About Us

ROCORI Area Food Shelf (RAFS) is a tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) agency. RAFS is run entirely by volunteers. RAFS is funded by grants, fundraisers and generous donations from the community. 

Location

We are located at 217 Main Street, Cold Spring. (Next to the American Legion) 

Hours

The food shelf is open:

Every Monday: 10:00am-2:30pm 
3rd Monday of the month: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Please call or text (320) 248-6943 with questions or assistance outside these hours.  ~Kelly

Days Closed in 2021:
May 31th (Memorial Day)
July 5th
September 6th (Labor Day)
December 27th

Inclement Weather

The Rocori Area Food Shelf will be closed when the Rocori schools are closed due to weather conditions. If Rocori schools start 2 hours late, we will be open as usual. 

Annual Events

March -

  • March is an important month since we receive matching grant money for donations received in March. Your donations are doubled by the MN FoodShare's March Campaign.
  • Cash Raffle - We sell Raffle Tickets for our annual fundraiser in March. This fundraiser   is sponsored by the local Lions. Buy a ticket and support the Rocori Area Food Shelf.

July -

  • Donations received in July are matched by Hunger Solutions.

August -

  • School Supply Drive - backpacks with school supplies are distributed in August to families in need.

September -

  • Oktoberfest Fundraiser - 9/26, 12pm-7pm, live music all day.
    Location: Third Street Brewhouse. 

November -

 •   Toy Shop toy drive begins:  Toys are needed for the Christmas toy program.  Please watch for donation boxes labeled "ROCORI Area Food Shelf Toy Shop" located at area businesses and retailers. The Holiday Toy Shop provides toys to families with children. Sign up starts November 8th. 

December -

  • Sign up continues for Holiday food boxes and the Holiday Toy Shop program. 
  • Holiday food boxes are distributed.
  • Holiday Toy Shop toys are distributed to families with
    children age 0-12