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.
Last year, Lenmark and the lower level hallway were used for food distribution. The parking lot is 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 are selected by Plymouth
Direct donations from Community Fund and many Plymouth members.
Groveland provides groceries to the 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.