The Board of Directors will support the work of Waconia United Food Shelf (WUFS) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by WUFS Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a collaborative partnership and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board member responsibilities include:
- Leadership, governance and oversight
- Serving as a trusted adviser to the Executive Director in partnership with the Board to develop and implement WUFS strategic plan
- Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
- Approving the annual budget, audit reports, and relevant business decisions; being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
- Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as needed
- Representing WUFS to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
WUFS Board members will serve a three-year term. Board meetings will be held monthly. Attendance at board meetings is required.
Service on WUFS Board of Directors is without compensation outside of specific reimbursable expenses.
If you have an interest in this position, please send an email to email@example.com, and share your interest in why you are interested in WUFS Board membership and the specific skillset that you can bring to the WUFS.
The Waconia United Food Shelf board announces the retirement of long- time Executive Director, Marty Cramer effective September 30, 2020. Marty has served in various roles at the food shelf since 2003. She has enjoyed the many opportunities to make an impact on client’s lives over the years and the interactions with the numerous volunteers whom she is come to consider friends. She remains grateful for the business relationships she is built over the years and for the strong support of local businesses and organizations. She looks forward to joining her husband in retirement and hoping to travel more when it is safe again.
She leaves the food shelf in the hands of Angie Cruzen, the new Executive Director effective August 17, 2020. Angie has lived in the Waconia area for 13 years working in the banking industry and volunteering in various ways in the community. She is married and has two sons that attend Southview Elementary and Waconia Middle School. Her family belongs to Freshwater Church in Waconia. She also serves as the Director of Operations for the Waconia Basketball Association and was a general board member of the Waconia United Food Shelf for over two years. She brings years of servant leadership and volunteer experience to the food shelf where she is excited to help continue making a large impression on our clients and community.
Beginning April 4, 2020, the Waconia United Food Shelf will be changing hours of operation. New hours are as follows:
- Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
- Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
- Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
This adjustment allows us to provide our clients with food, needed more now than ever—while keeping everyone safe, including volunteers, clients and staff. As a reminder, all are welcome to the Food Shelf, including new clients. Our current service is pre-packaged food that is offered via a “drive-thru” that includes both perishable and non-perishable items. If you have any question, please feel free to call us at 952-442-3878.
A partir del 4 de abril de 2020, Waconia United Food Shelf cambiará las horas de operación. Las nuevas horas son las siguientes:
- Los lunes, de 9:00 a.m. a 11:45 a.m.
- Jueves 4 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
- Sábados, 9:00 a.m. a 11:45 a.m.
Este ajuste nos permite proporcionar a nuestros clientes alimentos, que ahora se necesitan más que nunca, mientras se mantiene a todos seguros, incluidos voluntarios, clientes y personal. Como recordatorio, todos son bienvenidos a Food Shelf, incluidos los nuevos clientes. Nuestro servicio actual es comida preenvasada que se ofrece a través de un “drive-thru” que incluye artículos perecederos y no perecederos. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en llamarnos al 952-442-3878.
Waconia Food Shelf Location
Each month, Waconia Food Shelf clients have the opportunity to select a nutritious and easy to prepare Healthy Meal Kit with all the ingredients to make a healthy meal. Healthy Meal Kits are made possible by sponsors like you. We’d love your help in sustaining this initiative!