Urgent Needs
Please help us feed those in need in our community.
Urgent needs listed below! 

Canned Fruit

Whole Grain Cereal


Oils & Dressings
Peanut Butter

Brown & White Rice
Canned Meats

Pancake Mix / Syrup

Personal Items
Dental Items

Juice (100% Fruit and/or Vegetable)

Paper Grocery Bags

Weekend Food Backpack:
Pop Top Soup
Pop Top Canned Pasta

Single Serve Items:
Fruit Cups
Oatmeal Packets
Trail Mix
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter Packets
Turkey Jerky/Beef Sticks
Please Note: We do accept cat and dog food
Thank you!!
Food Drives


If your business, community group or church would be interested in sponsoring a food drive, please click below for more information!






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 The 5 Most Wanted







Every month hundreds of White Bear Lake children depend on the White Bear Food Shelf for their food.  Your donations can help.



The 5 Most Wanted Foods are:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Oil
  • Whole Grains
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tuna and



We also would like to add some culturally specific types of food.

Our Cultural Diversity needs include:

  • Jasmine rice
  • Black beans
  • Mung beans
  • Spices
    • Curry powder
    • Curry paste
    • Cardamom
    • Fish sauce
    • Garlic



Thank you for making our March Food campaign a huge success!






We still need your support! 


Ways to give to the Food Shelf this month:


Read our Donor Letter

Click here for donation information





The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf is here for those who live in the White Bear Lake Area School District No. 624 who are experiencing an emergency or financial difficulty.  We provide seven days of food including fresh produce, dairy products and meat.  We schedule "Client Choice Shopping Appointments" for Monday Evenings and Tuesday - Fridays during the day.  Please call (651) 407-5310 to schedule an appointment. We also have special programs to provide groceries for the November and December holidays.


The Food Shelf is supported by the generous donations of food and cash from individuals, businesses, schools, churches, associations and other community groups. In addition, more than 90 people volunteer their time to ensure that food is stocked and ready for distribution to families five days a week. 





The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf recently accomplished meeting the standards of the Charities Review Council.




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Contact Us

White Bear Lake, MN 55110
The Food Shelf will be closed on Monday May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Food Donations are accepted during all open office hours.
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Appointment Required)
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday -Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bonus Friday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In the event that the School District is closed due to bad weather the Food Shelf will also be closed.

Our appointment line is open Monday through Friday during all office hours to schedule same-day appointments
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Volunteer Application Form: Please complete and e-mail, mail or drop off at the food shelf.


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Last Updated: 5/19/2015