Volunteers have been providing emergency food and clothing to area residents of Anoka County for over forty years. The food shelf is a local nonprofit; not a government agency. While volunteers will serve anyone in need of food throughout Anoka County one time, our services are targeted to residents of Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey, and part of Champlin.
Once every 30 days, clients can choose a free 3-day supply of food based on the size of their family. The food which is offered has been donated by the local community or purchased through one of the food banks. Some personal care items are also offered each visit. The food choices and personal care items can’t be guaranteed due to occasional supply limits.
The food shelf is currently staffed by four part-time employees and approximately 150 volunteers. ACBC is open for clients 16 hours each week. Clients can pre-schedule an appointment or come to one of the walk-in times. To request food you must have a photo ID and a current piece of mail for each adult living in the home. For questions call (763) 422-0046. The food shelf has limited hours and staff will respond to phone messages as soon as possible.