Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf Guidelines

All of our food, packing, stocking, grocery pick-ups, and funds come from donations and volunteers. It is extremely important that you follow these simple guidelines so we may keep the Food Shelf running smoothly and continuously.

School District 832 boundaries no more than once per month*. If you move from the service area and still require assistance, we can provide you with the names and locations of food shelves in your new area.

You will be required to

  1. Fill out The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) form at the start of each new calendar year along with a new intake form.
  2. You must be able to show proof of residency in our service area. A valid driver’s license/state I.D. is preferred. A utility bill or rent receipt (postmarked within the past 30 days) with your name and address is also acceptable when presented with a photo I.D.

Our food shelf hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm by appointment only. You are required to place your food order before 9:00 am on the day of pick-up. Orders placed after 9:00 am can be picked up on the next scheduled pick-up day.

If you are unable to pick-up your groceries, please call to make other arrangements. If you order food and do not pick it up, we will hold it for the next scheduled pick-up day. Food that is ordered and not picked up will NOT be held beyond the second pick-up day.

Special items such as coffee, sugar, spices, dressing, diapers, formula, detergents, and cleaning supplies are donated to the food shelf on
occasion. When these items are requested and available, our volunteers will pack them with your groceries.