(763) 533-2836






What Services Does NEAR Provide?

    Food Pickups
    Individuals or families in our service area may call (763) 533-2836 between         9:00am. to 3:00pm. weekdays to schedule a same day appointment. Food         pickup appointments are scheduled between 1:00pm to 4:20pm Monday-            Friday. Clients are allowed to visit NEAR twice a month. 

    For situations beyond the scope that NEAR can assist with, referrals will be         made to the appropriate agency.

    School Supplies and Holiday Programs
    -  School Out Lunch boxes of food are given from June through August for             families with school age children. Distributed with each food pickup                     appointment.
    - NEAR provides school supplies for students as a part of a Back-To-       
         School Program. Preregistration required.
    - Holiday Toy Distribution: For children aged newborn through Grade 12 of
        current clients who live in Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale.      
        Preregistration is required. Please call our main number, 763-533-2836,             Monday through Friday, during the hours of 9am - 3pm, from November             28th through December 16th. The event will be held on Saturday,
        December 17th from 9am-2pm at the Crystal Community Center.

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