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 food and other household supplies, simply place items in the food shelf bin which is located in the Atrium (near the nursery) any time the Incarnation building is open. To donate financially, write a check to Incarnation with “Ralph Reeder” in the memo or donate online.

2019 Tons of Love Results

Since 2013, Incarnation has engaged in an important summer ingathering for the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf called Tons of Love. This year Incarnation gathered 9582 lbs of food and supplies as well as financial donations of over $11,000 during the 2019 Tons of Love campaign!

The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf provides food and supplies for clients all year long, many of whom are families with school-aged children; summer is a particularly challenging time when kids are not in school and the need is high. Thanks to the Incarnation community and other supportive communities who generously participate in Tons of Love year after year, this campaign is one Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is grateful to count on each summer!

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).

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 651-621-7447.

  • 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 can 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 a greeter welcoming visitors, providing direction and information, and helping with 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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