September: 253 visits, served 253 clients and distributed 17,578 pounds of food.
In August we had 276 visits, served 579 clients and distributed 19,327 pounds of food.
In July we had 274 visits, served 562 clients and distributed 18,310 pounds of food.
In June we had 251 visits, served 589 clients and distributed 17,946 pounds of food.
In May we had 245 visits, served 550 clients and distributed 17,478 pounds of food.
In April we had 220 visits, served 530 clients and distributed 16,420 pounds of food.
Thank you Servant Ministries for bringing 120 backpacks to the Waconia Food Shelf for the children of our families! What a great mission and so appreciated!
Thank you to the Waconia P.O. mail carriers under the leadership of Jason Leinen for the wonderful donation of 1275 pounds of food this year! It will help so much during the summer months when food donations are lower!
Thanks, also, to the Cologne P.O. carriers for donating 544 pounds of food to us! We owe a great big thank you to all of the folks who put out food for this effort!
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.
Thank you to the St. Boni Lions Club for the fantastic donation of 639 pounds of food and $500! That will be a great contribution to our MnFoodShare March Campaign this year!