We use a client-choice model and we provide a personal shopper to shop for you based upon your requests. You can make an appointment via phone, or you may use the Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf Request Form and we will fill your requests, contact you to confirm your order, and have your order ready for curbside pickup or delivery at your scheduled appointment time. Delivery priority is given to seniors and health-related homebound persons).
At this time, services are accessible by afternoon appointments only. Please call (651) 224-4607.
Donation drop-off hours are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. If you are dropping off a donation, please call ahead (651-224-4607) if you are able so that we can be ready when you arrive.
The Clothing Closet
- Our clothing closet is open Monday-Thursday 3-4:30pm. Please enter through the McKubin Street Entrance and come up the stairs.
- Clothing donations are accepted with the following criteria: only clean and current season clothing accepted. Limit 2 paper bags per client donated.
The Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf operates on a client-choice model and strives to assist families in achieving self-sufficiency and empowerment through providing basic needs of food and clothing.
The wide variety of items available at the Food Shelf include dry goods, canned items, fresh produce, bread, personal hygiene products, pet food, and culturally specific foods donated by partners.
Outstanding partnerships continue to ensure that the Food Shelf provides very nutritious offerings.
Approximately 25 pounds per person is distributed per visit
We focus on sourcing culturally-specific foods
We look forward to a brand-new gardening season and hope for a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, green peas, carrots, sweet peppers, collard greens, and strawberries to supplement the Food Shelf’s fresh produce offerings and teach ELC students math, science, and gardening concepts.
22,864 clients served in our community
- 460,056 pounds of food served in our Food Shelf
What Makes Hallie’s Food Shelf Unique?
- We offer a client-choice model, where community members can pick the items they will use instead of being handed a stock bag which may contain items that do not meet their dietary or cultural needs.
- In addition to our staple pantry, we offer fresh produce and bread.
- Strides were made in 2020 in sourcing culturally-specific foods so that all families may obtain what they seek.
- We deliver within 10 miles of HQBCC through a partnership with DoorDash
- We allow clients to come once per week
Free Fresh Produce Market
- Open July 10th – September 1st from 1-4pm. No appointment necessary
- Come to the front of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center to grab your fresh produce at no cost!