Welcome to our new Market Coordinator Kris!

Kris Brown recently joined the White Bear Area Food Shelf staff as our Market Coordinator. His role will include supporting the Market and team during the week. Previously, he worked for over 10 years at a tech company and as a personal care assistant, dedicating his time to helping solve…

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BEAR’ly Open 2022 is Coming in February!

The 2022 White Bear Lake BEAR’ly Open – Golf on Ice winter fun event is coming on February 4 and 5! In its 15th year, the event is coordinated in partnership with The Rotary Club of White Bear Lake and White Bear Events to raise money for the Food Shelf. Join us…

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Welcome Dave – our new Program Manager!

Dave Garrity comes to the White Bear Area Food Shelf from The Animal Humane Society where he led the Community Engagement department in its efforts to provide affordable pet resources to underserved communities. Dave will be our new Program Manager responsible for guiding a team of staff and volunteers providing food and support to…

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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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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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