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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Cummins Foundation supports the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf

Cummins NPower President, Lance Arnett presented a check for $26,725.04 to the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf on behalf of the Cummins Foundation to increase access to healthy food for all neighbors in the White Bear Area. What started as a simple call for help by food shelf coordinator…

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