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1884 Whitaker StreetWhite Bear Lake, MN 55110


It's Garden Season in Minnesota! Use your talents to help increase access to healthy foods for all our neighbors in the White Bear Area by participating in the Community Roots program at the White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf.

The mission of Community Roots is to increase access to fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce to those in need by providing a safe, productive, learning environment where neighbors work cooperatively toward a common goal. Community Roots will pro vide a hands-on opportunity for neighbors to learn how to grow food and build community connections. In addition to learning how to garden, Community Roots participants will receive educational materials on how to prepare vegetables in a safe, delicious and healthy way.

According to Gardening Matters, a local nonprofit promoting and preserving community gardening across the Twin Cities, local benefits to community gardening include:

  • An increased sense of community ownership and stewardship.
  • Is a healthy inexpensive activity for youth that can bring them closer to nature, and allow them to interact with each other in a socially meaningful and physically productive way.
  • Studies have shown that community gardeners and their children eat healthier diets than do non-gardening families.
We need your help to plan, plant, tend, and harvest the Food Shelf Garden through our Community Roots Program.


  • Nutrition
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week
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