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.

Program Locations

Please see site details from site list below for specific site contact information.

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!

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at 800 West Broadway

CareerForce Center
800 West Broadway Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Distribution:

4th Thursday of month from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • Leona Martin
    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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Antioch

Antioch Community Church
1121 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Distribution:

4th Tuesday of month from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/25/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Bethany

Bethany Church
6900 Auto Club Rd
Bloomington, MN 55438

Distribution:

1st and 3rd Tuesday of month from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • 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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Castle Elementary

Castle Elementary
6675 50th St. N
Oakdale, MN 55128

Distribution:

3rd Wednesday of month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/25/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Cowern Elementary

Cowern Elementary
2131 Margaret St
North Saint Paul, MN 55109

Distribution:

3rd Wednesday of month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • 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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Creekside Gables

Creekside Gables
7601 Zane Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Distribution:

4th Thursday of month from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/15/2022

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

Emma B Howe YMCA
2304 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Distribution:

4th Tuesday of month from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 6/17/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Folwell School

Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet
3611 20th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Distribution:

3rd Tuesday of month from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at FreedomWorks

FreedomWorks
2912 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Distribution:

Every Wednesday of month from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Harmony Learning Center

Harmony Learning Center
1961 County Road C East
Maplewood, MN 55019

Distribution:

3rd Tuesday of month from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. HOME Deliveries only during COVID

Contact:

  • Heather Jacobson
    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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Hennepin Technical College

Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Distribution:

2nd Thursday of month from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • Cara Garrett
    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.
  • Quinn Schollett

Last updated: 3/15/2022

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

Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie Campus
13100 College View Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Distribution:

1st Tuesday of month from 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • Cara Garrett
    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.
  • Quinn Schollett

Last updated: 3/29/2022

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

Hmong International Academy
1501 30th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Distribution:

3rd Wednesday of month from 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Hope Builders

Hope Builders
7597 Hwy 65 NE
Fridley, MN 55432

Distribution:

Every other month on the 3rd Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 4/22/2022

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 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Macedonia

Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 1st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Distribution:

4th Wednesday of month from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Contact:

  • Annie Wade
    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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Madison

Warehouse #2
7135 Madison Ave West
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Distribution:

Mobile. No scheduled onsite distributions.

Contact:

  • Jamie Morrison
    Rev. Jamie Morrison has served as a minister and organizational leader for more than 25 years, including in her current role as Director of Operations/HR with Good in the ‘Hood and as the owner/Executive Publisher of Books By The Bundle. In addition, she served as the Associate Pastor of Cedarcrest Free Methodist Church in Bloomington, MN from 2006-2019. Jamie acts as the chairperson for the Nominating Committee Board for the North Central Conference of the Free Methodist Church of America. From 1999-2005, Jamie served in various capacities for Bethany Global University, formerly Bethany College of Missions, including as a member of the Student Life team, as an Adjunct Faculty member, Mentoring Department Advisor and Director of Practicum. From 2008-2010, Jamie worked in Business Services for Comcast leading three B2B sales teams.

Last updated: 3/29/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Maple Pond Homes

Maple Pond Homes
1854 be Rd
Maplewood, MN 55109

Distribution:

1st Monday of month from 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 4/22/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at MNIC Unity

MN Internship Center (MNIC)
2201 Girard Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Distribution:

3rd Wednesday of month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • Vanessa Robles-Varela
    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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Montreal Courts

Montreal Courts
401 Labore Rd
Little Canada, MN 55117

Distribution:

3rd Monday of month from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 4/22/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Nokomis East

Crosstown Covenant Church
5540 30th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Distribution:

2nd and 4th Wednesday of month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Tommie Shelf Minneapolis

University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis Campus.
1000 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Distribution:

3rd Wednesday of month from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • Angela Mendez
    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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at UCM

Universal Christian Ministries
997 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Distribution:

2nd Wednesday of month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 3/18/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at UNW

University of Northwestern (Billy Graham Community Life Commons - Room G222)
3003 Snelling Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

Distribution:

Pantry open on M-F from 8:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • Kayla Hoye
    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.

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Weaver Elementary

Weaver Elementary School
2135 Birmingham Street
Maplewood, MN 55019

Distribution:

2nd Wednesday of month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:

  • 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.

Last updated: 4/22/2022

Food Shelf-In-A-Box at Justice Alan Page Elementary

Justice Alan Page Elementary School
2410 Holloway Ave E
Maplewood, MN 55109

Distribution:

3rd Thursday of month from 3:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Contact:

Last updated: 5/9/2022


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