Get Involved

We need you!

The Waconia Food Shelf is operated in part by over 100 volunteers including board members, volunteer coordinators, site workers, and delivery persons. Currently, we assist over 240 households a month and distribute 20,000+ pounds of food monthly to clients living in the communities of Waconia, New Germany, Victoria, Cologne and St. Bonifacious. This would not be possible without the generosity of businesses, churches, schools, civic and sport organizations, and many personal contributions of food and money for which we are very appreciative.

Interested in volunteering or donating? Call the Food Shelf at (952) 442-3878 or drop us an email.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Work onsite at the food shelf
  • Unload the Second Harvest truck
  • Sort food donations and stock shelves
  • Be a driver—pick up donations from local stores.
  • Plan a food drive
  • And so much more!
Download Volunteer Application

We always need the following:

Food donations; diaper and personal care product donations

Current Needs

Monetary donations

Monetary donations are tax deductible. We can stretch your dollar when we purchase food at greatly reduced prices through our network. We accept electronic donations via PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account to donate; just use the button below). We also offer direct deposit for our donors; please contact the food shelf to get further information regarding this option.