In May we served 198 households or 539 individuals and distributed 16,179 pounds of food.
In April we served 203 households or 514 individuals and distributed 16,667 pounds of food.
In March we served 209 households or 567 individuals and distributed 16,861 pounds of food.
In February we served 207 households or 557 individuals and distributed 16,720 pounds of food.
In January we served 215 households or 604 individuals and distributed 18,795 pounds of food.
The Waconia Food Shelf is currently in need of the following items:
Cold weather items: soups, stews, chili, hot cereal, cocoa, tea, and coffee. Personal care items such as toothbrushes (single pack, please, we cannot break a multiple pack apart), toothpaste, deodorant (men’s and woman’s), bar soap, shampoo, and women’s personal items such as tampax. Many of our clients are pursuing finding work and personal hygiene care is critical.
Holiday Food Items
We are collecting traditional and specialty food items for the holidays that can be easily stored: boxed potato flakes, gravy packets, boxed stuffing, jello, evaporated milk, chicken broth, vegetable broth, canned vegetables and canned cranberry.
Hearty soups that can be added to rice or noodles to make a meal are needed. Canned meals that children like such as Beef Ravioli are needed for the winter. Other “kid friendly” items are also welcomed.
Watch our sign outside on the corner of Elm and Main for item requests.
In November we served 301 households or 873 individuals, distributing 26,052 pounds of food.
In December we served 241 households or 657 individuals and distributed 19,503 pounds of food.
On October 1, 2015, the Waconia Food Shelf announced it had become an independent non-profit organization after being under the umbrella of Scott Carver Dakota Cap Agency for the past 12 years. We received our federal approval in February, but waited until our new fiscal year beginning October 1st to make the transition.
Our ability to be independent is due to the community that so generously supports the Waconia Food Shelf. We are now able to access funding that was not available to us previously.
Monetary donations ensure we are able to purchase a variety of healthy food choices for the families we serve. In addition, we purchase from vendors who enable us to stretch dollars further than purchasing items at retail price.
We can now accept electronic donations via PayPal. (You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate. Just use the button below.) We also now offer direct deposit for our donors. Please contact the food shelf to get further information regarding this option.