If families are in need of assistance in navigating community resources, please contact the school social worker at your child's school.
School food shelves
Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School - The Den
The Evergreen Park World Cultures Community School's The Den offers food, basic needs, winter clothing and school supplies. If you're in need, contact Ashley Akwa at 763-506-2551 (room 135).
Coon Rapids Middle School - The Falcon Nest
The Falcon Nest is an in-school resource to help Coon Rapids Middle School students and families in economic distress. We provide paper items, school supplies, food, and personal hygiene products. If you are in need of these items or would like to donate, please call Mrs. Tauer, student achievement advisor at 763-506-4991 or Ms. Yankovec, school social worker at 763-506-4932.
Northdale Middle School - Viktor's Pantry
Viktor's Pantry is an in-school resource for any Northdale family or student in need of assistance. We provide nonperishable food items, school supplies, toiletries, and some household supplies. These items can be sent home with students in a backpack or parents and guardians are welcome to make an appointment to come in.
Additionally, Northdale Middle School participates in the Sheridan Story, a weekly backpack program sending food home with students. If you would like to participate in the program, or have any questions about Viktor's Pantry, please call or email Julia Messenger, MSW, LICSW, school social worker, at 763-506-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High schoolsBlaine High School - Tiger Takeout
Please contact Cassidy Pohl, student achievement advisor, with any questions.
Champlin Park High School - The Shelf
The Shelf is an in-school resource to help students and families in economic crisis. Located in House 1, the Shelf has food, school supplies, and personal hygiene items. The hours are before school starts or after school until 3 p.m. Parents are welcome anytime during the day.
If you have further questions, feel free to contact Amy Carroll, school social worker, for more information or to schedule a visit.
Coon Rapids High School food shelf
Coon Rapids High School has a food shelf to support students and families in need. We stock nonperishable food, personal hygiene products, paper products, and school supplies. Students can visit the food shelf and bring home food and supplies in a backpack, or parents can schedule an appointment.
Please call Kristen Patton, school social worker, at 763-506-7133 or Shannon Madison, assistant principal, at 763-506-7121, for more information or to schedule a visit.
Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School
Anoka-Hennepin Technical High School has a small in-school food shelves available for students and their families in need of resources. The food shelf has non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products and a small supply of clothing items for students and families. Students and families can access the food shelf in each building by talking to any support staff in the building.
Robin Burge-Ross, school social worker, maintains the food shelf at Technical and can assist any student with their food shelf needs.
Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School
Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School has a small in-school food shelf available for students and their families in need of resources. The food shelf has non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products for students and families. Students and families can access the food shelf in each building by talking to any support staff in the building.
Taylor Browen, school social worker, maintains the food shelf at Regional and can assist any student with their food shelf needs. Taylor's office is located across from the vending machine, next to the MLC and school-based therapist office.
Compass Programs - Compass Cares
Compass Cares is a community-based food shelf to provide supplemental food and household supplies to families of the Compass Programs. Students and their families are identified as having a need for support in a variety of ways, or may seek the support. The food shelf offers the families basic, non perishable, ingredients as well as hygiene and household supplies (toothbrushes, toiletries, basic utensils, etc.).
The program is discreet because the supplies are sent home with students in a backpack. Each student can choose to help designate the items their family is in need of, or the items are chosen by food shelf staff. The bag is filled, along with a message to let families know which community groups have helped to supply the food shelf. Bags are returned weekly to be reused the following week.
River Trail Learning Center - OuR TLC Shelf
River Trail Learning Center (RTLC) at L.O. Jacob and Verndale provides food, paper and hygiene products, along with gently used clothing and other household goods. Students can pack their own items during open hours each week (weekly time scheduled with classroom teacher) or parents can schedule a confidential appointment by calling Julie Beaufeaux at 763-506-1967.