Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

Incarnation partners with the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, a program of the Mounds View School District located in the Silver View Plaza Mall at 2544 Mounds View Blvd. (formerly County Highway 10) in Mounds View, MN 55112 (651-621-6280). Volunteers sort food, stock shelves, pick up rescue food at grocery stores, and greet/work with clients. People may donate money or food for the food shelf at any time. To donate financially, write a check to Incarnation with “Ralph Reeder” in the memo or donate online.

UPDATE: Minnesota FoodShare Extended to April 30 Due to COVID-19

The Minnesota Foodshare Campaign has been extended to April 30 where financial donations to Ralph Reeder will be matched by Minnesota Foodshare. Especially as COVID-19 has closed schools and impacted vulnerable families, now is a critical time to donate financially. Make a financial donation by writing a check to Incarnation with “Ralph Reeder Food Shelf” in the memo and sending it to 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55126 or through Incarnation’s secured siteYou may also donate to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf directly.

The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf provides food and supplies for clients all year long, many of whom are families with school-aged children. During this time when COVID-19 is a concern, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf asks that you not donate physical food and household items. Financial donations are needed and allow for products to be purchased and distributed by Ralph Reeder Food Shelf staff since volunteers CAN NOT be used at this time. Thanks for your understanding and generosity.

Other Special Donation Opportunities for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

Throughout the year, there are a variety of special drives and giving opportunities in support of the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf including:

  • Holiday Food collections for Thanksgiving and Christmas in November and December.
  • Operation Christmas Joy collecting and distributing toys in December.
  • Statewide Minnesota FoodShare Month in March, which includes matching dollars.
  • Birthday Bags: cake mix, frosting, candles, paper plates/napkins/cups, decorations and a small toy or treat, all placed within a small gift bag (all year round).

And, if you’re a Thrivent member, apply for a Thrivent Action Team grant of $250, gather some friends or family members together, and use your Action Team money to purchase the above items as a part of a team service project effort!

Other Ways to Support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf

You can support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in a variety of ways throughout the year, including the ways listed below. If interested in volunteering, complete an online interest form or email Sue Peake or call at 651-621-6281.

  • Volunteer to be a food rescue driver to pick up donations from a partner grocery store between 9:00 – 10:00 am. You must have a large vehicle and able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Volunteer to be an assistant shopper to guide clients through the food shelf as they select groceries for their families.
  • Volunteer to sort and place donations on the shelves.
  • Volunteer to be assist with computer work including scheduling client appointments, and weighing and recording donations.
  • Make a monetary donation to Ralph Reeder through Incarnation’s secured site.

Questions about Incarnation’s partnership with the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf? Contact Becky Benson.

 

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