What Services Does NEAR Provide?
Individual or families in need may call (763) 533-2836 between 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F for an appointment. Food pickups are scheduled between
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MTWF) and 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m on Thursdays.
An additional 2 to 3 day supply of food will be given once every 30 days, if necessary.
For problems beyond the ability of NEAR volunteers to handle, referrals are made to the appropriate agency.
Holiday Baskets & School Supplies
Thanksgiving and Christmas boxes of food are given. Toys, caps and mittens are also given out on the second Saturday in December at a separate location. NEAR also provides school supplies for students as a part of a Back-To-School Program. School Out Lunch boxes are given from June through August for families with School Children.
Area Served by NEAR
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