Help Your Fellow Minnesotans!

1 in 10 Minnesotans experience food

insecurity on a regular basis

Serving Anoka County For 45 Years

Volunteers have been providing emergency food and clothing to area residents of Anoka County for over 45 years. The food shelf is a local nonprofit; non-government agency. While volunteers will serve anyone in need of food throughout Anoka County one time, our services are targeted to residents of Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Nowthen, Ramsey, and part of Champlin.

How It Works

Once every 30 days, clients can choose a free 3-day supply of food based on the size of their family.

Where It’s From

Food comes through a variety of sources including retail rescue from area stores, food drives, church collections, and individual donations.  Some food is purchased through food banks to fill in the shelves.

What We Offer

ACBC provides a variety of food including fresh produce, meat, dairy, eggs, bread, and canned items.  We also provide basic personal items such as toilet paper and dish soap.  The food choices and personal care items can’t be guaranteed due to occasional supply limits.

What You Need

To request food, you must have a photo ID and a current piece of mail for each adult living in the home.
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Upcoming Events

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Summer is usually a care-free time for most of us, but for low-income families, summer is extra stressful on grocery budgets. Children who usually are able to depend on free and reduced lunches provided at school are home instead. Each year, the number of families we serve spike over these months. ACBC provides “Summer Food Bags” to families with children to provide some extra, kid-friendly foods. How can you help?

We are always looking for child-friendly food donations:

Fruit Cups
Granola bars
Juice boxes
Peanut butter
Graham crackers
Kid-friendly snacks, fruit snacks, etc.
Financial donations are also wonderful – we can purchase a lot of this food cheaply through the food banks!

We are also always looking for groups of 6-20 volunteers to come and help us pack these bags between May and August! If you are interested, call 763-422-0046.

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Tiny, satisfied customers! Of the over 31,000 individuals we served last year, 37% were under age 18. ...

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What a beautiful day for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! Postal workers collected 12,451 pounds! Thanks to the dozens of volunteers who helped us lift, sort and stack the donations. Thanks also Chipotle Riverdale and Papa John's North Blaine & Riverdale for donating delicious food for the volunteers! ...

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