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Providing Food Assistance to Individuals & Families

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Mondays: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Thursdays: 10:00 AM to Noon
Third Monday of Month: 5:00 to 7:00 PM

If you are not feeling well, stay home!
Contact us by noon Wednesday if you need home delivery on Wednesday or Thursday.
[email protected] or 651.565.5667 and leave message.

Everyone who needs food!

We use the State guideline of 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. For a household of one, you qualify if your income is less than $3,190 a month. For a household of four, you would qualify if your income is less than $6,550 a month. If you have any questions about eligibility, or are experiencing a crisis that makes it difficult for you to access food, please visit during open hours, email us at [email protected] or call 651-565-5667 and leave a message and we will do our best to help.

Although the Wabasha Area Food Share primarily serves residents in the nearby Wabasha/Kellogg area, all residents of Minnesota may visit. If you don’t live in the area, see “Other Resources” below.

We do free home deliveries and also allow shopping by proxy, so if you know someone who may need food or who struggles to get access to food, we can help!

Any individual or household that qualifies to receive food from the Food Share may visit whenever they need. Because the Food Share focusses on providing many healthy fresh items like fresh produce and dairy, we encourage weekly or bi-weekly visits for these perishable items.

First visit of each calendar year: Complete a short form regarding contact information and household size. You do not have to sign up ahead of time or make an appointment, just come during open hours.

Each Time You Visit: You will be warmly greeted at the door and briefly checked in by our Manager, Martha Black. You will be given a clean, sanitized cart to use and you will be allowed to help yourself to the items you choose. As you shop at your own pace,  volunteers will be available to help you navigate through the store, bag your groceries and answer any questions. We weigh your cart at the end and the weight is recorded only for informational purposes. There are no weight limits and you will never be asked to put anything back. Your dignity and privacy are very important to us, and even if a volunteer recognizes you, our volunteers are trained on the importance of protecting our customer’s privacy and keeping your visit to the Food Share strictly confidential.

All Are Welcome to shop, stop in or donate during open store hours. No appointment necessary. There is ample parking on the street and next to the building in the parking lot across from the Public Library.

These Rules May Change as the Needed for Health and Safety

WEARING A MASK is ENCOURAGED but NOT REQUIRED inside the building. If you are NOT VACCINATED for everyone’s safety we ask that you either wear a mask or request a home delivery.

If you CAN’T wear a mask and are not vaccinated, call 651-565-5667 by noon on Wednesday. Volunteers will box up groceries for you to pick up or have delivered to your house on Thursday.

We ask you to maintain SOCIAL DISTANCING, staying 6 feet apart from volunteers and other shoppers whenever possible.

If you are SICK, STAY HOME. Call 651-565-5667 by noon on Wednesday. Volunteers will shop for you and arrange for delivery at no charge.

We LOVE fresh produce donations! Clean, fresh GARDEN PRODUCE or fresh EGGS can be dropped off at the Food Share Mondays from noon to 1pm, Thursdays from 9 to 10 AM, Wednesdays by arrangement or any time we’re open or someone’s around.

We will accept most unexpired, nonperishable food or hygiene items in clean, undamaged containers. Some things we especially appreciate receiving as donations:

  • Cat and Dog food, dry or canned-Pets are often a beloved part of the family!
  • Shampoo, Hand Soap, Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent, Paper Towels and Toilet Paper
  • Healthy Kid-Friendly Items like lunchbox yogurts, fruit snacks, string cheese and juice
  • Pantry Staples like Salt, Sugar, Baking Powder, Spices and Cake mixes.

Click the “FOOD SUGGESTIONS” button below for more suggestions of items to donate to the Food Share.

food suggestions

If you would like to donate finically, you can do so through our website be clicking the donate financially button below.

donate financially

If you don’t want to donate online you can still donate by:

Mailing a check to:

Wabasha Area Food Share:
PO Box 174
Wabasha, MN 55981

Donate at:

Dick’s Fresh Market (see cashier)

For volunteering, contact Martha Black at 715-448-0496 or by emailing [email protected] to see if any of the Food Share activities are a good fit for your skills and available time. If it’s a good fit we’ll get you signed up, trained in and put you to work helping our neighbors have plenty to eat!

OTHER RESOURCES

Overall Support-Three Rivers is a good place to start

​Three Rivers works with Community Partners to provide support to individuals and families: food, Meals-on-Wheels, housing, transporation, fuel assistance, education, jobs, advocacy.

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Other Food Shares

If you do not live in the Wabasha/Kellogg area, you may be able to find a food share in your area.

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Clothing and Household items

Common Closet Thrift Store

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One-Time Emergencies

Wabasha County Public Health Special Needs Fund

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