Reducing hunger in our community & restoring hope to the people we serve.
With the help of the Monticello Community, 2016 was another fantastic year at the Monticello Help Center. Donations and food drives from so many area businesses, schools, organizations and churches helped to provide the food and funding needed for our programs. In addition, grants from the Wright County Area United Way, The Medica Foundation, Wright County Thrivent and the Monticello Lions continue to provide a vital portion of our funding.
With the help of over 200 dedicated volunteers from this wonderful community, we are happy to report that we were able to serve 2,730 households with regular food shelf visits, 225 households with Thanksgiving baskets, and 2,024 students during our summer Kids Kitchen program. A grand total of 452,124 pounds of food was distributed in 2016 at the Help Center - what an amazing number to show how the Monticello Community takes care of people.
In addition, we worked in collaboration with the Monticello School District backpack program for children. Together, we were able to distribute an additional 30,034 pounds of healthy weekend snacks and meals in 12,802 backpack bags to 424 children in the district from October to May.
215 Cedar Street
Mailing (P.O. Box 1220)
Monticello, MN 55362
Areas of Interest
Our community food shelf is a program that offers to help eligible residents who have limited financial resources receive healthy and nutritious food. This service is available to all ages and races.
Many of us a lucky enough to be in a position to give financially to organizations we believe in and support. There are many ongoing costs to operating a food shelf, please learn more about donating financially.
Our clothing center provides a place for individuals and families who may be struggling to make ends meet to shop gently used clothing donated by the community. Clothing stocked on a seasonal basis to prepare for the seasons.
Other Ways to Help
There are a variety of ways that you, your group, or organization can help us to eliminate hunger in our community. We are always looking for unique partnerships and opportunities to better serve our clients.
As with many nonprofit organizations, we are only as good as our volunteers. We have a wide array of needs within the Monticello Help Center that are met by volunteers like you donating their time and kindness.
We are currently in need of more space. Our space not only limits the number of people we can help, it also eliminates the opportunity for us to store donated fresh foods. Learn how to help us build our new facility!
Use the form below to contact us regarding any information you can't seem to find on our site. We are always happy and eager to help. Whether you are a client looking for help obtaining our services, or if you're a community member wanting more details about volunteering or donating, this is the place to ask!