Food Shelf-In-A-Box

Feeding the hungry is one of our primary objectives. Sadly, however, many families in need are unable to attend a regular food shelf program due to a lack of transportation and/or an inability to find daycare for their children.  Our Food Shelf-In-A-Box offers a practical and innovative means for us to provide easy access to much-needed groceries and other important support services.

Each month, during a designated date and time, Good in the ‘Hood delivers groceries to a local partner site with the following objectives:

  • Offer easy access to essential groceries, basic resources, social engagement, support information and referrals in order to bring stability and much needed assistance for families in need.
  • Establish host partner sites with businesses, schools, civic and/or religious organizations that are interested in leveraging their key assets, including facility and staffing, for the greater good of the community. This enables Good in the ‘Hood to bring a sustainable and cost-effective program that enhances the relational equity between our client guests and our local hosting partner.
  • Provide our neighbors in need with a “client-choice” shopping model that places an emphasis upon healthy options such as protein, dairy and fresh produce
  • Offer opportunities for volunteerism, social engagement and program leadership. We believe this is the key in order to promote personal dignity and help to foster a “Doing With” approach for the community rather than “Doing For” perspective.

This pop-up style program is designed to bring a monthly drop/delivery of essential groceries to each of our Food Shelf-In-A-Box hosting partners.  It’s a quick, simple, and efficient model that allows for set up, hosting of a client-choice shopping distribution and clean-up within a 4-hour window of time.


Locations


Please note: During the November and December holidays our regular food distribution schedule is often changed.  Please contact the respective host site leader or reach out to us at info@goodinthehood.org to receive any updates and information. Thank you and have a happy holiday season!

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Bethany Church

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Bethany Church Pop-up Mobile
Bethany Church
6900 Auto Club Rd
Bloomington, MN 55438
Distribution: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Steve Eliason

Steve has worked as a church planting missionary in the Philippines, and for the past 20 years has been a part of the ministry of Bethany International in Bloomington. He is currently the Church Engagement Director for Bethany Gateways, the mission sending arm of Bethany. Steve first met Shawn on the campus when they worked together with Bethany Global University, which served as the genesis point of Good in the Hood and the food distribution ministry. Working with the Good in the Hood team has been a rewarding experience – Meeting wonderful people, making new friends and working to meet the basic needs of people who need both friends and food.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Creekside Gables

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Creekside Gables Pop-up Mobile 
Creekside Gables
7601 Zane Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Distribution: 4th Thursday of each month from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Cheryl Naylon-Besst

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ 800 West Broadway

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ 800 West Broadway Pop-up Mobile
CareerForce Center – Sanctuary Covenant Parking Lot
800 West Broadway Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Distribution: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Leona Martin

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Leona Martin has worked as a Workforce Development Specialist for the Department of Employment and Economic Devolvement for 14 years. She has been committed to, and had a key role in, Youth Service development for more than 20 years. She has had a leading role in the Good in the ‘Hood Food Shelf In-A-Box program at 800 West Broadway since 2016. Leona strives to serve the community of Minneapolis and to be part of the solution for our community.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Macedonia Church

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Macedonia Church Pop-up Mobile
Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 1st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Distribution: 4th Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Annie P. Wade

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Annie Wade is the food shelf coordinator at Macedonia Baptist Church. She also coordinates the new member classes and is president of the Mission Ministry and Secretary of the Christian Education Ministry at Macedonia. Outside of Macedonia Baptist, Annie is a member and leader of several other national and local organizations. Since 2016, Macedonia has partnered with Good in the ‘Hood. During the pandemic, when families were particularly struggling, the Food Shelf-In-A-Box program provided great relief. As a retired Minneapolis Public Schools Administrator, Annie enjoys having more time for her family, church and community involvement. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and traveling.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Maple Pond Homes

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Maple Pond Homes Pop-up Mobile
Maple Pond Homes
1854 Beebe Rd
Maplewood, MN 55109
Distribution: 1st Thursday of each month from 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Erin Blank

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Webster Elementary

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Webster Elementary Pop-up Mobile
Webster Elementary
2170 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN 55109
Distribution: 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:20 pm – 4:45 pm

Amberlee Aguilar

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Folwell School

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Folwell School Pop-up Mobile
Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet
3611 20th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Distribution: Temporarily closed during COVID-193rd Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cheryl Flugaur-Levitt

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Cheryl Flugaur-Levitt is the preK-2nd grade social worker at Folwell School Performing Arts Magnet. She has worked in Minneapolis schools for 20 years and at Folwell since 2011. She is honored to work with the amazing students and families in both Spanish and English. In her free time, she likes to read, walk, garden, camp, and travel. 

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hennepin Technical College

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hennepin Technical College Pop-up Mobile
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Distribution: 2nd Thurs. of each month from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cara Garrett

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Cara Garrett has been working at Hennepin Technical College since 2016 and higher education in the Twin Cities area nearly 15 years. Cara worked at large public universities and small private residential colleges before joining Hennepin Technical College. In 2018, the college researched the needs of students to improve retention. The results showed that 40% of students were experiencing some form of hunger leading to increasing student access to groceries and the partnership with Good in the ‘Hood.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hmong Int’l Academy

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hmong Int’l Academy Pop-up Mobile
Hmong International Academy
1501 30th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

Kiley Krocak

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Weaver Elementary

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Weaver Elementary Pop-up Mobile
Weaver Elementary School
2135 Birmingham Street
Maplewood, MN 55019
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

McKenzie Hennessey-Purdy

McKenzie Hennessey-Purdy has worked in the helping profession for 10 years and has served as the school social worker at Weaver Elementary since 2018. She particularly enjoys helping students and families. In her work with Food Shelf-In-a-Box, she finds the families’ response to the selection of meat, dairy, vegetables, and fruit very rewarding.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Montreal Courts

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Montreal Courts Pop-up Mobile
Montreal Courts
401 Labore Rd
Little Canada, MN 55117
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Erin Blank

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hiawatha YMCA

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hiawatha YMCA
Hiawatha YMCA
4100 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Distribution: 1st Wednesday of the month from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

 Anastasia G Collier (Stacy)

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Emma B Howe YMCA

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Emma B Howe YMCA
Emma B Howe YMCA
2304 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Distribution: 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  

Bri Warren

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Harmony Learning Center

Note: HOME Deliveries only during COVID

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Harmony Learning Center
Harmony Learning Center
1961 County Road C East
Maplewood, MN 55109
Distribution: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Heather Jacobson

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Heather Jacobson has been a school social worker in District 622 for 22 years. In her current role in the district, she works at the Harmony K-12 Program and dedicates her time to helping students and families. She knows the partnership with Good in the ‘Hood provides much-needed, well-rounded food options for the Harmony families and is grateful for the community support.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ MN Internship Center (MNIC) Unity  

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ MN Internship Center (MNIC) Unity
MN Internship Center (MNIC)
2507 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Vanessa Robles Varela

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Vanessa Robles Varela is the Homeless Liaison & Director of Nutrition Services Director at Minnesota Internship High Schools (MNIC). She works with homeless students and oversees the Food Service Department. Her primary mission is to be a student advocate to serve our youth and their families in the community. Vanessa was born and raised in Mexico before moving to the United States in 1999, living in Arizona before settling in Minnesota. Vanessa has 4 children and 2 dogs. She loves being with her family and karaoke nights with friends. 

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie
Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie Campus
13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Distribution: 1st Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cara Garret

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Maplewood Middle School

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Maplewood Middle School
Maplewood Middle School
2410 Holloway Ave E.
Maplewood, MN 55109
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jenna Kizlik

Jenna Kizlik is in her first year as the school social worker at Maplewood Middle School. She is passionate about working with students and their families to provide support and resources as needed. Jenna is excited to work with Good in the ‘Hood through the Food Shelf-In-A-Box program at Maplewood Middle School as it is an easily accessible and valuable resource that can be used by families who need extra support during uncertain times. Jenna lives in Hudson, Wisconsin with her fiancée and their cat, Elsie. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, learning new skills, and traveling.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Cowern

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Cowern
Cowern Elementary
2131 Margaret St
North Saint Paul, MN 55109
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kyliah Thompson

Kyliah Thompson is the school social worker for Cowern Elementary. Originally, from the Chicago area, she spent her undergraduate years in Duluth and attended graduate school in St. Louis, Missouri. She is committed to closing gaps and minimizing disparities for students and families. Her interests include performing in theatre productions, as well as educating and leading around racial equity and anti-racist trainings and education. She also loves watching Netflix, going to the movies (when they are open), cooking, and playing with her new puppy.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Tommie Shelf Minneapolis

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Tommie Shelf Minneapolis
University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis Campus
1000 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Angela Mendez

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Angela Mendez serves as the Life Skills Coach/Counselor at the University of St. Thomas with the Dougherty Family College. Angela is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 12 years of experience providing mental health services in the Twin Cities area. Angela’s experience includes working with adults experiencing homelessness and food scarcity within Hennepin County. In her current role, Angela provides both therapeutic and resource support to students at Dougherty Family College. Angela lives in Columbia Heights and loves to spend time with her two dogs, Pico and Obie, during her down time.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ University of Northwestern (UNW)

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ University of Northwestern (UNW)
University of Northwestern (UNW) – St. Paul
Billy Graham Community Life Commons- Room G222
3003 Snelling Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113
Pantry open on M-F of each month from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Kayla S. Hoye

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Kayla Hoye serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Engagement Programs at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. She has spent the last decade working with college students all over the Midwest. In her current role she oversees a student group dedicated to helping students become aware about local and global issues, including hunger, homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, voter suppression, and racial injustice. Kayla lives in Coon Rapids with her husband, young daughter, dog, and cat. 

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Madison

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Madison
Warehouse #2
7135 Madison Ave West
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Distribution: Mobile. No scheduled on site distributions.

Rev. Shawn Morrison

See our staff page for bio.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ North High School

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ North HS
North High School
2416 11th Ave E
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Distribution: 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kylie Davis

Kylie Davis is an LICSW and has worked for ISD 622 for the past 10 years. In her current role in the school district, she works at North St. Paul High School and dedicates her time to helping students and families. She knows the partnership with Good in the ‘Hood provides much-needed, well-rounded food options for the ISD-622 families and is grateful for the community support.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Castle Elementary

Food Shelf In-A-Box @ Castle Elementary
Castle Elementary
6675 50th St. N
Oakdale, MN 55128

Distribution: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Andrea Nickelson

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box at Antioch Church

Antioch Community Church
1121 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis MN 55413
Distribution: 4th Tuesday of month from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Darrius Hubbard

No bio available.

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Food Shelf In-A-Box at Love Power

Love Power Church
2054 James Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Distribution: 4th Wednesday of month from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pastor Janet Gullickson

No bio available.


Contact Information

To register or learn more about our Food Shelf-In-A-Box, please contact us at: info@goodinthehood.org or 612-217-4003.


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