NACE Food Shelf

A Ministry of St. Patrick

NACE Food Shelf

North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf


North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) is a local food shelf that distributes food to people in need. St. Patrick’s helps raise food and money for NACE from food drives and a fundraiser called “Empty Bowls”.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls is a fundraiser held at St. Patrick’s to help raise money for NACE Food Shelf.

When: 3rd Thursday in March.

Where: St. Patrick’s Social Hall


  • Work with clients during distribution days
  • Pick up food donations and deliver them to the NACE locations
  • Weighing and sorting food and/or clothing donations
  • Restocking the food shelf
  • Organizing food and fund drives

For Clients

  • You are welcome to visit NACE up to 12 times a year. How you space it out is up to you, but one time a month is preferred.
  • You will need an I.D. and a piece of mail with the current address for each adult in the household
  • County assistance visits: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (1:00 – 2:00 pm)

Distribution Times

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – Noon
  • Tuesday: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 1:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

Food Donations

Food donations are accepted as long as someone is in the building, call first to make sure clothing donations are accepted in season, please call to arrange a drop-off. All donations given to NACE are tax deductible.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me…Matthew 25:35-36


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Ministry Stats

Ministry Leader: Judy Carlson
Staff Contact: Jeremy Weakly

Age Groups: Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Outreach

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