(763) 533-2836






What Services Does NEAR Provide?

    Food Pickups
    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. 

    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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