Renville County Food Shelf
COVID-19 Guidelines - Services Available as of Aug. 15, 2021:
- One person per family (curbside suggested if you can't leave people alone in your vehicle)
- If you are not vaccinated please wear a mask
- Use hand sanitizer upon entry and social distance
- Our volunteers will remove your items and place them in your bag/box
- Make an appointment and pick up curbside. Please arrive at scheduled time.
Homebound or a Food Crisis:
- Call us at 320-523-5339
WHO WE ARE:
We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit that provides food and support to our neighbors facing hunger issues. We envision a community in which everyone has access to sufficient nutritious food.
Your donations are tax deductible. Contact our office for more details. Mail-in donations can be sent to:
108 S. 9th Street, Olivia, MN 56277
We need help unloading delivery truck at 7:45 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and Mondays at 9:00 am. Just show up to help. Give us a call for other ways to help! 320-523-5339
Mon: 1 pm – 3 pm
Wed: 10 am – 3 pm
Thurs: 5 pm – 7 pm
Fri: 1 pm – 3 pm
108 S. 9th Street
Olivia, MN 56277
New Year’s Day
4th of July
**Hours may vary the 1st Thursday of December, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Inclement Weather: Listen to FM 100.1 for closing announcement or calling before you leave home.
RESULTS FROM THE MINNESOTA FOOD SHELF SURVEY
Top 5 Experiences Clients Value at the Renville County Food Shelf:
1. I get to choose my own food.
2. Easy food selection process.
3. Greeted and made to feel welcome.
4. Plenty of food variety.
5. Reasonable wait time.
- 59% of clients reported getting HALF OR MORE OF THEIR FRUITS & VEGETABLES from our food shelf.
- 72% visited our food shelf once a month or more.
Anna Moorse (far left) created and printed a cookbook called “Cooking with Confidence.” In the photo she is presenting copies to the food shelf for distribution with their clients. She also gave out over 100 cookbooks at the Olivia Farmers Market. This project was for her Girl Scout Gold Award! Her book addresses food insecurity and food waste while providing easy to prepare recipes.
Scan this QR Code to get Anna’s Cookbook:
President: Ardis Wertish
Treasurer: Mary Schroepfer
Secretary: Karen Serbus
Food Shelf Coordinator: Mary Ann Lewis (320-523-5339)
RENVILLE COUNTY FOOD SHELF BOARD AND LIAISONS:
|Bird Island||Sylvia Welsh||320-365-3238|
|Buffalo Lake||Yvonne Porter||320-833-5819|
|Sacred Heart||Marie Hoff||320-979-5727|
|Clergy Representative||Matt Hausken||320-523-0726|
|Human Services||Jill Bashans||320-523-3539|
|Public Health-SHIP||Jeff Filipek||320-523-3784|
Watch us as we Grow, Change and Aspire to become a Certified SuperShelf in 2022.
GOOD FOOD: We believe reliable access to healthy, appealing and culturally appropriate food will promote overall health in our communities.
RESPECT FOR ALL: We believe client-centered, welcoming, and positive approaches create dignified experiences that further equity in our communities.
COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS: We believe mutual trust and fully-engaged partners build strong, connected communities working toward sustainable systems change.
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES: We believe excellence comes from thoughtful, rigorous evaluations, and replicable solutions.
SYSTEMIC THINKING: We believe influencing policy and processes at all levels drives transformational change in our food system.
For more info: https://www.supershelfmn.org/