The Waconia Food Shelf serves over 240 households and over 21,000 pounds of food a month. The communities served are Waconia, St. Bonifacius, Victoria, Cologne and New Germany. We are designated as a choice food shelf, meaning that clients take a shopping cart and peruse the aisles like any customer in a grocery store. The only difference is that instead of paying for food at the checkout, it is simply weighed and given to them at no cost.
On October 1st the Waconia Food Shelf became an independent non-profit organization after being under the umbrella of Scott Carver Dakota Cap Agency for the past 12 years. Our ability to be independent is due to the community that so generously supports the Waconia Food Shelf. The local food shelf is operated totally by over 100 volunteers including board members, volunteer coordinators, site workers and delivery persons.