Rock County Emergency Food Shelf

The Mission

In view of the increased need for emergency food supplies in the Rock County area, an emergency food shelf has been established. Utilizing and bringing together the county resources, the RCEFS provides food assistance to individuals and families.

Nonperishable Food

Nonperishable foods are “shelf-stable” items that do not spoil or decay. They can withstand months (even years) of shelf life, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “shelf-stable.”
 
Please do not donate open, partially used, or long expired items.

Hours

Every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm

 

Location

Luverne United Methodist Church
109 North Freeman Avenue
Luverne, MN
*Alley entry on the north side of the building
 

How does the food shelf work?

People hear about the food shelf through their church, social service organization, or from family or friends. Faced with an emergency situation, every Rock County resident is eligible for help from the food shelf.
 
Each visitor to the food shelf is asked to fill out a card which includes name, address, age and names of those in the household. With the help of food shelf volunteers, the person selects food based on personal preferences and the size of his/her family. Visitors to the food shelf should remember the shelf is designed for emergencies.
 
The number of visits and the about of food is restricted to one visit per month so that there will always be food for emergencies.
Suggested Donation Prepackaged Dry Foods
Pancake Mix
Biscuit Mix
Macaroni & Cheese
Hot & Cold Cereals
Dry Fruits
Lentils, Beans, Peas
Rice
Dried Milk
Noodles, Macaroni
Saltine, Graham Crackers
Sugar
Flour
Suggested Canned Foods
Fruits, Fruit Juices
Vegetables
Soups
Peanut Butter
Pork & Beans
Chili Beans
Tuna
Chicken
Ham
Stews
Chili
Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce
Hash
Cooking Oil

How does a person help the food shelf?

Rock County churches and civic organizations regularly collect donations of food and/or money for RCEFS.
 
Checks Payable to: ROCK COUNTY EMERGENCY FOOD SHELF
Please send checks to: Luverne United Methodist Church, 109 N Freeman Avenue, Luverne, MN 56156
 
The Rock County Emergency Food Shelf was started by local churches. It is dependent upon churches, civic organizations, local businesses, social service agencies, and concerned individuals for donation of food and money.
We need the involvement of the entire county to keep RCEFS working and providing emergency food to our neighbors.