Food Donations & Drives

Food Donations

Please place all non-perishable food donations in the Donation Bins in our parking lot. Help us maintain food safety by leaving items only in the bins with the lids shut. Items left on the ground, outside of the bins, or left with the bins open, as well as any perishable items in the bins, will be thrown out due to food safety concerns. 

Outdoor Donation Hours
(non-perishables only)
*Self-serve donation bins*
M & Tu: 9am – 6pm
W, Th, & F: 9am – 2pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

For perishable items (bakery, bread, refrigerated food, produce, etc.), donations over 100 pounds, and if you need a donation receipt, please contact Sean ( or  651-407-5311) to make a drop-off appointment. 

Check out our current “Most Wanted Food Shelf Items” to see the types of food we currently need!


Sponsor a Food Drive

A fun way to help your neighbors in need is to sponsor a food drive for the White Bear Area Food Shelf.  Whether it’s with your neighbors, customers, school, church or the community at large, a food drive can greatly help us replenish our shelves and continue to meet the growing demand for food assistance in the community.

Helpful Hints  

  1. Call Sean at the Food Shelf to register your event at 651-407-5311 or email him at
  2. Decide a theme and specific items – for example, Spices, Gluten-Free items, Baking ingredients, Cooking Oil, KID Pack Items, etc.  (For ideas, check out our ‘Most Wanted’ List)
  3. Set a goal and keep participants updated on progress.

Food Drive Kit

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