McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

Mission Statement

McLeod Emergency Food Shelf works to eliminate hunger and food-insecurity as well as improve the health and well-being of our community through equitable access to healthy and nutritious foods, community education, and advocacy.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2020, MEFS safely distributed nearly 493,000 pounds of food in 7,329 grocery distributions. Unduplicated individuals totaled 4,193 with the duplicated count, those impacted at each distribution, totaling 18,380.
Current Goals During 2021, McLeod Emergency Food Shelf (MEFS) will continue to be responsible and accountable to the respectful, effective, and efficient avenues of food procurement and distribution. These efforts include the detailed organization of food rescue procurement and client-choice grocery distribution in accordance with adopted SuperShelf standards. Distribution will continue at both distribution sites as well as throughout the service area via the Mobile Outreach Program. A three day provision of food per person is the benchmark. This amount translates to 11lbs. per person. All programming intentionally aligns with the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles statements adopted at the start of 2020. Is is the organizations intent to also identify up to 5 areas of focus for the upcoming fiscal year and work through the goals established.
Community or Constituency Served McLeod Emergency Food Shelf serves individuals living in McLeod County, Minnesota and neighboring communities, who are experiencing hunger insecurity and/or those facing crisis situations which impact the ability to conventionally purchase groceries.
Geographic Area Served MEFS serves any individual in McLeod County, Minnesota and neighboring communities who request assistance. MEFS has two on-site distribution sites, Glencoe & Hutchinson, and a mobile outreach vehicle which travels to the remaining 6 cities within the county including Brownton, Stewart, Plato, Lester Prairie, Silver Lake, and Winsted.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
MEFS Grocery Distribution:
MEFS Mobile Outreach:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/15/2021

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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808 12th St E
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: 13208642088

General Information

Alternative Name: McLeod County Emergency Food Shelf
EIN: 41-1470696
Principal Staff: Lennie Albers
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 17,022
Ruling Year: 1984


Board Chair: Barbara Jenneke
Number of Board Members: 11
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 8.6

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