Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center

A nonprofit organization

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Our Mission: The Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center (WANSC) offers resources for people who want to improve their lives. 

We are so grateful for all of you!  

The Waseca Area Food Shelf held its Grand Opening on December 8th!    

The Waseca Area Food Shelf still needs your help!

To facilitate the growing needs of Waseca and the surrounding area, a Capital Improvement Project is underway to expand the Waseca Neighborhood Center to include the Waseca Area Food Shelf.   The expansion of the Waseca Service Center, which is desperately needed, is an improvement for individuals and families that need to access the resources we provide. 

The need to supply the Waseca community and surround communities continues to rise. Wages and benefits have  stayed the same while the cost of living, including groceries, has dramatically increased. The number of households  per month in need of assistance in 2021 was 75 families and in 2022 the need increased to 173 families per month to date.  

“We have seen a steady increase in the need for food with all of our efforts from daily requests to holiday baskets  and more,” said Food Shelf Coordinator, Niki Schaffer. “The amount of pounds of food alone doubled and jumped  from 5,332 pounds per month in 2021 to 10,054 pounds per month in 2022. We have extended the application period to accommodate more families and provide more for those in our community and surrounding  communities.” 

While the Waseca Area Food Shelf is open, there is still a need for donations to cover building costs with added  inflation that was unavoidable after the project began. Without the infrastructure and building to house and  distribute food to those in need, a food shelf would not be possible. To donate visit GiveMN.org and enter code  41-1452216, call 507.833.4119 or mail payment to 203 3rd Avenue NW, Waseca MN, payable to Waseca  Neighborhood Service Center and note Building Fund in the memo line. 



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Organization name

Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center

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Children & Family Community Humanitarian Aid


203 3RD Ave Nw
Waseca, MN 56093


(507) 833-4119