• Volunteers The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf relies on the generosity of volunteers who help staff the food shelf on a daily basis, as well as the many additional volunteers who help with our seasonal programs.

    With your help, we can make a difference!

    Volunteer opportunities include:

    • Shoppers - Assisting participants with their food orders
    • Phones - Answering phones and taking appointments
    • Front Desk - checking in participants who have appointments and giving them intake paperwork as needed.
    • Receptionist- greet and direct guests who enter our building.
    • Miscellaneous Projects - short term
    • Receiving and sorting food donations
    • Stocking shelves
    • Drivers - picking up food donations and bakery donations
    • Off site Food Drive Organizer - Organizing food or cash drives for your school, church, business, civic group or neighborhood
    • Seasonal help – Free Farmer's Markets, March FoodShare, Operation Joy (December) and the Good Neighbor Back to School Project (August)
    • On-call help for various positions

    We are open Monday through Friday daytime and Tuesday evenings. We are not open weekends.

    Volunteer FAQ

    If interested in becoming a volunteer please click here to fill out volunteer interest form. Thank you.


    Volunteers - Operation Joy It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this
    life that no man can sincerely try to help another
    without helping himself.
    -Ralph Waldo Emerson


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    Silver View Plaza
    2544 Mounds View Blvd.
    Mounds View, MN 55112
    Ralph Reeder Food Shelf 651-621-6280
    Fax:  651-621-6283