Impact and Programs
On any given month in 2018, over 1,000 families received healthy groceries and meaningful support form the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf. Through our many food support programs, 53,011 individuals received 842,753 pounds of food (nearly 650,000 meals). In addition to food support, the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf provided triage and referral support to families experiencing crisis. All services were (and continue to be) made possible by a very generous community who gives of their time, talents, and resources to support their neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.
The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf's goals for 2019 is to continue to eliminate barriers that have traditionally limited access to healthy food for families living on a low or fixed income. The Food Shelf plans to expand its mobile fleet, reaching more families experiencing food insecurity, grow its Community Resource Program to better connect families to additional basic need resources throughout the community, and continue to provide healthy groceries and meaningful support to neighbors struggling to make ends meet.
Community or Constituency Served
The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf serves individuals with a self identified need for food.
Geographic Area Served
The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf serves individuals living within the boundaries of the White Bear Lake Area School District ISD#624, students enrolled in the White Bear Lake Area Schools, and students enrolled in Century College. Some programs (including mobile markets, free farmers markets, and Bonus Saturday) are open to anyone with a self-identified need for food regardless of their address.