Vadnais Heights Food Shelf

2023 Holiday Food & Toy Drive


The Vadnais Heights Lions Club distribute food products on the third Saturday of every month between the hours of 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 East County Road F. The Food Shelf is open for extended holiday hours in the months of November and December from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Distribution of food is allowed to any family in need who are considered lower income. 

2023 Vadnais Heights Food Shelf Schedule (PDF)

Income Eligibility 

Households that are at or below 300% of the weekly Federal Poverty Level (FPL) are eligible to receive Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) foods. Qualified recipients may register the day of the distribution. In case of a food emergency or if you have questions regarding the income guidelines, please contact Paul Schirer at 612-245-9259 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

TEFAP Eligibility Forms (English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Russian)

Income Eligibility (300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)

Family Size Annual Income
One $0 - $38,640
Two $38,641 - $52,260
Three $52-261 - $65,880
Four $65,881 - $79,500
Five $79,501 - $93,120
Six $93,121 - $106,740
Seven $106,741 - $120,360
Eight $120,361 - $133,980

How to Donate

In-Kind Donations

The community is invited to drop off donations of non-perishable food at City Hall, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may also donate during food distribution hours, on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. January through October, and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. November and December. Toys or age-appropriate items for children and teens are also accepted during the holiday season for the December Food Shelf and Toy Drive. 

If you would like to make a large donation, contact Paul Schirer at 612-245-9259 to arrange a drop of directly at the Food Shelf. The City Hall donation bin can only accommodate small donations. 

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations, used to fund gift certificates for perishable items, are also welcome. 

Donate by Mail: Make checks payable to the Vadnais Heights Lions Club Foundation and drop off or mail c/o Vadnais Heights City Hall, 800 East County Road E.

Tax Deductible

Donations are tax deductible as the Vadnais Heights Lions Club Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit. The Vadnais Heights Food Shelf is a partnership between the City of Vadnais Heights and the Vadnais Heights Lions Club.