• Our TLC Shelf

    Our TLC Shelf is an in school resource to help students and families in economic crisis. Our TLC Shelf has food, personal hygiene items and some clothing available. It is open each day school is in session. Hours are before school (7:45 - 8:30 a.m.), after school (1:45 - 2:05 p.m.), or during the day by appointment. If you have further questions, or wish to schedule an appointment, please call Julie Beaufeaux at 763-506-1967.
  • Giving to Our TLC Shelf

    Our TLC accepts monetary donations in the form of cash, check, and gift cards. If you would like to contribute, please mail or drop off your donation at River Trail Learning Center. Please make checks payable to "AHEF" with Our TLC Shelf or RTLC Food Shelf in the memo line. All monetary donations go directly and exclusively to the food shelf. 

    Our TLC Shelf is in need of the following items:
    Food Items:
    • Macaroni & cheese
    • Ramen
    • Canned meats - tuna, chicken
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Peanut butter
    • Jelly or jam
    • Instant mashed potatoes
    • Pasta (all kinds)
    • Canned soups
    • Fruit cups/applesauce
    Hygiene Products:
    • Soap (in bars)
    • Shampoo & conditioner
    • Travel-size hygiene items
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
    • Lotion
    • Combs & brushes
    • Dish detergent
    • Laundry detergent
    • Backpacks
    • Reusable cloth bags
    • Plastic forks and spoons
    • Water bottles
    • Toilet paper
    • Paper towels
    • Kleenex
    • Plastic Baggies - any size
  • Faith and community partners

    River Trail Learning Center is blessed to have members of the community working alongside our school to fund, stock, and volunteer at our food shelf.  We are so grateful for their time, efforts, and support of students and their families.  Please support us by supporting these community members:

    • Northgate Church
    • RTLC Staff & Families
    • Cub Foods
    • Costco
    • Target
    • Doroschak Dental and Crest Toothpaste
    • Hennepin County Medical Center
  • Community resources

    Anoka County Community Action Program (ACCAP)
      Resources for food, housing, and energy assistance
      1201 89th Ave NE, Suite 345
      Blaine, MN 55434
      on-line resource guide available at:
      *full listing of free meals throughout the month

    Bridge to Benefits
      Find out if you qualify for public programs that can help stretch your family budget, information on how to apply, where to apply, and applications to print.

    Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
    Multiple resources for basic needs, including food shelf
    1201 89th Ave NE, Blaine, Suite 130 (Blaine Human Service Center)
    Fare For All
      A non-profit  volunteer based cooperative food buying program. Open to the public. Monthly food packages available for around $17.
      763-450-3880 or 1-800-582-4291

    Twin Cities Free Market
      An internet forum for people to give and get free household, yard, and family items. If you do not have regular access to the web,
      call 651-222-7678

    United Way 2-1-1
      24-hour information and referral service for health recreation, education, social services, etc.
      2-1-1 or 651-291-0211 or 1-800-543-7709
      Also has information available for Housing resources at same numbers listed above or at
      www.thebeehive.org or www.housinglink.org

  • McKinney-Vento law

    If you feel like you meet the eligibility requirements under the McKinney-Vento Law, contact Julie Beafeaux at 763-506-1967 or the district liaison Karrie Schaff at 763-433-4695.

    According to the McKinney-Vento Act  homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including children who are:

    1. Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or
    economic hardship;

    2. Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of adequate accommodations;

    3. Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

    4. Are abandoned in hospitals;

    5. Awaiting foster care placement;

    6. Living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;

    7. Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings;

    8. Migratory children living in conditions described in the previous

    9. Unaccompanied youth who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

  • Contact us

    River Trail Learning Center at LO Jacob (RTLC) 
    1700 Coon Rapids Blvd.
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    (763) 506-1900 Main Office
    (763) 506-1903 fax

    Our TLC Food Shelf
    Contact: Julie Beaufeaux
    (763) 506-1967
    Our TLC Food Shelf is open each day school is in session
    Hours: 7:45-8:30 a.m., 1:45-2:05 p.m., or by appointment