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 4:30pm 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. Pre-Registration required.
- Thanksgiving and Christmas food: One-time holiday food items will be distributed each month, in addition to your regular bi-monthly food shelf appointments.
- Holiday Gift Bags / Hats and Mittens for children: One time pick up of gift bags for children aged newborn-18 (18 if still in school) of current clients who live in Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale, with regular bi-monthly food shelf appointment in December.
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