Basic Needs: Food
Neighborhood House operates two food shelves - one in the
Wellstone Center on Saint Paul’s West Side, and the second in Sibley Manor in
Highland Park. Both locations provide food to those seeking assistance, and
connect participants to critical community resources that help them move “from
survive to thrive."
Individuals and families who visit either food shelf can
be connected with a case worker, who helps them access Neighborhood House’s comprehensive
network of resources.
Neighborhood House serves primarily immigrant, refugee
and low-income individuals, and the food shelves are stocked with healthy and culturally
- The Wellstone Center Food Shelf distributes over
2,500 pounds of food daily to over 10,000 households annually.
- Francis Basket Food Shelf is the only food shelf
in Highland Park, and it addresses a critical need in the community. 1,500 individuals use Francis Basket each year.
- The need for emergency resources is on the rise,
and our food shelves saw demand increase nearly 25% between 2011-2012.
- 50% of those served by both food shelves are
- Together, the Neighborhood House food shelves distributed
652,663 pounds of food in 2012.
Stories: How the Food Shelf Makes a Difference
|Food Support gives refugee family stability|
ravages of war tore apart her home country, Almaz and her two children
fled to the United States. Stretching her minimum-wage salary is a
constant struggle, so she visits the food shelf in Highland once a
month. READ MORE >
|A Breath of Fresh Air|
Joe's is a generous supporter of our food shelves, making weekly
donations of groceries and fresh flowers. The flowers transform the
environment and lift everyone's spirits. READ MORE >
|Neighborhood House helped families like ours|
When David's family immigrated to the United States from Laos in the early 1990s, his parents struggled to provide for their basic needs. Support from Neighborhood House helped them thrive. READ MORE >
|House of Hope Grows Fresh Produce for Families in Need|
The community garden at House of Hope
Presbyterian Church donates its harvest to Neighborhood House, giving families
in need access to fresh, local produce. In its first year, the garden
produced almost 1,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables! READ MORE >
Neighborhood House's food shelves serve participants on a first come, first served walk-in basis.
The Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
OPEN LATE on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, until 7:30pm
1293 Maynard Drive #410
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Tuesday & Friday 9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm