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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The WBAEFS Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of Executive Director.

Executive Director Position Summary The Organization: The White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf (WBAEFS) has served as a critical resource for families experiencing food insecurity since 1977. Over the past four decades, the organization has grown and improved its traditional food shelf programming in addition to creating new and innovative …

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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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More Than Food… WBAEFS helps families experiencing crisis.

Ann, a woman of 70 years who regularly utilizes the food shelf,lost her mother and her husband in the span of 18 months. She stopped in to shop the market one evening and told the intake volunteer that the roof on her home for the past 30 years is now …

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