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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Willmar MN

Ridgewater College Food Shelf
Willmar, MN 56201
Details: In 1982, representatives of local churches and social service agencies started a temporary emergency food program for the needy. They envisioned the program to last about five years. The first meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a food shelf was held February 22, 1982. On April 28, 1982 the plan was announced to the public. To everyone’s surprise donations of money, food, and equipment came pouring in. On July 6, 1982 articles of incorporation were signed. The first home for Willmar Area Food Shelf was located in the South 71 Plaza then a short time later it was moved to 414 Becker Ave SW. In May 1986 the food shelf moved to 106 Sixth St SW and in November 2004 it moved to 624 Pacific Ave SW, where it currently resides. In September 2009 Willmar Area Food Shelf opened a branch office in New London, located at 206 Main St N, (the old clinic). In June 2012 the food shelf voted to officially name the branch office The New London Area Food Shelf. With great excitement we opened the Ridgewater College Food Shelf the Fall of 2013. Students themselves staff the food shelf which is located across the street from campus within the Campus Ministries building. Ridgewater College Food Shelf: Open for students Tuesday & Wednesday from 11:00-2:00 p.m.
Willmar Area Food Shelf
Willmar, MN 56201
320.235.2641
Details: In 1982, representatives of local churches and social service agencies started a temporary emergency food program for the needy. They envisioned the program to last about five years. The first meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a food shelf was held February 22, 1982. On April 28, 1982 the plan was announced to the public. To everyone’s surprise donations of money, food, and equipment came pouring in. On July 6, 1982 articles of incorporation were signed. The first home for Willmar Area Food Shelf was located in the South 71 Plaza then a short time later it was moved to 414 Becker Ave SW. In May 1986 the food shelf moved to 106 Sixth St SW and in November 2004 it moved to 624 Pacific Ave SW, where it currently resides. In September 2009 Willmar Area Food Shelf opened a branch office in New London, located at 206 Main St N, (the old clinic). In June 2012 the food shelf voted to officially name the branch office The New London Area Food Shelf. With great excitement we opened the Ridgewater College Food Shelf the Fall of 2013. Students themselves staff the food shelf which is located across the street from campus within the Campus Ministries building. Willmar Area Food Shelf: Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00 p.m.