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Programs & Services

The Market- Food Shelf

Hastings Family Service food assistance options include:

The Market Food Shelf provides people in need of emergency, short-term assistance with a seven-day supply of groceries, including fresh or frozen meat, milk and dairy, fruits and vegetables, canned and packaged food items and personal care items.  A full food shelf order can be scheduled once per month.

In-Person shopping and Pre-packed Drive-Up option are available Tuesday - Friday.

Call 651-437-7134 to schedule your In-Person or Drive-up Appointment.

Market Express is an express drive-thru food pick up on scheduled dates throughout the month. Market Express is a 3-4 day supply of food and may include: meat, bread, dairy, produce, and dried goods (contents will vary). Advance sign up is required!  Upcoming dates are listed below:

  • Thursday, March 16th from 4-4:45pm

    Sign up deadline: 4 p.m. on March 14th, 2023

  • Friday, March 24th from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

    Sign up deadline: 4 p.m. on March 22nd, 2023

Market Cart provides fresh produce delivered to seniors currently participating in the Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS), receiving Meals on Wheels through Hastings Family Service, or residing at one of the Hastings senior communities (Mississippi Terrace, Oak Ridge Manor or Rivertown Courts) as well as the Hastings Senior Center.   Participants receive a manageable portion of fresh produce including items like bananas, apples, oranges, potatoes, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and other fruits or vegetables.

Market on the Move will deliver hunger-related programs and services from Hastings Family Service out into the Hastings area communities.  A new refrigerated van will also allow HFS to participate in additional food rescue efforts.  Look for new Market on the Move events coming in 2023!

Additional Food Resources

Supporting the Market

Much of the food we distribute is purchased from Second Harvest Heartland and our local grocers.  Monetary donations are used to assist in these purchases. Hastings Family Service is able to turn a $10 donation into 70 pounds of food. 

HFS also relies heavily on donations from local churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals.  Please consider hosting a food or fund drive to support the Market.  

For more information, please visit our Ways to Give page.

Volunteers are essential to the Market.  Volunteers assist shoppers, pack groceries  and sort food donations.