Groveland Food Shelf

Groveland Foodshelf ‘s mission is to provide food at no cost to the hungry and hunger insecure residents of the Stevens Square, Whittier, and near-downtown neighborhoods. We have satellite locations at MCTC campus, and support the program at Liberty Church in north Minneapolis.

As a Volunteer

The primary need for volunteers is to help break down the food distribution area between noon and 1 p.m. during the week. This requires evaluation of remaining grocery items to be determined if they can be offered again the next day (e.g. potatoes or apples) or should be composted. Then composting the appropriate items, separating them from packaging and trash.

History

Groveland’s primary food shelf is physically located within Plymouth.
Sheila R of Plymouth schedules some food recovery
Some volunteers from Plymouth (although most from the neighborhood)
In last year, Lenmark and lower level hallway used for food distribution
The parking lot used by guests
Security overlap between Plymouth and Groveland
Sunday school, Peace Camp, and 100 Hands projects in support of Groveland
Plymouth’s March Food Share drive benefits Groveland (and Simpson)
2 Board members selected by Plymouth
Director donations from Community Fund and many Plymouth member
Groveland provides groceries to Sunday meal program each week to distribute to their guests
Dessert, snacks, and drinks were provided to the drop-in center
Plymouth conducted a COVID vaccine program for many Groveland volunteers and guests
Some Lydia residents volunteer (and use) Groveland Foodshelf”