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     How Is NEAR Funded?

NEAR receives money and food donations from our church partners as well as local businesses, civic organizations and individuals. We need non-perishable food items and monetary donations. All donations are tax deductible. 
Our administrative costs are approximately 8% of our the value of the food and products that we distribute to our clients. This is less than the target of 10% for charitable organizations.


Checks – Please make checks out to NEAR and mail or deliver to:

NEAR Food Shelf
5209 West Broadway Ave.
Crystal, MN 55429

- Monetary donations can also be made securely on the NEAR Food Shelf homepage, click on the Give to the Max icon.

- Non-perishable food and non-food items can be delivered to the NEAR Food Shelf receiving door in the rear of the building, Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 10:30am and in the afternoons before 3pm.
Please check in with the front desk volunteer at the side entrance door when you arrive for further instructions.

Any questions, please call (763) 533-2836.

Thank you for your generous support of the NEAR Food Shelf!!

     Does NEAR Need your Help?
YES! To volunteer call (763) 533-2836 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and ask to speak to the Food Shelf Manager.

Volunteers are needed in the morning and afternoon in various areas at the food shelf and at special events.

Become a NEAR volunteer!
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