Curbside Pick-Up is Coming in November!

As winter approaches and COVID-19 remains a concern in our world, we at The White Bear Area Food Shelf want to continue to provide healthy food to our neighbors while ensuring the well-being and safety of our neighbors, volunteers, and our community. On Monday, November 2, we will be switching…

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Welcome Marie! Our New Market Coordinator

Marie Van Buskirk is excited to join the White Bear Area Food Shelf as Market Coordinator. She previously worked at St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center in Mahtomedi with families experiencing homelessness and families at risk of homelessness. She is excited to support the work of helping her neighbors access food…

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Welcome to our New Mobile Market Coordinator, Devin!

Devin Lavey comes to White Bear Area Food Shelf after working with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program at Second Harvest Heartland. She is looking forward to continuing her commitment to ensuring her neighbors have access to good food in her new role as Mobile Market Coordinator.  Devin has a degree…

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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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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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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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