Incarnation partners with the Ralph Reeder Foodshelf, which serves residents in the Mounds View School District. Volunteers sort food and stock shelves at the New Brighton facility. People can donate money or food for the foodshelf at any time. To donate food and other household supplies, simply place them in the foodshelf bin which is located in the Atrium (near the nursery). Throughout the year, Incarnation has various special drives for the foodshelf:
- Operation Christmas Joy collects and distributes toys and food in December.
- During March, Incarnation participates in the statewide Minnesota Foodshare Month.
- During July, Incarnation holds the Ton of Love Summer Food Drive. The goal is to gather 2,000 pounds of food and household goods to restock food shelf supplies during a time when stock is dwindling and demand is high.
Tons of Love!
Ton of Love has been upgraded to Tons of Love for this July. Incarnation’s goal is to collect two tons of food for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelves between July 6 and August 3 when we will be collecting backpacks and school supplies. The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf feeds families with kids all summer so breakfast and lunch items are truly needed. Click here for a link of suggested food items for each week and drop them in the Ralph Reeder box.
Sunday, July 27 Incarnation will be filling a trailer at the Shoreview Cub on Lexington with groceries that people from Incarnation and others from our community purchase on that day. There will also be pre-filled bags of groceries for purchase. The trailer will be in the Cub parking lot until 1:30 p.m. when we will transfer the food to the Ralph Reeder. Hot dogs and pop will be available for a $1.00 donation, which will go to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.
There is a need for volunteers to receive and load the donated groceries in the trailer, to hand out flyers inside Cub, and to encourage others to join in donating food. Stop by the Incarnation office to register for a shift.
Sunday, August 3, Incarnation supports the Ralph Reeder Good Neighbor Back to School Project by donating new school supplies, including backpacks, notebooks, markers, pens, and pencils. Click here for a more complete list.
Many of our neighbors are hungry and that’s not OK with us. Let’s overwhelm them with Tons of Love this July!
Questions about Ralph Reeder Foodshelf? Contact Pastor Lynda Thompson.