Friends in Need Food Shelf 

The Friends in Need Food Shelf has served the communities of Cottage Grove, New Port, Saint Paul Park and Grey Cloud Island for the past 21 years.

Each year we help over 30,000 people with fresh produce, milk, eggs, meat, non-perishable food and toiletries. We also have a school supply program, Thanksgiving and Christmas programs.

Our emergency fund is used to help clients with things like prescriptions, glasses, car repairs, bills, etc. We are so grateful to our generous community for the amazing support they continue to give us!

Ways You Can Help:
Because most of the food given out is purchased from Second Harvest Heartland, money is always the best way to help as we can stretch each dollar.

We also appreciate donations of toiletry items such as shampoo, deodorant, diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, bar soap, etc.

There are several different ways you can volunteer!


For more information or questions, call Michelle Rageth at 651-458-0730 or contact her via email at