Non-profit Certification

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.