2022 Holidays

July 4 Closed 4th of July

September 5 Closed Labor Day

November 23 Closed at Noon

November 24 Closed Thanksgiving Day

(Christmas eve is Saturday and

Christmas day is Sunday)

Please Help

We are currently need..

  • Pasta

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Canned Meat

  • Soup

  • Rice

  • Peanut Butter

  • Oil

  • Flour

The Food Shelf is a 501 (c) 3 Charity originally established in July 1982. The Reverend Jeff Bullock of Emmanuel Episcopal Church recognized the need for a food shelf in Alexandria.  With the help of Wally Bloom and his wife Virginia the message was brought to the churches and community.
Over time the organization outgrew the church.  A building was built at the current location of 1205 Lake Street. Only four years later the building needed a new addition doubling its size.  Then in 2001 another addition was added resulting in the current 96 by 24 foot building.  In 2007, the Food Shelf constructed a 24 by 36 foot garage for on-site extra storage. Labor was provided by the Alexandria Technical Community College students each time.
In 2016 and 2017 the Food Shelf raised funds and secured donations from the community to attach the existing garage to the main building, adding over 1,100 square feet of storage. This expansion provides safer moving of stored food for distribution. With the additional storage space, donations can be accepted, stored, purchased and distributed in larger quantities.

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 HOURS

​Monday 9 AM - 5 PM

​Tuesday 9 AM - 3 PM

 

​Wednesday 9 AM - 3 PM

 

​Thursday 9 AM - 3 PM

 

Friday 9 AM - 2 PM


 

      Hours

Monday 9 to 5

Tuesday 9 to 5

Wednesday 9 to 5

Thursday 9 to 3

Friday 9 to 2

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​If you live in Douglas County and need food support do not be embarrassed to ask for help.  Give us a call at 320-762-8411 and we will help you with your needs.


If you do not live in Douglas County we will provide emergency food assistance and a referral to a food shelf near you. 

Location

We are located at:

1205 Lake Street

Alexandria MN 56308

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​The Food Shelf is proud to be 100%  staffed by volunteers.  Each day volunteers stock shelves, make appointments for clients, shop with clients, pick up and order food.  Most volunteers pick a day of the week and work that day.  That day’s crew develops great friendships while helping others. Currently, the Food Shelf has over 50 active volunteers.

Volunteers Alexandria FoodShelf

 Several businesses donate their excess inventory of groceries and paper products that greatly help clients.  Several restaurants package their excess items instead of throwing them away at the end of a day.  Coffee shops donate their baked goods.  If you have useable items that our Food Shelf could use to feed or help clients in need let us know.  We can pickup. 

 

Fund Raiser Alexandria Outreach Food Shelf

Other businesses have incorporated ideas to collect food shelf donations.  Ideas have include stuff a truck, grocery grab, or a food drive



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ABOUT US

The Food Shelf is a 501 (c) 3 Charity originally established in July 1982. The Reverend Jeff Bullock of Emmanuel Episcopal Church recognized the need for a food shelf in Alexandria.  With the help of Wally Bloom and his wife Virginia the message was brought to the churches and community.
Over time the organization outgrew the church.  A building was built at the current location of 1205 Lake Street. Only four years later the building needed a new addition doubling its size.  Then in 2001 another addition was added resulting in the current 96 by 24 foot building.  In 2007, the Food Shelf constructed a 24 by 36 foot garage for on-site extra storage. Labor was provided by the Alexandria Technical Community College students each time.
In 2016 and 2017 the Food Shelf raised funds and secured donations from the community to attach the existing garage to the main building, adding over 1,100 square feet of storage. This expansion provides safer moving of stored food for distribution. With the additional storage space, donations can be accepted, stored, purchased and distributed in larger quantities.
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The Food Shelf gladly accepts food donations.  Food Donations can be dropped off before 2 PM.
1205 Lake Street
Alexandria MN 56308
What we need most:
Pasta
Spaghetti Sauce
Canned Meat
Soup
Rice
Peanut Butter
Oil
Flour
Sugar



 
Cash donations are greatly appreciated and can be mailed to:
​Outreach Food Shelf
1205 Lake Street
Alexandria MN 56308


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