White Bear Area Food Shelf

Mission Statement

The mission of the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf is to provide food and support to our neighbors in the need in partnerhsip with the communities of the White Bear Area.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments 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.
Current Goals 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.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/01/2019

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1884 Whitaker Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55449
Phone: 6514075310

General Information

Alternative Name: White Bear Lake Food Shelf, White Bear Food Shelf
EIN: 41-1459604
Principal Staff: Perry Petersen
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4.75
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 53,011
Ruling Year: 1984


Board Chair: Scott McCune
Number of Board Members: 13
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 10.3

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