Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County

A nonprofit organization

For fifteen years, Bountiful Basket has walked alongside individuals and families in our local community who are dealing with food insecurity with love and compassion. We strive to ensure every individual has access to healthy and nutritious food through our grocery store-like experience.  We believe a non-judgmental, compassionate experience are key components as we serve our community. 

The majority of families visiting our original location, in Chaska, come from the cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria. In July of 2023,in an area considered a "food desert," we strategically opened up a second location in Cologne. The site is intended to serve individuals from the city of Cologne as well as those living in the Hancock, Benton, San Francisco, and Dahlgren Townships. Neighbors from surrounding communities welcome as well.

The current environment is challenging, with high inflation, limited affordable housing, and high food prices. Given these daily challenges, we are seeing an unprecedented demand for food services and are working hard to ensure we meet our community's needs with good, nutritious food.

This past year, we have seen unprecedented demand for food services! Last year, 2692 more individuals were served than the previous year  - a 90% increase over last year! This equates to 758,362 pounds of food distributed, compared with 338,371 the year prior.

Every day individuals walk through our doors including teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, construction workers, recently divorced individuals, people recovering from illnesses, and so many more. In addition to the work we are doing today, we have plans to expand our mobile programming to help ensure we are meeting the needs of some of our most vulnerable neighbors, including but not limited to seniors and homeless youth.

We reply on the generosity of our community partners, donors and over 100 volunteers who spend countless hours stocking shelves and helping families shop. Donations are welcome and can be financial and/or food.

We would love to meet you! If you would like to visit either of our locations, call Patti Sinykin, Executive Director, at 952.556.0015. For more information, visit:

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Organization name

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County

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CHASKA, MN 55318