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”.​

​​​​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 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 volunteers during regular food shelf visit, about other opportunities.

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.

Centennial Community Food Shelf

​​Food Shelf Hours:

Mondays / Thursdays 4 - 6 PM

No appointment necessary

​​​​​​​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 house ho​ld information. Food will be received the same day.

  • Clients are eligible to use the food shelf normally once (twice during Colvid19) 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 with your address in our computer for our reporting to Second Harvest for counts. Other people from your house hold may also come in under your name in other months.  
  • Your name is never released to any organizations or individuals.