Welcome to our new Program Assistants!

The Food Shelf Team is excited to welcome Amber Parker (left) and Sean Rathburn (right) as Program Assistants!   Amber Parker is excited to join the White Bear Area Food Shelf as a Program Assistant! She has been volunteering at the Food Shelf for the past five years and has…

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Join the Food Shelf Team as a Market Coordinator

We are hiring for a Market Coordinator! See the details and how to apply below. JOB SUMMARY The Market Coordinator will lead market programs that are welcoming and fulfilling for all neighbors. This role will lead, coordinate, and adapt our curbside market and delivery programs in providing nutritious, culturally resonant,…

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Thank you to all who participated in Gloria’s Shortest Marathon!

We had a beautiful Saturday for the 9th Annual Gloria’s Shortest Marathon! The event, organized by Gloria Carpenter raised over $11,500 for the Food Shelf. Over the past nine years, the marathon’s proceeds have totaled nearly $95,000 in donations to the Food Shelf allowing us to purchase $760,000 worth of…

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Welcome to our new Mobile Market Coordinator, Meghan!

Meghan Johnson is excited to be joining the White Bear Area Food Shelf as the new Mobile Market Coordinator. For the past 11 years, she has been in various customer service and leadership positions for a large tech company. Now, she is excited to begin her path surrounding what she…

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Welcome Tracy – Community Resources Coordinator!

Tracy Pierre is thrilled to join the White Bear Area Food Shelf Team! She previously worked at St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center assisting families experiencing homelessness acquire public and emergency assistance resources. She is excited to continue her commitment of supporting and assisting community members in her role as Community…

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Welcome our New Operations Manager, Amy!

Amy McMillen joined the White Bear Area Food Shelf this month as Operations Manager. For over 25 years, she has been committed to ensuring all people have access to healthy food. Previously she has worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, University of Minnesota, and The Food Group,…

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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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