310 Medayto Drive, Spicer, MN 56288
WAFS and the LINK are partners at the New London office. With their partnership we are able to provide household items, additional counseling and laundry services. The
LINK is a faith based advocacy and networking resource, serving families in the New London & Spicer area. In the last two years the LINK has become a key partner in many of the events/programs we have held in the northern part of Kandiyohi County.
311 4th St SW, Willmar, MN 56201
Again this summer we are working with the United Way of West Central Minnesota to provide breakfast to the Growmobile kids and weekend backpacks to the Summer Feeding participants. This partnership is in its 6th year. We look to increase our outreach next year by expanding the Summer Feeding program. Too many kids go hungry in the summer due to not receiving reduced/free breakfast/lunch when they are not in school. For many families they are already stretched and having to provide an additional 10 meals a week per child can really become a burden.
Heartland Community Action
200 4th Street SW, Willmar, MN 56201
320.235.0850 or 800.992.1710
WAFS and Heartland have representatives that work together on several committees including the Homeless Taskforce. Heartlands’ Mission: Building stronger communities by providing opportunities that empower people in need.
Heartland provides services in the following area: Energy Assistance, FAIM, Housing Assistance, Head Start, Threads of Hope, Child Care Resources, Outreach, Transportation
Care Pantry - Hope Presbyterian Church
7730 North Shore Dr, Spicer, MN
The Care Pantry provides hygiene items, diapers and cleaning supplies. Items are limited and vary. They have limited supply of emergency food. Our goal is to show Christ's love to those in our community, to take seriously the call of Jesus, to serve one another. We want to assist people by providing items that will help them care for themselves and their family during difficult times. We want to empower ourselves to make a difference in someone's life so he or she will feel empowered to go out and make a difference in someone else's life.
Willmar Area - All meals served are free of charge.
1st Sunday, 6pm – First Baptist Church, 1000 SE 6th St, Willmar
2nd Sunday, 6pm – First Presbyterian Church, 6th St SW, Willmar
3rd Saturday, noon – Vinje Lutheran Church with Paz y Esperanza, 1100 Willmar Ave SW, Willmar
3rd Sunday, 6pm - Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave SW, Willmar
4th Sunday, 6pm – United Methodist Church, 19th Ave and 9th St SW, Willmar
5th Sunday, 6pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, 411 Becker Ave SW, Willmar
Tuesday’s Table - Community meals in the Spicer-New London area. All meals are served 6pm - 6:30pm free of charge.
1st Tuesday – Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 6680 153rd Ave, Spicer
2nd Tuesday – Evangelical Covenant Church, 208 Main St N, New London
3rd Tuesday – Faith Lutheran Church, 310 Medayto Dr, Spicer
4th Tuesday – Peace Lutheran Church, 100 4th Ave SW, New London
5th Tuesday - Hope Presbyterian Church, 7730 North Shore Dr, Spicer
905 Litchfield Ave SW, Willmar, MN
Every Saturday: 9am - 10:30am Harvest Church volunteers distribute food picked up from “Hope for the City” in St. Louis Park. People are served on a first come first serve bases. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own baskets and fill them with free food.
Food Support Kandiyohi County Family Services: Fill out an application to see if your family qualifies for the federally funded program. Heartland Community Action can help with applications. Call 320.235.0850.
LLS Kandiyohi County OlderAdult Dining: Provided by Lutheran Social Service, persons 60 years and older who complete an intake form can receive a meal for a suggested donation of $3.50 to $6.50. Persons under the age of 60 can receive a meal at the full cost of $6.50. No one 60+ years of age is denied a meal on inability to pay. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:30am. Participants need to call the day ahead to reserve a meal. Atwater (320.974.8737), Lake Lillian (320.664.4873), New London (320.354.2080), Pennock (320.599.9789), Raymond (320.235.5310 ext. 219), Spicer (320.796.5208), Willmar for home delivered meals call West Central Industries (320.235.5310) and on-site dining at Willmar Community Center (320.222.3777). If unable to reach someone at that site, call the site supervisor (RN) at (866.974.0289).
The Salvation Army
521 4th St SW, Willmar, MN
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 4pm
Daily: Mon, Wed and Fri The Salvation Army receives bakery donations. Donuts, cookies and bread are placed in the lobby for anyone to take. The Salvation Army has a limited amount of emergency food available.
Mothers and Children (MAC) and Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS): Income eligible families with children up to age 6 not served by the WIC program (MAC) and men and women 60 and over (NAPS). To apply, call Second Harvest Heartland MAC/NAPS program toll-free at 1.800.365.0270. Eligible recipients receive a box of USDA commodities once a month. Distribution is the second Monday of the month from 12:15pm - 1:45pm at the Willmar Area Food Shelf. Other distribution sits are located in Paynesville and Olivia.
Second Harvest Heartland Second Harvest Heartland works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, our goal is not only to help our hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. We’re known for distributing great amounts of food quickly and efficiently; in 2010 alone, we collected, warehoused and distributed nearly 60 million pounds of food—but we’re also constantly pioneering ways to reduce waste and better use the abundant resources available in this land of plenty.
Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Dedicated to Ending Hunger - Hunger Solutions Minnesota is a comprehensive hunger relief organization that works to end hunger in Minnesota. We take action to assure food security for all Minnesotans by supporting agencies that provide food to those in need, advancing sound public policy, and guiding grassroots advocacy.
Hunger Free Minnesota
Our first goal is to close the 100 million meal gap identified in the Map the Meal Gap study. To create a framework toward closing this gap, Hunger-Free Minnesota hired The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global leader in providing strategic and operational solutions to corporate and not-for-profit organizations, to develop initiatives that would close the gap in three years. BCG determined that there is enough food within Minnesota to close our missing meals gap on an annual and sustainable basis. JOIN THE MOVEMNET!
Each March, Minnesota FoodShare directs the March Campaign, the largest food drive in the state and restocks 300 food shelves across Minnesota. It recruits thousands of congregations, companies, schools and civic groups to run local food and fund drives to aid in the effort.
How We Do It:
Minnesota FoodShare organizes a statewide media campaign to promote food shelf donations. It produces and distributes free promotional and educational resources for food drive organizers. It acts as a clearinghouse for cash donations and distributes the funds to participating Minnesota food shelves. Throughout the year, Minnesota FoodShare advocates on behalf of hungry Minnesota families with both state and federal lawmakers and educates the public about hunger in Minnesota.