What Services Does NEAR Provide?
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.Referral
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.
- Thanksgiving and Christmas food: Holiday food items will be available in
addition to our regular bi-monthly food shelf appointments.
- Holiday Toy Distribution: For children aged newborn through Grade 12
of current clients who live in Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale.
Preregistration is required. Next event will be held in December 2023.
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