BELLE PLAINE AREA FOOD SHELF
HOURS OF OPERATION
WEDNESDAYS 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
***SATURDAYS 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.***
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With recent statistics showing a decrease in Covid 19 cases and an increase in people who are getting fully vaccinated, we have started to ease up on some of the precautions we’ve been practicing at the food shelf this past year:
Thank you for your adherence to these practices. Along with keeping you well fed, our goal continues to be keeping all of us healthy and safe.
The Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf is again providing Thanksgiving food boxes for families of three or more people. You will receive a turkey and all the fixings you need for a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving dinner. If you would like a box, you need to sign up at the Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf during our regular hours on Wednesdays between 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. or Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Boxes will be available for pick up on Monday November 22nd at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. or 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf is now officially a SuperShelf! A SuperShelf offers a wide variety of foods, increasing the quantity and accessibility of better foods for healthier living - less processed foods, more fresh fruits and veggies, healthy recipes and samples.
We try to make it as easy as possible for those in need to access food. No photo identification or legal documentation is required to access food, but we may request documents to verify your address. The Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf also serves participants from outside of our self-identified service area. Households with income below 200% of the poverty level or who receive assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, free and reduced school lunches, energy assistance or public housing, are eligible to shop at the food shelf monthly.
Fresh or frozen meat
Milk (unflavored nonfat, skim, and low-fat)
Shelf stable milk or non-dairy alternatives
Boxed Jello and pudding mixes
Boxed whole-grain cereal, unsweetened
100% fruit roll-ups
Pretzels 100% fruit juice boxes
Whole grain crackers
Why should you volunteer - Do you have a passion for serving and specifically in areas where the basic need for food is met? Would you like an opportunity to give back to your community and make a difference to the people that suffer from hunger? Please consider volunteering at the Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf. Your commitment would be minimal working only one time a month. We need volunteers Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. If you are interested in volunteering, text Betsy at 952-649-2499
Other ways to contribute: