Food Shelf


 Donation Drop-Off Sites

  •  Festival Foods on County Rd E
  •  Cub Foods in Stillwater
  •  Food Shelf office - Drop off times are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Click here to donate online

Large donations by appointment, contact Michelle Stiepan.


I would like to volunteer at the Food Shelf.

Need Help call 651-395-5350

Client Pick-Up Times
Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
1st & 3rd Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm

The Food Shelf is very grateful for all the donations it receives! Please remember that the Food Shelf does have a refrigerator and freezer to store donations of yogurt, cheese sticks, fresh produce, lunch meat, pizza, ice cream, etc. To donate cash click here.

Urgent Needs

Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Shampoo & Conditioner
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Bar Soap
Shaving Cream
Beef Stew
Hearty Soups
Pasta Sauce - any kind
Rice/Rice Mixes - all kinds
Canned Vegetables
Canned Tomatoes - all kinds
Fruit Cups (in fruit juice)
Pudding Cups
Instant Oatmeal
Breakfast Bars
Microwaveable soups/meals
Cup O’ Noodles
Snack Crackers - peanut butter or cheese
Easy Mac
Snack size bags of popcorn
Cereal To Go
Granola Bars
Juice/Juice boxes
Shelf stable milk (snack size boxes)

Regular Needs

Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Applesauce
  • Dried Fruit
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Canned Fruit in juice
  • Fresh Bananas, Apples, Oranges, etc.

Meat and Protein:

  • Dry Soup Mixes
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken, Ham or Salmon
  • Dry Beans
  • Dry Roasted Nuts
  • Canned Baked Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hearty Beef Soup
  • Chicken Soup


  • Cereals
  • Couscous
  • Pasta of All Kinds
  • Rice Pilaf Mix
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Rice (Brown or White)

Also other items we do get request for:

  • Coffee
  • Laundry Soap
  • Kleenex
  • Dish Soap
  • Cleaning Products
  • Bar Soap
  • Tooth Paste and Brushes
  • Toilet Paper
For more details on how to receive food click here.

 Thank you to the 6:15 pm Family Faith Formation 5-6th grade class for their hard work making up Weekend Backpack snack bags


Thank you to the Mahtomedi High School Basketball Team for volunteering today!!



Volunteers packing snack/meal bags for the Weekend Backpack Program



Thank you to MAEF (Mahtomedi Area Education Foundation) for supporting our "Weekend Backpack Program".








The Mahtomedi Education Association collected donations for the local food shelf at St. Judes this holiday season.  The staff at the schools donated $680 in gift cards to local stores, $590 in cash to be used for the weekend backpack program, 30 pair of mittens and gloves, 40 hats, and 40 Christmas stockings. 


Girl Scout Troop  54138

The Troop donated 86 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for the Food Shelf and came in during their meeting time to volunteer.


 The Girls in Troop 56846 visited the Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf on Monday April 18th, to learn about how the food shelf work and to make up “Weekend Backpack Bags”.


Cub Scout Pack 433 Food Drive



The Cub Scout Pack 433 held a food drive at Festival Foods. The boys collected 1843 lbs of food for the Food Shelf. Great Job!