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Programs & Services

The Market- Food Shelf

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.  

More information can be found on the HFS COVID-19 Response page

The Market: More Than a Bag of Food

The Market provides a seven day supply of groceries including fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh or frozen meat, canned and packaged food, and personal care products.  These items are provided free of charge to neighbors living in Hastings School District 200 who are in temporary crisis, experiencing a hardship in providing food for themselves and their family.  

Please call 651-437-7134 for available appointment times. 1, 2, or 3 day emergency bags are provided if no appointments are available or if only a few days worth of food is desired. 

Visiting the Market

Here you will find documents that will help you prepare for your visit to the Market.  You are welcome to complete forms prior to your appointment. 

To complete the above forms electronically, follow these steps: 

  1. Download the form to your computer or mobile device (a pdf reader such as Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat mobile is required).   
  2. Complete the form by entering your information.
  3. Print or save and email the form to 

Additional 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.