2021 Annual Report

The 2021 White Bear Area Food Shelf Annual Report is now available to view! This year’s annual report includes: A snapshot of the Food Shelf’s Impact over the last six years A summary of our programs including: Curbside Pick-Up, Mobile Markets, KidPacks and School Pantries, and Deliveries. Information on our Volunteer…

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Free Produce Markets

Free Produce Markets (previously known as Free Farmers Markets) are coming again this summer! We will have the same great produce at the same locations, just with an updated name. Check-out the dates and new times below! Free Produce Markets feature 6 – 8 types of fresh, delicious fruits and…

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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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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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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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