(320) 235-2641 ... 624 Pacific Ave SW, Willmar

The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf has been helping Kandiyohi County residents since 1982.  We are serving an average of 650 households (approximately 2300 individuals) a month with a food order and an additional 100 plus individuals daily for produce.  We distribute almost 80,000 pounds of food each month.

Most households live paycheck to paycheck and just one bad event such as getting laid off, a health issue or a death in the family and they are seeking our help. 

Mission Statement
Our mission is to help relieve the suffering from hunger by providing food assistance.

Upcoming Events or Notices


*We are here during our regular business hours. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-3:45pm and Fridays 8am-2pm for curbside pickup. 

If you need food, please pull up to our front door where there is a sign with our telephone number on it. 
You need to call us once you are at our front door.  We will direct you from there.

Please make room in your vehicle's trunk for the food as we will put it in there.

*The only items we ask for are your name, what town you live in and how many kids, adults and seniors live in your home.*

RADIO FOR RELIEF with Lakeland Broadcasting
Friday, March 19 7am-10am 
Online donations encouraged- no on-site broadcasting or donations due to COVID
You can mail your check to us at 624 Pacific Ave SW and note Radio for Relief in memo portion


*NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors) PICK UP: *
(For Qualifying Individuals 60 years of age and older-determined by Second Harvest Heartland call 1-800-365-0270 to see if you qualify):
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month: 1pm-2pm at the Willmar Community Center



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Last Food Order is 3:30pm
Friday 8am-2pm  Last Food Order is 1:45pm
*Last Food Order Taken 15 minutes before closing*

We are closed the following Holidays:  New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and closed at noon on New Years Eve.

We follow the Willmar Public School closure and early/late starts due to bad weather.

Our Physical and Mailing Address:
Kandiyohi County Food Shelf
624 Pacific Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201 


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