Hastings Family Service

Mission Statement

The people of the Hastings area reaching out as Family in support and Service to one another.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments HFS expanded its space, staff and programs in 2022, re-opening the in-person choice-model Market food shelf while continuing the drive-thru option developed in response to the pandemic, providing full food shelf orders to 52% more families. A refrigerated van, Market on the Move, was acquired during COVID allowing HFS to expand food rescue efforts with local grocers, resulting in over 92,000 additional pounds of food distributed in 2022. Market Cart, a mobile produce program expanded from one senior living community monthly to weekly. In 2022, Meals on Wheels delivered 15,331 meals, Just Friends transportation volunteers logged over 22,000 miles in rides, 319 households received holiday meals and 233 children received school supplies. Emergency Assistance grants increased by 5 times and families received over $36,000 worth of clothing/household vouchers. Volunteers are now filling over 500 on-site shifts every week!
Current Goals Hastings Family Service went through a year of major growth and transition in 2022, so our current focus is to build a strong team while removing barriers, increasing access, and improving services. This year, HFS collaborated with FFEN to implement a new color system in our food shelf that elimates the language and reading barriers that a prescribed shopping list can cause. The simplified process also allowed HFS to double the number of appointments we can do each day while also increasing choice. We partnered with summer programs to provide lunches and snacks to kids, and we will be piloting a mini-Market in the Middle school this fall that will provide the opportunity for kids to take home a complete meal for their entire family after school. We are partnering with organizations and developing resources to respond to the changing environmental and needs of the community in a respectful and comprehensive way, and we are always trying to find our way to yes!
Community or Constituency Served HFS serves individuals and families including people across the age spectrum living in Independent School District 200 who need assistance to meet their basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and transportation.
Geographic Area Served HFS serves Independent School District 200 including the cities of Hastings, Miesville, New Trier and Vermillion as well as portions of Denmark, Douglas, Hampton, Marshan, Nininger, Ravenna and Welch townships located in ISD 200.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Emergency Services: food shelf and Emergency Assistance:
Supportive Services: Just Friends transportation, Meals on Wheels, Project Share holiday assistance and School Supplies:
Community Services: Volunteer Program and Rivertown Treasures:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:

Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 09/26/2020

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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301 2nd St E
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 6514377134

General Information

Alternative Name: HFS
EIN: 23-7083534
Principal Staff: Amy Sutton
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 10.5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 6,200
Ruling Year: 1970


Board Chair: Katy Lindberg
Number of Board Members: 11
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 9.8

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