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June 2015

Summer Lunch Bag Program

June 5, 2015 - August 30, 2015
Waconia United Food Shelf, 11 South Elm St.
Waconia, MN 55387 United States
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Summer Lunch Bag Program. An extra bag of food is given to clients who have school age children to help stretch their food budgets during the summer months. Summer Lunch Bags are available during regular Food Shelf business hours.

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July 2016

Open your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Challenge

July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Summer vacation for school children is in full swing and it puts a further strain on family food budgets with children home for lunch each day. At the food shelf we attempt to give families with school age children additional food and milk, however, summer is time when our donations, both food and money decline. Again this year we are taking part in a program offered by Hunger Solutions called the Open Your Heart Challenge Grant which raises additional dollars…

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October 2016

Thanksgiving Bag Contribution

October 7, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Waconia United Food Shelf, 11 South Elm St.
Waconia, MN 55387 United States
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We are collecting for our Thanksgiving Bags. Distribution of the bags will begin November 10. Items needed: dried potatoes, gravy packets, boxed stuffing, jello, evaporated milk, chicken or vegetable broth, canned vegetables and canned cranberries.

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February 2018

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

February 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is sponsored by the Minneapolis Council of Churches. A percentage match is earned by the number of food and monetary donations received in March.

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April 2018

Waconia Food Shelf Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

April 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Faith Lutheran

The Waconia Food Shelf Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be held April 22, 2018 in Steiner Hall at Faith Lutheran Church.

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May 2018

Letter Carrier Food Pickup

May 12, 2018

The Waconia Post Office will be participating in the 26th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food drive. Leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday May 12th and your mail carrier will do the rest! All food picked up that day will be donated to the Waconia United Food Shelf.

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October 2018


October 12, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, 851 Marketplace Dr,
Waconia, 55387 United States
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Beginning October 12 - November 9 you can donate at Mackenthun's Fine Foods to their Stuff-a-Truck campaign which supports the food shelves in western Carver County. You can also support local students who are collecting for the Stuff-a-Truck initiative. Delivery to the Waconia Food Shelf will be November 9. Please Support Stuff-a-Truck!

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July 2019

Open Your Heart to The Hungry and Homeless

July 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Donating to the Waconia Food Shelf in July will be proportionately matched by Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. Last year, food shelves raised over $1 million in food and funding to help end hunger in their communities.

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October 2019

Mackenthun’s Stuff a Truck – Food Drive

October 11, 2019 - November 7, 2019

We are excited to announce the 2019 Stuff-A-Truck Food Drive, launching on October 11th! Last year 22,060 pounds of food and over $7,790 was collected for the Waconia United, SW Carver (NYA) and Watertown Friends for Life food shelves. This donation comes at a crucial time when food shelves are preparing for the holiday season. This event would not be possible without the support of our wonderful community. Stuff-A-Truck is a partnership with area schools, churches, organizations, day-care centers, businesses…

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Trinity Ruth Guild’s Annual Salad Buffet

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

RSVP by October 13th to Marlene. All women are invited to join us for Trinity Ruth Guild's Annual Salad Buffet

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