Two Harbors Area Food Shelf

A nonprofit organization


Our Mission: Reduce hunger and improve the health of people in need by providing food and other resources at no cost.

The Two Harbors Area Food Shelf is open for distribution on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 3:45 pm. We modified our main distribution in light of the pandemic to allow for a 'drive-thru' distribution to mitigate risk to our clients and volunteers, and we have kept this model to streamline our process and enable us to serve more people more efficiently. Clients are given approximately 70-100 lbs of food per distribution which includes: meat, fresh produce, milk, and eggs. New in 2022, we have also added an additional distribution on the second Thursday of each month which follows the 'client choice' model of distribution, allowing shoppers to choose all of their items.  This distribution helps meet the more specific dietary demands of some of our clients, as well as provides later hours to accommodate varying schedules. Outside of our regular distributions, emergency boxes are available to clients upon request, which includes 20 pounds of shelf-stable items.

Thanks to our relationship with our regional Food Bank, we can leverage your gift with our increased purchasing power: With a $20 donation, we can secure 138 pounds of food to feed our neighbors in need, which amounts to 115 meals!

 Our Impact

  • So far in 2022:
    • We have seen a drastic increase in demand for our services compared to the previous year
      • Already this year we've surpassed last year's total household visits
      • Visits to our Food Shelf are up 42% over 2021
  • In 2021:
    • We distributed over 123,000 pounds of food
    • 2020 brought over 1,200 visits to the Two Harbors Area Food Shelf
  • We served nearly 400 different area households
      • 150 of those households had never previously utilized our services
    • Over 26% of household members were ages 0-17

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Organization name

Two Harbors Area Food Shelf

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PO Box 601 2124 10th Street
Two Harbors, MN 55616



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