To help eliminate hunger in Minnesota, the ten food shelves of the NE Minnesota Network provide emergency and short-term food assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. No one who is in need of assistance will be turned away.
Little Free Pantries
The Rutabaga Project, with funding from Essentia Health and construction by the Mesabi Range College Carpentry Program, supports four little free pantries. Little Free Pantries look like the popular Little Free Libraries, except they contact food and personal care items. The pantries are maintained by the host sites and surrounding community members help to keep them stocked. Pantry Locations:
- AEOA: 702 3rd Ave S, Virginia MN 55792
- Hope Community Presbeterian Church: 212 S 5th Ave, Virginia, MN 55792
- Our Savior Lutheran Church: 1111 8th St S, Virginia, MN 55792
- Hoyt Lakes Municipal Building/Public Library: 206 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Hoyt Lakes, MN 55792