This unique food shelf is different than most. There are no questions asked, no screening, and no forms to fill out. ALL ARE WELCOME! We encourage those who need assistance or have been turned away from other agencies to please stop by.
This is how one lady describes how our Distribution works in her eyes (and it is right on):
"Distribution at Faith Pantry is open to ANYONE (there are NO distance limits.....the door is open to EVERYONE) and starts at 9 a.m. every Thursday morning. You will mainly find fresh produce, a variety of breads and bakery items.
There is a NON-FOOD donation table where people can find clothes, and who knows what else, that have been donated.
There is a number system in place (2 of each number) which keeps everything orderly. Numbers are drawn randomly, also, so there's no need to try to be the first one there. Numbers/limits are usually only put on breads and bakery items. The rule of thumb is take ONLY what you and your family need for the week. Please remember that there are people waiting to go through the line, that need food just as much as you do.
The doors are open at 7:45 a.m. and they have coffee and doughnuts for everyone to enjoy.
If you have items to donate they can be delivered to the church at 8 a.m. Thursday morning or you can contact Lisa Smit Brix, 763-772-5288, who is the Pantry's Director. Bring your own laundry basket/box/tote/bags to bring your food home in. The distribution is usually done AND put away by 9:30, so if you are coming on a Thursday morning, its best to be there before 9:00 am. The team will go through some announcements (and a little fun!!) and inform you of any other food distributions coming up promptly at 9:00."
We also serve Coffee and Donuts from 7:45 to 9:00.
Faith Pantry is open on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 am. Distribution does not start till 9:00 am. We are located at Faith Community Lutheran Church, 12266 255th Ave, Zimmerman, MN. (3/4 mile south of the Zimmerman stoplight on HWY 169.)
To learn more, contact Lisa L. Brix (763) 772-5288 at any time.