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Food Shelf

Get to Know Us

At Centennial Community Food Shelf, we offer a variety of food assistance services to individuals and families in need. Our goal is to support the local community and address food insecurity by providing access to nutritious and healthy food. 

Food available

  • Fresh dairy and meat

  • Some fruits and vegetables

  • Cereal and bread

  • Canned items

  • Pasta, meal preparation items

  • Hygiene and household items (when available)

What to expect?

We operate on a client self-choice model, allowing each visitor to choose food items from the shelves that meets their needs. 

  • Follow the signs to the main food shelf entrance when you arrive. 

  • After checking in, pick a shopping cart and follow the directional lines on the floor through the food shelf space.

  • Some items may have a limit on how many you can take; look for signs on the shelves about any limitations.

  • Guidelines are provided on how much food to pick up based on the size of your family.

  • Bring your cart to the weighing station when you are done; we use that information as feedback for Second Harvest Food Bank.

When & Where?

The food shelf currently supports up to 2 visits per person (family)/per month. 

The food shelf is open

  • Mondays, 4-6PM

  • Thursdays, 4-6PM

The location is at the south side of Circle Pines City Hall.  Follow the road behind the library and continue to the CCFS entrance on the lower level of Circle Pines city hall.

Map to CCFS


Does someone in your family have a birthday coming soon? Ask for a birthday kit that includes:

  • Cake mix

  • Pan to bake it in

  • Other small items


Centennial Community Food Shelf serves our community in the southeast portion of Anoka County. To better serve our community, if you live outside our service area you will be provided with non-perishable food and be redirected to food shelves serving your location.  Thank you for your understanding.

Our area is bounded by 125th Ave / Cty 14 / Main St. on the north, Otter Lake Road on the east, County Rd J/ Ash St./ 85th Ave on the south, and Central Ave (Hwy 65) on the west.

We will request proof of address and identity for anyone using the food shelf.

Holiday Baskets

Thanksgiving Dinner

We have traditionally distributed a holiday basket of food to prepare, consisting of:

  • turkey or ham

  • vegetables

  • potatoes

  • dessert

  • rolls

  • butter

We distribute for the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter holidays.  You must sign up for this the month before these dates (ask a volunteer for a form).

To participate, you must have used our food shelf within the past 4 or 5 weeks, filled out our form, and have the number you will be given as you register with us in the days before our basket distribution.

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