Watch our Neighbor Forum held on April 29th

Four WBAFS staff members hosted our first Neighbor Forum on Thursday, April 29 discussing the following topics: changes at the Food Shelf during COVID-19 and the past year, where our food comes from, updates on food items we offer, and plan on assessing future programming needs and gathering feedback. Take…

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Welcome Ashley! Our New Emergency Program Assistant

Ashley Collins is thrilled to join the White Bear Area Food Shelf as the new Emergency Program Assistant! She previously worked at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Vadnais Heights and Lifetime Fitness in the cafe and as a Personal Trainer. She is excited to join the Food Shelf in its…

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Thank You for a Successful 2021 Bear’ly Open!

Thank you to all who contributed to the 2021 Bear’ly Open!  “In a year when so many things did not go right, the Bear’ly Open not only happened but was even more successful than any year in it’s history,” says Perry Petersen, Executive Director of the Food Shelf. “Thank you…

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¡Recogida en la acerca llegara en noviembre!

Como llegue el invierno y COVID 19 continua ser un problema en nuestro mundo, nosotros del White Bear Estantería de Alimentos queremos seguir a proveer comida nutritiva a nuestros vecinos mientras asegurar la salud y seguridad para nuestros vecinos, voluntarios, y comunidades. El lunes 2 de noviembre, cambiáramos nuestro formato…

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Curbside Pick-Up is Coming in November!

As winter approaches and COVID-19 remains a concern in our world, we at The White Bear Area Food Shelf want to continue to provide healthy food to our neighbors while ensuring the well-being and safety of our neighbors, volunteers, and our community. On Monday, November 2, we will be switching…

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Welcome Marie! Our New Market Coordinator

Marie Van Buskirk is excited to join the White Bear Area Food Shelf as Market Coordinator. She previously worked at St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center in Mahtomedi with families experiencing homelessness and families at risk of homelessness. She is excited to support the work of helping her neighbors access food…

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Welcome to our New Mobile Market Coordinator, Devin!

Devin Lavey comes to White Bear Area Food Shelf after working with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program at Second Harvest Heartland. She is looking forward to continuing her commitment to ensuring her neighbors have access to good food in her new role as Mobile Market Coordinator.  Devin has a degree…

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Welcome to our New Emergency Program Assistants!

The Food Shelf Team is excited to welcome  Sophia Alhadeff (left) and Emily Haus (right) as Emergency Program Assistants!   Sophia Alhadeff comes to the White Bear Area Food Shelf after graduating from Macalester College in St. Paul this May. She holds a Bachelor of Geography with a concentration in…

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MN Hunger Relief Organizations – United in Service

Minnesota hunger-relief organizations united in service to community, announce that food is available, and more is on the way! To our Minnesota community, The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged all of us in unprecedented ways, leaving most of us unsettled and fearful about what the future may hold. To all…

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Community, As many around the country and the world grapple with the concern of COVID-19, we at The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf want to ensure the well being of our neighbors, volunteers, and our community while still providing healthy food to our neighbors in need. In an…

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