360 Communities delivers safety and stability that improves lives.
Our network of five food shelves provides immediate food and resources to individuals and families to bridge them through difficult times. We engage our food shelf customers to provide workable solutions that will stabilize them and offer hope for the future. We have food shelves in Burnsville, Rosemount, Lakeville, Apple Valley, and Farmington. All are welcome to receive food support services from 360 Communities. Each month, we serve between 800 and 1,000 households.
Consistently, among the five most wanted items our clients request are whole, fresh produce. We especially love produce that is familiar and meaningful to our diverse clientele which includes clients from Mexico and Latin America, Russia, Ukraine, West African immigrants, recent black immigrants, and Hmong peoples.
Please use the back entrance garage door labelled for deliveries. You do not need to call ahead unless your donation is more than would fit in a vehicle or truck.
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.