our GiveMN button below or on our donation page to donate to us, or for more explanation of how to donate also to our Powerpack program. Your help is appreciated.
NEW PEOPLE HELPING to RUN the FOOD SHELF
After several weeks of construction along with board members and other volunteers getting it all ready, the Food Shelf is ready for clients to come in to shop starting Monday, November 8th. Clients, on their desired distribution days, will be able to come in, register at a front desk, select a cart to push, and go through the aisles selecting their own food, and with a final push onto the scale, they go to their cars. We will still have volunteers to help you find and make selections from shelves, coolers and freezers. We have new signage letting you know how many items you may select from broader categories. Again volunteers will be ready to help with this if needed.
We hope you enjoy this shopping experience as much as we are excited! Please be patient with us as we make this work in the space and how we layout where foods are. And we will have to see how many shoppers can comfortably be in the space. But the good news is that once one shopper is out the door, the next person will be able to enter. Come in the west door as you have in the past; You may wait in hallway there. After getting your food weighed you will exit the other door, expecting less struggling with your cart through the hall ways.
We ask that all clients wear their COVID19 masks inside the Food Shelf to comply with CDC guideline. If you do not desired to do this, volunteers can shop for you and bring your cart to you with food you asked for as much as possible. If you do not have a mask, we have them at the registration desk.
Food Shelf Hours:
Mondays / Thursdays 4 - 6 PM
No appointment necessary
MN Food Share
IT IS DONE !!! AND IT IS READY FOR CLIENTS
Centennial Community Food Shelf Recognized by Second Harvest for New Renovation
In the spirit of love, providing nourishment to people