The Food Shelf relies on the generous contributions of churches, individuals, businesses, foundations, schools, associations, and other groups in our community.  Your contributions help stock our shelves and fill our refrigerators with healthy food to ensure that no one in need goes hungry.

There are several ways in which you can contribute to the Food Shelf.

                Donate Cash

Cash contributions make it possible for the Food Shelf to purchase food at a discounted rate from our food bank -- Second Harvest Heartland.

If you would like to donate cash to the Pipestone County Food Shelf, you can mail your check to:

                          Pipestone County Food Shelf, Inc.
                          P.O.Box 126
                          Pipestone, MN 56164

or drop off your check when we are open on Thursday's from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the above address.

                Donate Food

In addition to cash contributions, we also rely on donation of food and personal care items from individuals and groups in our community.

Donations of non-perishables may be brought to the Food Shelf during regular business hours.  Suggested items include:

          Canned Vegetables
               Whole Kernel Corn    15 oz.
               Green Beans     15 oz
               Carrots    15 oz
               Peas    15 oz
               Mixed Vegetables    15 oz
               Diced Tomatoes    15 oz
               Tomato Sauce    15 oz
          Canned Fruit
               Peaches    15 oz
               Pears    15 oz
               Fruit Cocktail    15 oz
          All Purpose Flour    5 lb
          Granulated Sugar    4 lb
          Condensed Soups
               Chicken Noodle   10.5 oz
               Cream of Chicken    10.5 oz
               Cream of Mushroom    10.5 oz
               Vegetable Beef    10.5 oz
               Tomato    10.5 oz
          Boxed Skillet Dinners
          Cake/Brownie Mix
          Canned Tuna    5 oz
          Canned Chicken    oz
Local grocery stores often have pre-packaged bags of food that you can purchase and leave at the store for weekly pick-up.