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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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October 2017

Mackenthun’s Stuff a Truck – Food Drive

October 9, 2017 - November 10, 2017

Stuff-A-Truck is a partnership with area schools, churches, organizations, daycare centers, businesses & families to support our local food shelves and families in need.  Each year a committed group from Mackenthun's leads this effort to fill our local food shelves with food & personal care products before the holiday season.  If you know an organization or person who is interested in participating in this endeavor please contact us!  The food drive begins October 9th, this is when most groups start gathering…

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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

Stuff-a-Truck

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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February 2019

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

February 25 - April 7

The largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state, the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together various community organizations, businesses, and faith communities to help stock nearly 300 food shelves statewide. Donate to the Waconia Food Shelf beginning February 25 through April 7 and Minnesota FoodShare will offer us a percentage match. Every year we look forward to the March Campaign and your continued partnership, as we together engage with our community to fight hunger today and advocate for…

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May 2019

Mackenthun’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Event

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island View Golf Club, 7795 Laketown Pkwy
Waconia, MN, 55387
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Thanks to your donations and participation over the past 10 years, Mackenthun's has been able to raise $105,500 for Waconia United Food Shelf!   10am - Registration Open, 11am - Shot Gun Start (4 Person Scramble), 4pm - Dinner in the Clubhouse, 5pm - Silent Auction Close, Gold Sponsor Raffle, Big Prize Raffle  

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July 2019

Open Your Heart to The Hungry and Homeless

July 1 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 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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