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Mobile Food Shelf Grants Awarded


Mobile food shelf programs increase access to nutritious food for individuals who experience barriers to accessing food from traditional food shelves. Mobile food shelves bring the food shelf directly to individuals who have mobility issues, disabilities, lack transportation or do not live near a bricks-and-mortar food shelf.

In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature appropriated $2 million in mobile food shelf funding (HF1843/SF513). This funding, distributed under a contract with Hunger Solutions Minnesota through a comepetative grant selection process, funded 17 mobile programs in 2015. In 2016, 18 mobile food shelves were funded. These include:

Chisholm Food Shelf, Chisholm – $65,207
Geographic Area Served: Chisholm, Buhl, Side Lake, and Balkan in St. Louis County

CAER, Elk River – $65,000
Geographic Area Served: Sherburne and Wright County

Monticello Help Center, Monticello – $37,500
Geographic Area Served: Monticello in Wright County

Steele County Food Shelf, Owatonna – $75,000
Geographic Area Served: Steele County

Perham Food Shelf, Perham – $49,853
Geographic Area Served: Dent, Ottertail, Richville, and Vergas in Otter Tail County

Wright County Community Action, Maple Lake – $75,000
Geographic Area Served: Wright County

Prairie Five Community Action, Montevideo – $59,000
Geographic Area Served: Chippewa, Yellow Medicine, Lac Qui Parle, Big Stone, and Swift Counties

White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf, White Bear Lake – $45,000
Geographic Area Served: White Bear Lake Area School District in Ramsey and Washington Counties

Good in the Hood, Bloomington – $75,000
Geographic Area Served: Bloomington, Richfield, and South Minneapolis in Hennepin County

Valley Outreach, Stillwater – $30,000
Geographic Area Served: Stillwater Area School District in Washington County

Sabathani Community Center, Minneapolis – $2,650
Geographic Area Served: South Minneapolis in Hennepin County

Community Emergency Service, Minneapolis – $51,290
Geographic Area Served: South Minneapolis in Hennepin County

Keystone Community Services, St. Paul – $75,000
Geographic Area Served: St. Paul and suburban North Ramsey County

The Open Door, Eagan – $75,000
Geographic Area Served: Dakota County

Family Pathways, North Branch – $50,000
Geographic Area Served: Isanti and Chisago Counties

CEAP, Brooklyn Center – $62,500
Geographic Area Served: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and East Champlin in Hennepin Counties

CROSS, Rogers – $37,000
Geographic Area Served: Corcoran, Rogers, Dayton, West Champlin, Osseo, and Maple Grove in Hennepin

Merrick Community Services, Saint Paul – $30,000
Geographic Area Served: East St. Paul and Western Washington County

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