Mobile Food Pantry Program
Having access to nutritional food in rural and even urban communities can be difficult for many of our neighbors throughout the Northland. Not every community has ample access to a retail grocery store or charitable organizations who can help.
Our Mobile Food Pantry Program provides a solution to hunger for families, children and seniors in need. Operating like a “food shelf on wheels,” we load up our trucks with fresh produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, and shelf-stable items and transport them to Northland communities where need is high, but food resources are limited.
Once on site, pallets of nutritious food are unloaded and set up in a farmer’s market style. Individuals and families arrive, they’re registered by volunteers, and food is placed into their vehicles. Our truck returns to our distribution center with little to no food leftover having filled an important community need.
“My husband has stage four cancer, and we have a lot of bills. We live on a fixed income and if it weren’t for these popups, I don’t think we’d be able to make it. It’s either pay the light bill and the phone bill or buy groceries. I am very thankful for what you do for us.” Sue, Mora, MN.
Each year thanks to people like you, an important meal gap is filled for thousands of neighbors in need throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin as part of our Mobile Food Pantry Program.