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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If you'd like to make a monetary donation to ACBC Foodshelf, click here!
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Upcoming Events

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Current News

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A HUGE thanks to Ryan and Anna Dostal for your donation of 204 pounds of food to the ACBC Food Shelf!
Ryan and Anna hosted a party and requested that their friends bring items for their local food shelf to be added into a drawing for prizes.
Thank you Dostal's for being inventive and for helping our community!

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I feel like the bearer of bad news, but school season is creeping up. Starting in August, ACBC provides backpacks filled with school supplies. While we have a lot of the supplies, we don't have a lot of the backpacks. If any individuals, organization or business would like to do a drive for us - contact us at or call 763-422-0046. Or feel free to drop off a few bags to donate if you can! Thank you! Now, please resume your regularly scheduled summer fun! ...

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We are looking for some fantastic volunteers for the Anoka Food Truck Festival this Saturday! We are looking for people to staff two hour shifts between 12-10pm to "sell" donations to festival attendees! Contact us as or call 763-422-0046 if you can help out! There will be great food and live music! ...

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