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Hastings Family Service COVID-19 Response

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Hastings Family Service COVID-19 Response

Hastings Family Service is committed to providing essential services during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  The HFS building is closed to the public and modifications have been made to ensure safe social distancing for our neighbors, volunteers, and staff.  These modifications will remain in effect until further notice. 

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Fridays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Advance sign up is required for Market Food Shelf requests. Because of the high volume of requests, same day or next day food pick ups may not be available at this time. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to check out the other food options available in the Hastings Community listed below and on the FAQ page.

To Access Essential Services:

  • Drive-Thru Food Shelf Pick Up Service

    Call 651-437-7134. Requests for food through the Market food shelf must be scheduled at least 2 days in advance. Because of the high volume of requests, same day or next day food pick ups may not be available at this time.

  • Call 651-437-7134 for the monthly schedule and to sign up for an express food pick up.

  • Over the Phone/Online Financial Assistance

    Call 651-437-7134 for an appointment.

  • Meals on Wheels Delivery

    Delivery continues with modifications to ensure recipient and volunteer safety. Call 651-404-1548 for more information.

All other programs and services are suspended at this time, including clothing and household vouchers from Rivertown Treasures Thrift Store, which is closed until further notice. 

The Hastings Family Service Donation Center is Closed Until Further Notice

Donations are limited to monetary gifts, food, and personal care items at this time.  See below for more information and call 651-437-7134 to set up a drop-off appointment.  Please do not drop items at the doors or in the alley. 

How Can I Help?

  • The best way for the community to help at this time is through a monetary gift. Financial gifts allow HFS to increase purchases from Second Harvest Heartland and local distributors as we strive to meet the needs at this time. The link above will take you directly to HFS's secure online donation site. Donations can also be made using our secure, locked donation drop box located at the Rivertown Treasures store entrance. All gifts made to HFS March 1 - April 11, 2021 will be proportionately MATCHED by MN FoodShare.

  • The link above will take you to our list of most needed items. Food and personal care donations are accepted Monday - Friday during business hours. Donations can be placed in the grocery cart located outside of the Donation Center doors on Second Street. Please call 651-437-7134 to alert us of your donation. Please do not leave food or personal care items outside of business hours.

  • For the safety of all, HFS is limiting the number of volunteers utilized at this time. Please visit the Volunteer page linked above for the most up to date information on HFS's volunteer needs.

Other Helpful Information

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