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, February 15, from 4 to 4:45pm
Sign up deadline: 4pm. on February 13, 2024.
Friday, February 23, from 9 to 9:45am
Sign up deadline: 4pm February 21, 2024.
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.
The Mini Market is a collaboration between Hastings Family Service and ISD 200 and is located at Hastings Middle School in room 143. The goal of this program is to increase food accessibility by offering dinner options for families. A family may select one meal each visit and visit up to two times per month.
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.