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



Responding collectively using community resources to relieve the suffering of poverty by providing food assistance.


Hunger is no longer a barrier to the health and well-being of people in Kandiyohi County.

Impact Statement

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Kandiyohi County Food Shelf provides the opportunity for neighbors to come together through donations, fundraising, food drives and volunteering to provide for the hungry. 


In 1982, representatives of local churches and social service agencies started a temporary emergency food program for the needy. They envisioned the program to last about five years. The first meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a food shelf was held February 22, 1982. On April 28, 1982 the plan was announced to the public. To everyone’s surprise donations of money, food, and equipment came pouring in. On July 6, 1982 Articles of Incorporation were signed.

The first home for Kandiyohi County Food Shelf was located in the South 71 Plaza then a short time later it was moved to 414 Becker Ave SW. In May 1986 the food shelf moved to 106 Sixth St SW and in November 2004 it moved to 624 Pacific Ave SW, where it currently resides.

The Kandiyohi County Food Shelf helps households in Kandiyohi County.

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