Hastings Family Service COVID-19 Response
In accordance with CDC and state recommendations, the HFS building is closed to the public and modifications have been made to ensure safe social distancing for our neighbors, volunteers, and staff.
Drive-thru food shelf pick up service is available by calling 651-437-7134. Advance sign up is required for Market Food Shelf requests. Because of the high volume in requests, same day or next day food pick ups may not be available at this time. Additional information about the food shelf and additional food resources can be found on the HFS COVID-19 Response page and the Frequently Asked Questions During COVID-19 page
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.
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, April 22, 4:00-4:45 p.m. -OR- Friday, April 23, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Sign deadline: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21
Thursday, April 29, 4:00-4:45 p.m. -OR- Friday, April 30, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Sign up deadline: 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 28
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). 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. HFS will begin piloting mobile food outreach into the community in 2021.
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.