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Learn more about what's happening at Hastings Family Service: 

MN FoodShare is from February 27th through April 9th, 2023.  Every dollar and every pound of food HFS receives will be proportionately MATCHED by MN FoodShare. 

Gobble Gait registration is OPEN! Register early for the annual 8K or 2K run/walk benefitting Hastings Family Service on Thanksgiving morning in Downtown Hastings! 

Hastings Family Service and Rivertown Treasures Thrift Store will be closing early at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22 for staff training.

February 28 through April 10, 2022, every dollar and every pound of food will be proportionately MATCHED by MN FoodShare.

The 25th Annual Hastings Tastings will be Monday, March 28, 4-7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Social Hall. Local establishments will offer a sampling of happy hour appetizers and drinks. Participate in the silent auction and wine, beer, and restaurant raffles.  Cash bar available. 

We encourage everyone to participate in Hastings Tasting Takeout at anytime during the Minnesota FoodShare campaign by dining in or ordering a meal for takeout or delivery from any of the local establishments that you would have enjoyed at Hasting Tastings this year. 

From March 1 to April 11, every dollar and every pound of food donated to Hastings Family Service is proportionately MATCHED by MN FoodShare!  

Hastings Family Service is offering Market Express (an express drive-thru food pick up) on Thursday, February 18, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. and Friday, February 26, 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Lew Linde, Founder & Friend
May 11, 1928 - November 27, 2020

Hastings Family Service holiday hours

Give to the Max Day is just around the corner! HFS is having some fun this year with our own spin on the day: Give to the "Mask."

Gobble Gait sponsor Storm Creek is offering a Gobble Gait coupon for their annual warehouse sale.

Gobble Gait has created an online store at with a variety of Gobble Gait 2020 merchandise

Hastings Family Service is introducing Market Express, an opportunity for an express drive-thru food pick up. 

Rivertown Treasures Thrift Store is extending clothing donations and sidewalk sales through the month of October. 

Project Share registration is now open!  Households requesting gifts for children ages 18 and under may begin registration now. The process has changed this year, please visit the Project Share page to learn more and register online!

Rivertown Treasures Thrift Store will be having sidewalk sales on Fridays and Saturdays in September. 

Rivertown Treasures will be accepting clothing donations on a limited basis next week

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School Supply Assistance program will be modified this year.  Families are asked to call 651-437-7134 to schedule an appointment beginning Monday, August 10.  Prepacked backpacks will be distributed to students through a safe, confidential drive-thru appointment. 

HFS Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

Hastings Family Service will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day

The Hastings Family Service building, including the HFS Donation Center and Rivertown Treasures will remain closed to the public. Essential services continue with current modifications.

With Rivertown Treasures Thrift Store and the HFS Donation Center closed until further notice, HFS would like to remind donors to keep the following in mind as you pack up items to be donated at a later date: 

Text the word “DONATE” to 651-240-2725. You will receive a mobile friendly link to complete your gift. All Text to Give gifts received TODAY on the 50th anniversary will be matched dollar for dollar by the Ruth Gale and George W. Doffing Fund! Thank you for celebrating 50 years of help and hope!

Hastings Family Service will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020.  Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 13.  Have a safe and happy Easter weekend!