​​​​​​​​​​What to Expect:

Participants shop in our choice-model market, selecting their items in a warm and welcoming environment.

How often can I visit the food shelf?
You are welcome to visit the food shelf two times per month.

Do I need an appointment?
No, we are open Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6 PM and do not take appointments.

Eligibility Requirements (no photo identification or legal documentation is required to access food)
        Minnesota Resident
·        Household Income At or Below 300% of Federal Povert
y Level Guidelines


​​​​​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


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 and slower economic times.

​​Food Shelf Hours:

Mondays / Thursdays 4 - 6 PM

No appointment necessary

Smaller donations - During

Distribution hours

Larger Donations -​ Please

call for an appointment

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 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. 


Centennial Community Food Shelf currently serves about 200 low income families each month, along with another 350 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”.​