East Side Neighborhood Services has a long history of providing for a diverse array of community members in need of food assistance and nutritional support. Food shelves supported by ESNS include the following:
- To donate financially, click here (specify which food shelf you would like to donate). To drop off food donations, click the pages above of the individual food shelves.
During the month of March, our food shelves are accepting donations for a special giving campaign called Minnesota Food Share Month. This month-long campaign accepts contributions of money or food items, and then reports to the statewide initiative that leverages additional support for participating food shelves for the following year.
Remember when donating how far a monetary donation can go. A single dollar can purchase 2.5 pounds of meat, 3 containers of oatmeal or 2.5 jars of spaghetti sauce. Many more types of food at a significantly lower price than what it costs at the store can also be purchased.
This campaign came at a crucial time for our community. Over the last two years, we have seen visits in Minnesota increase by nearly 62%, with a startling increase of 97% for the nine county Twin Cities metro area.
Remember that we are always accepting donations and with a single dollar, you can purchase one of the following for a senior, child or family in need:
8.3 pounds of beef, pork or chicken
3 containers of oatmeal
2.5 jars of spaghetti sauce
2 pounds of spaghetti pasta
25 oz. of grape jelly
52.5 pounds of cereal
We are now accepting online donations. Visit www.esns.org/donate and use the drop down menu to specify your donation for Senior Food Shelf or Glendale Food Shelf. You may also mail check donations to our main office: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.
- Donations can be made payable to:
- The Glendale Food Shelf 92 St. Mary's Ave. SE
- Minneapolis, MN 55414
- The Senior Food Shelf 1801 Central Ave. NE
- Minneapolis, MN 55418
- Click here for some ideas for donating high quality, nutritious food.
- Click here for some hunger facts about the state of Minnesota.