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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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 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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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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More Than Food… WBAFS 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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