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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2020 Free Farmers Markets

We are excited to announce our Free Farmers Markets for 2020! Please join us for free produce and community connection in a socially distanced environment! Markets feature 3-6 varieties of produce and are open to all! All markets will be a Drive-Thru model observing social distancing guidelines. Please bring your…

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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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Cambios del Estante debido a la actualización actual sobre COVID-19

Querida comunidad, Mientras muchos alrededor del país y el mundo lidian con la preocupación del virus COVID-19, nosotros aquí en el White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf deseamos hacer todo lo posible para salvaguardar la salud y el bienestar de nuestros vecinos, voluntarios y nuestra comunidad.  Queremos y vamos a…

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COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health Resources National Alliance for Mental Illness – Resources to help manage the stress can be found at: White Bear Lake Families with students in school: Visit the district website for more information or click HERE Food Support Visit www.hungersolutions.org for an interactive map of statewide food resources. Utilities…

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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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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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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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