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 the 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

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

Leona Martin photo
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 and serves as a member of the Good in the ‘Hood board of directors. Leona strives to serve the community of Minneapolis and to be part of the solution for our community.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Antioch Community Church
Antioch Community Church
1121 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

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

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Bethany
Bethany Church
6900 Auto Club Rd
Bloomington, MN 55438

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

Steve Eliason photo
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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Briar Hills YMCA
Briar Hills Apartments
7025 Woodland Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

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

Kudu Jaafaru photo
Kudu Jaafaru
Senior Program Coordinator for Neighborhood Centers at the YMCA. My responsibilities includes Maple Pond Homes where I coordinate the Good in the ‘Hood Food Shelf In-A-Box at Maple Pond Homes pop-up grocery program. I have a passion for helping others to help themselves. I’ve worked in schools for 6 years and I recently began my new role with the YMCA and I have enjoyed this very much.

 

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

2nd Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Cowern Elementary
Cowern Elementary
2131 Margaret St
North Saint Paul, MN 55109

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

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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Creekside Gables
Creekside Gables
7601 Zane Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

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

LuAnn Plohocky
(763) 503-0104

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Emma B Howe YMCA
Emma B Howe YMCA
2304 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

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

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Folwell School
Folwell Community School
3611 20th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55407

3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Harmony Learning Center
Harmony Learning Center
1961 County Road C East
Maplewood, MN 55019

NOTE: Harmony FSIAB site is closed for the summer and will resume in fall 2023.

Heather Jacobson photo
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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

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

1st Tuesday of the month from 2:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Hmong Int’l Academy
Hmong International Academy
1501 30th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

3rd Thursday of the month from 4:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Hope Builders
Hope Builders
7597 Hwy 65 NE
Fridley, MN 55432

3rd Friday of every other month from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Justice Alan Page Elementary
Justice Alan Page Elementary School
2410 Holloway Ave E
Maplewood, MN 55109

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

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Love Power Church
Love Power Church
2054 James Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

4th Wednesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Macedonia
Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 1st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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

Annie Wade photo
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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Madison
Warehouse #2
7135 Madison Ave West
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Mobile. No scheduled onsite distributions.

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Reverend Jamie Morrison
Rev. Jamie Morrison has served as a minister and as a nonprofit leader for more than 20 years, including in her current role as the Director of Operations/Human Resources for Good in the ‘Hood. Jamie has a background in telecommunications and publishing. She has served on several boards and committees as an advisor, member, or as an officer. Jamie is married to Shawn and together they have five children and a growing family of grandchildren.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Maple Pond Homes YMCA
Maple Pond Homes
1854 be Rd
Maplewood, MN 55109

1st Monday of the month at 1816 Bebe Road from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ; 1st Wednesday of month at 1854 Bebe Road from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Kudu Jaafaru photo
Kudu Jaafaru
Senior Program Coordinator for Neighborhood Centers at the YMCA. My responsibilities includes Maple Pond Homes where I coordinate the Good in the ‘Hood Food Shelf In-A-Box at Maple Pond Homes pop-up grocery program. I have a passion for helping others to help themselves. I’ve worked in schools for 6 years and I recently began my new role with the YMCA and I have enjoyed this very much.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Minnetonka Heights Apt YMCA
Minnetonka Heights Apartments
5809 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345

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

Lashauna Franklin
W: 920-530-3323, C: 612-330-3088

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at MNIC Unity
MN Internship Center (MNIC)
2201 Girard Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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

Vanessa Robles-Varela photo
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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Montreal Courts YMCA
Montreal Courts
396 Labore Rd
Little Canada, MN 55117

3rd Monday of the month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Raquel  Gillen-Vaughn photo
Raquel Gillen-Vaughn
(651) 301-9225
I have spent the last 3 ½ years serving the community as a caregiver for a disability service. I have always been passionate about helping and understanding people. While working as a caregiver I was able to connect with families and support them in so many ways, it gave me motivation to be more active in the community and build connections. Working with the Montreal Courts neighborhood center and Good in the Hood has been a great way for me to work directly with my community. Being able to provide resources and build relationships with so many different families, even outside of our neighborhood, is very rewarding. When I am not working; I enjoy doing arts and crafts, cooking for friends and family and rainy Sundays.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Nokomis East
Crosstown Covenant Church
5540 30th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417

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

John Jacobi
(612) 723-5419

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Sonder Point
Sonder Point
5803 N Xerxes Ave
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

2nd Tuesday of the month from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at The Gathering
The Gathering
3620 43rd Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

4th Thursday of the month from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Pastor Skylar Miller photo
Pastor Skylar Miller
Skylar serves as the Associate Pastor at the Gathering Community Church. She just married Eli, her husband, this last October. Skylar will be graduating North Central University this May with a Bachelor’s in Church Leadership. Her hobbies include trying new coffee shops around the cities, reading and cooking!

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at The Hillock
The Hillock
4440 Snelling Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Tommie Shelf Minneapolis
University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis Campus.
1000 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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

Angela Mendez photo
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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at True Vine New Bethel
True Vine New Bethel Missionary Church
2639 Thomas Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Victoria Dooley photo
Victoria Dooley
Victoria is a mother of 3 children and a generous caregiver for 16 boys and girls that she has helped to raise. She has a wide array of experiences including the time she has served, as a teacher’s aide, a nursing home aide, a postal clerk for the homebound, and as an active member of her church community. Victoria stays involved and very active both in her community and in her church. She is pleased to be able to partner with Good in the ‘Hood to bring food and practical resources to her neighbors in need.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Universal Christian Ministries
Universal Christian Ministries
997 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55114

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

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at UNW
University of Northwestern (Billy Graham Community Life Commons – Room G222)
3003 Snelling Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

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

Kayla S. Hoye photo
Kayla S. 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.

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Weaver Elementary
Weaver Elementary School
2135 Birmingham Street
Maplewood, MN 55019

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

 

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Zanewood
Zanewood Recreation Center
7100 Zane Ave N
Brooklyn Park,, MN 55429

2nd Tuesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 


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