We believe in the power of a helping hand and are committed to supporting community members facing food insecurity. Our mission is to serve individuals and families within the North Star School District, ensuring that no one goes hungry.

Operating on the first four Thursdays of every month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, our Food Pantry offers a convenient drive-up operation at the rear of our building. For new applicants, assistance with paperwork is readily available on-site.

While we are here to provide essential support, please note that we currently do not offer SNAP assistance.

Our Programs

Our Senior Box Program (CSFP) offers food boxes to qualifying seniors, ages 60 and up. We ask that seniors pull up to the back of our building and remain in their vehicles while our volunteers load their items.

Distributions will take place from 8:00 am until 10:00 am on the following Saturdays: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May, 25, June 29, July 27, August 24, September 28, and October 26. November and December distributions will be announced at a later date, due to holiday schedules.

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Our Backpack Program is open to any child attending school within the North Star School District. Each week children will discretely receive a bag of food containing snacks and meals to get through the weekend.

There are no income guidelines, this service is based on need. If your child could benefit from this service, please contact their guidance counselor or Kelcy Pelesky, the district’s social worker.

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The Summer Youth Cafe is a free summer food program that is open to any child 18 or younger.

We operate 5 sites within our school district and serve lunch from noon to 1:00 pm on Thursdays, June through August.

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The Thrift Shop is a great place to find deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, and household items. We are open the 1st four Thursdays of the month from 9:00 am until noon. We accept donations of gently used items.