Outreach Foodshelf

A nonprofit organization

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OUR MISSION:   To feed the hungry in Douglas County area through an efficient system of collection and distribution of food to individuals, striving to preserve dignity and extending respect to all clients in Douglas County.  


EVERY DAY, RIGHT HERE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

There are children who cannot concentrate in school because they have not eaten.

There are parents who sacrifice their own nutritional needs so that their children can have something to eat.

There are elderly who have to choose between buying food or buying needed medicines.

There are working people who sometimes run out of money to buy healthy food.

There are hundreds of different people who depend on food from Outreach Food shelf each month for their very next meal.

Getting through a crisis, getting a job, recovering from an illness, taking a test-life’s problems, big and small, are nearly impossible when you are hungry.  Outreach Food Shelf deals with that most basic human need-food-so struggling adults and children can address their life problems.

 Together, we can feed everyone who is food insecure in our community.

 

Many Douglas County residents struggle to provide enough food for their families because they cannot afford it.

OF THOSE WE SERVE

7% are elderly

56% are between 19 and 64 years old

25% are between 4 and 18 years old

9% are between 1 and 3 years old

3% are newborns

In 2015 685,500 pounds of food was distributed to 13,710 individuals.

Through August 2016, 463,850 pounds of food was distributed to 9,277 individuals. That is 12,950 pounds more than the same time period in 2015..

The Outreach Food Shelf is staffed by more than 45 volunteers. There is NO paid staff. On average, these volunteers cumulatively donate more than 250 hours each week.

 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Outreach Foodshelf

Tax id (EIN)

20-2556435

BIPOC community

BIPOC serving

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic

Address

1205 LAKE STREET
ALEXANDRIA, MN 56308

Phone

3207628411

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