Financial support may be mailed to
McLeod Food Shelf
719 13th St E
Glencoe MN 55336
Food, personal care, and financial donations
are accepted at either distribution site:
Glencoe (719 13th St E) or
Hutchinson (489 Hwy 7 E)
during the following hours:
Generally, the following items are most needed:
(quinoa, barley, dry popcorn, cereal)
UNSALTED NUTS & NUT BUTTERS (all varieties)
(pork, beef, chicken, tuna, salmon)
COOKING & BAKING ITEMS
(all varieties of flour, spices & seasonings, salad dressings, marinades, condiments)
(boxed/pouch potatoes, rice & pasta, canned soup
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
(full-size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, toothpaste, tampons, maxipads, toilet paper)
HOUSEHOLD CARE ITEMS
(laundry soap, dish soap, hand soap, kleenex, papertowels
Fresh, frozen, and refrigerated items gladly accepted.
Items NOT accepted: Home-processed foods & farm-fresh eggs
McLeod Food Shelf safely distributes most shelf-stable foods up to 3-years past the best-by date on the packaging.
High-acid foods (ie. tomato-based foods and canned pineapple) are limited to
18-months past best-by.
Please freeze meats before use-or-freeze-by-date and store them appropriately before donating.
Bulk items cannot be repacked.
Manufacturing information & full ingredient list must be intact for distribution.
Wet, soiled, severely rusted, or dented foods not accepted.
McLeod Emergency Food Shelf (MEFS) is an exempt organization as described by the Internal Revenue Code under Section 501(c)(3). FEIN# 41-1470696.
Donations are tax deductible as no goods or services were provided or exchanged for the stated contribution. MEFS is committed to donor privacy rights and does not sell, trade, or share donor personal information without donor consent. MEFS maintains esteemed stewardship of donations, documenting 97% of funds for food program distribution and 3% for program administration (2017).
Yearly Individual Donation Acknowledgement Statements are mailed out each January with cash & food donation totaling more than $10 and/or pounds. Individual receipts available upon request at time of donation. Please contact MEFS with address corrections.
Groceries are available for pick-up once a calendar month at either of our distribution sites. Shoppers are also welcome to stop in for fresh produce weekly in-between full grocery trips.