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Welcome to the NEAR Food Shelf
NEAR will be closed on Wednesday, May 15th
and Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day

To schedule a same day food pick up appointment:

- Call our main number at 763-533-2836
between the hours of 9AM - 12PM (Noon) and select line 1.

 - Food pickup appointments are scheduled between

1:00PM to 4:20PM Monday - Friday. 

 - Clients may visit NEAR twice a month.


The 2024 MN FoodShare March Campaign - It is a great opportunity to donate food and funds to support the NEAR Food Shelf.

Saturday, April 6th is the last day of the March Campaign! Please drop off food and funds raised between 2/26 - 4/6 to NEAR by Wednesday, April10th.

How can you support this initiative?
 - Donate Food -  
  Collect shelf stable food and non-food donations now through
, April 6th
  - Drop off food donations to the NEAR Food Shelf, Monday
    through Friday, by A
pril 10th
 - Donate Funds - Mail a check directly to Near Food Shelf at
    5209 West Broadway Ave., Crystal, MN 55429. Note that date
    on the check must be Saturday, April 6th or earlier.

  - Donate through the NEAR website
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    - Drop off funds when delivering food drive items at NEAR
If you have any questions on how you or your business or organization can participate, please contact our NEAR Program Coordinator via email at near@nearfoodshelf.org or by phone; NEAR's main number 763-533-2836 (line 2).

Thank you for your contributions and support of the NEAR Food Shelf!

    What is NEAR?


    A non-profit volunteer organization, NEAR provides food relief to
    residents in our community. We are supported through a
    cooperative effort of area churches, businesses and civic

    Who Is Eligible?
Anyone from our community with a need for food is eligible.

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NEAR partners with Second Harvest Heartland,
The Food Group and Hunger Solutions

NEAR Food Shelf is an equal opportunity provider.

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