WHO WE ARE
The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf is a Community Education Program of the Mounds View Public School District and was established in 1982. Our services are available to any school district family and all individuals and families living within the Mounds View Public School District attendance area or Ramsey County St. Anthony. Our service area includes the cities of New Brighton, Mounds View, Shoreview, Arden Hills, North Oaks, Roseville and Ramsey County St. Anthony. In 2020, there were over 23,000 visits to our food programs and we distributed nearly 700,000 pounds of food and personal care items, including fresh milk, frozen meats, produce, non-perishable food items, hygiene, cleaning and baby supplies. An average of 734 households receive services each month and a record 883 families requested our help for the very first time in 2020. To meet the growing demand for services, we rely on the generosity of volunteers and on regular donations of dollars and food from area schools, churches, businesses, clubs and individuals. All donations are tax deductible.
Hunger Hero Agency Partner of the Year
Out of over 1000 agencies Second Harvest Heartland named the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf the 2018 Agency Partner of the Year based on our unique school-linked model and our ability to meet the rising needs in our community while increasing access to healthy foods for our neighbors in need.
A Guidestar Non-profit organization - Federal ID 41-6008084 a program within Independent School Number 621. All donations are tax deductible. https://www2.guidestar.org/
- Our Mission: Our mission is to provide emergency and supplemental food assistance to individuals and families who are food insecure and to connect them to other helpful resources in a manner that preserves their dignity, while they work towards stabilization.
- Our Vision: To uphold the dignity of our neighbors while working in partnership with schools, congregations, organizations, businesses and individuals to end hunger in our communities.
- Our Belief: Ralph Reeder Food Shelf’s presence in our communities make our neighborhoods and schools healthier and more stable.
Hunger in Our Community
To learn more about the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, our programs, and hunger in our community, please see our most recent brochure: