March 2021 Food Shelf Collection

Throughout March, the SOTV Food Shelf is collecting the below items.

Most wanted items:

  • Fruit juice (like Juicy Juice, not drink mixes)
  • Hearty soups
  • Luncheon meat/Spam
  • Rice or pasta side dishes
  • Beans: pinto, black, baked
  • White dried beans (ex: Great Northern)
  • Ketchup
  • Salad dressings
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Facial Tissue (ex: Kleenex)
  • Paper towels
  • Feminine sanitary supplies
  • Diapers (size 5 & 6)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent

Please bring any donations in a paper bag to the metal shelf by door 3 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please Help Us Spread the Word

With increasing rates of food insecurity, you would think appointments at Shepherd of the Valley Food Shelf would be full. Yet, many appointment slots remain empty. Sadly, we know there are people out there who need our support. We are asking you to help spread the word about SOTV’s Food Shelf!

  • Share the flyer (post it at your workplace if appropriate)
  • Send this link ( to family and friends for details about the Food Shelf appointment openings

About Shepherd of the Valley Food Shelf:

Shepherd of the Valley partners with 360 Communities to operate our in-house food shelf. We typically assist 43 families weekly.

How you can help:

  • Give to the General Fund, which supports all of our ministries.
  • In-Kind donations needed (no monetary support needed for these ministries now). Please put all donations in paper grocery bags, and leave on the metal rack near Door 3 at SOTV on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
    • Non-perishable food and paper bags for the Food Shelf. Please check expiration dates; we cannot accept food that is expired. Thank you for your support!
      • Most needed items: hard taco shells, taco seasonings, canned pineapple, canned mixed fruit, canned mandarin oranges, brownie mix, cream style corn, cream of chicken soup, boxed scalloped potatoes, canned corn
    • Children’s artwork for people who are ill (in hospice care, nursing homes, and homebound)
    • Hand-made items for nursing home residents at Presbyterian Homes and Optage. Label bag “Presbyterian Homes/Optage Donation.”
      • Cards from the Heart are given to hospice patients and their families. See attached sheet for guidelines.
      • Face Masks
      • Prayer Squares are pocket-sized prayer shawls. See knitting and crocheting patterns (Example 1Example 2Example 3)

Questions about the food shelf? Contact Lisa Hegerman at 952.985.7329.

Can I still get food? Yes, SOTV is still having clients come get food in a modified way. To schedule an appointment, contact 360 Communities Burnsville office by calling 952.985.5300 Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.