Staffed by community volunteers, the food shelf distributes more than 770,000 pounds of food each year in response to more than 14,000 requests. The food shelf is available to people living in our service area. IOCP provides reasonable accommodations in order to make the food shelf accessible.
Food donations are accepted Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Please call (763) 489-7506 to schedule large donations.
Food shelf hours: Monday, 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-7:30 p.m., Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.
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Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign
The annual Minnesota FoodShare Campaign, the largest food and fund drive in the state, is the only time of the year contributions to food shelves leverage additional dollars.
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IOCP leverages donations to its food shelf through the Feinstein Foundation Challenge. To qualify, cash donations must be received between March 1 and April 30 (indicate “Food Shelf” in memo line).
The Feinstein Foundation is dedicated to ending hunger in America by supporting local agencies such as IOCP. The foundation divides $1 million proportionately among participating agencies.
IOCP partners with Hennepin County, whose representatives for the Minnesota Food Support Program (SNAP) are on site during IOCP Food Shelf hours.
IOCP has joined a coalition of partners in this first-ever statewide campaign to close Minnesota’s gap of 100 million missing meals by 2014. The campaign hopes to increase food supply and distribution, increase awareness of the Minnesota Food Support program, and maximize nutrition programs for children.
IOCP is already taking strides toward this ambitious goal. The expanded IOCP food shelf has created the opportunity to increase our food supply with substantial pallet and storage space. IOCP’s deepened partnership with Hennepin County provides new opportunities for community members to learn about the Minnesota Food Support program and apply on site.