North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response Inc (NEAR)

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A Caring Food Shelf Serving Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale

NEAR is a non-profit organization that responds to the food insecurity needs of people in our community. 

Thanks to the generous support from individuals, faith communities, businesses and organizations, volunteers provide food to residents of Crystal, New Hope and Robbinsdale. 

NEAR distributes approx. 50,000 pounds of food each month to an average of 350 households.

NEAR provides the following services to clients free of charge: 

•    Food Distribution

•    Referral to other agencies

•    Additional food during the summer and holidays

•    School Supplies

•    Holiday Toy Distribution

These services are made possible by financial contributions like yours, and the efforts of our staff and volunteers.

Consider becoming a NEAR volunteer and give back to the community!

For more information, please visit our web

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North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response Inc (NEAR)

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Children & Family Humanitarian Aid Emergencies

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


5209 West Broadway Avenue
Crystal, MN 55429