The New Year Brings New Shopping Hours

In response to the growing needs of our neighbors, we are expanding our shopping hours!

Beginning January 1, 2017, the White Bear Area Emergency Food shelf will increase the number of monthly shopping appointments available and in additional, will grow the reach of our Bonus Friday program.
2017  Schedule (beginning January 1, 2017)


Stocking Volunteers      8:00 am – 10:00 am
Open for Shopping         10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Stocking Volunteers      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open for Shopping         4:30 – 7:30 pm

Stocking Volunteers      8:00 – 10:00 am
Open for Shopping         10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Stocking Volunteers    12:30 – 2:30 pm    NEW!
Open for Shopping      2:30 – 5:00 pm     NEW!

Stocking Volunteers      2:00 – 4:00 pm
Open for Shopping       4:30 – 7:30 pm

Stocking Volunteers      8:00 – 10:00 am
Bonus Friday Distribution – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf has experienced a 15% increase in demand for food and resources.  Our new schedule will allow us to serve an additional 40 families weekly.

Please note, we are also shifting the shopping start time to 10:00 am on Mondays and Wednesdays to allow for adequate set up and stocking of the market.

This schedule opens up some new volunteer opportunities for our Wednesday shopping shift.  To learn more about volunteering with the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, please contact

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