Free Summer Produce Distributions

Little Kitchen Food Shelf is hosting a free summer produce distribution this Saturday!! Please join us, all are welcome!! Rain or shine!!

When: This Saturday, June 20, 12-2pm

Free and open to the community, no pre-registration or ID/proofs needed! Masks required; social distancing enforced. For more information, please call 612-788-2444.

This event is the first in a series of free summer produce distributions taking place on the third Saturdays of June through September (July 18, August 15, and September 19).

LKFS Coronavirus Plan of Operation

In an effort to continue serving our clients but also align with current state and federal guidelines concerning the Coronavirus pandemic, Little Kitchen Food Shelf will temporarily switch to a pickup-only system of distribution, consisting of pre-packed bags of essential food staples, personal items, and fresh produce.
Monday and Tuesday, 3/16 and 3/17
The food shelf will be closed.
Wednesday, 3/18
The food shelf will be closed, but volunteers will be needed to help pack bags between 9am-2pm.
Thursday and Friday, 3/19 and 3/20
Food shelf will be open regular hours these two days, however clients will NOT be allowed inside the building. All pre-registered households will receive pre-packed bags of groceries, and we will follow the normal once-every-four-weeks rule. However, we will only allow pre-registration via the phone—no in-person pre-registration will be allowed during this time.
Week of March 23
Food shelf will be open for all normally scheduled hours, but we will continue following the pickup-only system for the entire week. At the end of the week we will determine our plan for the following week of March 30.
We are requesting a few volunteers on the following days/times to help pack bags, and we are also hoping all previously-scheduled volunteers will be willing/able to come in for their shift. But of course, we do not want anyone to come in if they are feeling sick or if they are uncomfortable helping out in the food shelf during this time. 
 
Volunteers are needed to help pack bags on these days/times:
Wednesday, March 18, 9am-2pm
Tuesday, March 24, 9am-2pm
Thursday, March 26, 9am-2pm

FREE Fresh Produce Distribution!

Tuesday evenings this summer and fall
5 – 6:30pm

July 25 – August 8 – August 22
September 12 – September 26 – October 10

Outdoor produce giveaway through Little Kitchen Foodshelf and Second Harvest Heartland. Location is at Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 NE 6th St. In the SE Corner of the parking lot.

* Distribution is open to anyone, not just preregistered food shelf customers. We would prefer to offer this service to our neighbors in greatest need. If you are a Little Kitchen Foodshelf client this event does NOT count as a monthly visit to the foodshelf, it is in addition to your monthly visit.

* The main food pantry will be closed on produce distribution nights.

* This is an outdoor event. Event may be cancelled due to bad weather.

* No pre-registration is necessary; service will be determined by lottery. Each household at the check in point will be given a lottery number at 4:45 pm, and households will be admitted in the order of numbers drawn at random.

* Those attending the event should NOT line up early; being first in line does not mean you will be first to receive produce. We cannot allow people to line up before 4:30.

* There is a short check in required for each household being served, but you do not need to bring any documentation.

* Please bring your own shopping bags if you can.

* If you drive to the event, please park on the street on 15th. Grace Center houses schools and we need to keep 6th St clear for school buses.

Questions? Call Little Kitchen Foodshelf at 612-788-2444.

Little Kitchen FoodShelf Garage Sale

Yard Sale for Little Kitchen

Friday, June 23:   8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, June 24 :   8 am to 4 pm

Sale held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot on the corner of 27th and Johnson St NE.

Gustavus Adolphus Church Parking Lot 27th and Johnson St. NE

This is a Name Your Price Sale. Gather your treasures, then name your price!

All proceeds benefit the Little Kitchen Food Shelf,
a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church

Your donations needed.  Please bring your gently used items to the sale on Friday 6/23 between 8 am and 12 pm. The more we have to sell, the more money we can make for the food shelf! No large furniture please.

If you would like to volunteer or need to drop off donations early, please contact Beth.

March FoodShare 2016

MNFoodShareLogo400pxOur participation in the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign has begun! This statewide campaign helps us raise funds for our Little Kitchen FoodShelf by offering a percentage-match based on the pounds of food and monetary donations we collect during the month. This campaign is an important part of the food shelf’s annual operating budget and we depended on YOU to make it a success!

Here are ways YOU can support this campaign:

Shop at the Eastside Food Co-op: Shop at our local Co-op (on 25th and Central Ave. NE) during the month of March, and round up at the register! Every year the Co-op collects up to $5,000 in round-up funds that it gives to Little Kitchen. That buys us five weeks worth of food-bank supplies!

Make a Donation: We always need food (click here for a list) and hygiene donations. Call the church office to arrange for the best time to drop off items. Or, make a cash donation. For every $1 you donate, we can buy up to $10 worth of food from our food banks! You can make an online contribution on the church website by clicking here or send in a check. Mail your check to Little Kitchen, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, or drop off your check (write LKF in the memo line) in the offering plate at the Sunday Morning Worship service.