We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a new person to join the Food Shelf Team as a Market Coordinator! Please share the job description below with anyone who may be a great fit for our team and the mission of our organization. MARKET COORDINATOR The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf (WBAEFS) …

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Thank you for a Successful Bear’ly Open Event!

Thank you to all who contributed to the success of the Bear’ly Open XIII! “Wow! What a weekend! I can’t say enough how much of a team effort this truly is. It was my honor and pleasure this year to be part of this team,” says Executive Director, Perry Petersen. …

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Bear’ly Open 2020

The 2020 BEAR’ly Open XIII Golf on Ice & Community Dance takes place on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020 on the frozen shores of White Bear Lake. Click here to register! COMMUNITY DANCE – White Bear Country Inn, 4940 Hwy 61, WBL Kick off the festivities the …

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New Executive Director Announcement

The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf Board of Directors recently hired Perry Petersen to the position of Executive Director. In this role, Petersen will be responsible for driving the strategic plan of the organization and development efforts while simultaneously overseeing the day-to-day operations of this critical resource for families …

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Recipe Books, for a good cause

Be sure to pick up a recipe book from Gianna Ianos. For every book sold, Gianna will be donating $1 to the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf. To get your, contact Gianna at divadish67@gmail.com

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Executive Director Transition

Dear Friends of the Food Shelf, After much contemplation, I have decided to transition out of my role as Executive Director for the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf.  My last day will be Saturday, May 11th, and like all my days at the food shelf, it will be filled …

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What is a Food Bank? Food Shelf? Food Pantry?

What exactly is the difference between a Food Shelf, like us, a Food Bank, and a Food Pantry? A Food Bank, like Second Harvest Heartland and The Food Group operates as a wholesale house for local food shelves and pantries. They collect large food donations from corporations and manage the federal TEFAP program. Additionally, …

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Donate now to help a neighbor in their time of need

Naomi came to the United States at the age of 17. When she was 7 years old, war broke out in her country and her family fled. In the chaos, she was separated from her parents and siblings and found a group of strangers who were walking to safety. Twenty …

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More Than Food… WBAEFS has an Emergency Fund to help families experiencing crisis.

Ken, a neighbor that regularly shops at the food shelf, called in a panic, asking to speak with anyone who could help. He was leaving work when he noticed a flat tire. Thankfully he had a spare but when he pulled over to the gas station, he noticed that the …

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