Princeton Pantry

Thank you Princeton Lions!

During the Princeton Lions Club meeting on Monday, June 20, Lions member Pete Kleingartner presented the Princeton Area Food Pantry with a pledged donation of $10,000.

Pastor Bob Hasinfelt, chairperson of the Princeton pantry, was present at the meeting to accept the donation.

The donation was originally pledged to the pantry to go towards the purchase of a new building, however, those plans fell through. Now the donation will go towards the remodel and redecoration of the pantry’s mall location after the pantry purchases the building and become part of the mall association.

Thank you Princeton! Because of you in 2021:

The Food Shelf served 3,273 people

The Mall/Fresh Market served 15,836 people

Thank you to the Princeton Chamber of Commerce for the donations through Light Up Princeton.

Thank you to the volunteers who provided 5,254 hours of time

Thank you for donations of food from individuals and from our local businesses.

Thank you for all your support both financial and in kind.

Hours Mon and Wed 1-3 and Fri. 1-9 am. .

Thank you to local business donors who gave a total of 262,166 lbs of food items to the Princeton Pantry in 2021

  • Aldi’s: 17,665 lbs

  • Coborns: 72,395 lbs

  • Walmart: 149,139 lbs

  • Pizza Hut: 351 lbs

  • Kwik Trip: 22,616 lbs

Food Shelf Pantry and Reclamation Center (Fresh Market) hours:

Mon. and Wed. 1-3 pm, Fri. 9-11 am.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Princeton Pantry is to provide sufficient quantities of quality nutritionally balanced food to serve those in need. This will be accomplished by gathering and sharing information, ideas, and resources; by working jointly on issues of importance to food shelves. The Princeton Pantry will also take an active role in community education around hunger and poverty issues to include food and nutrition programs.

Money Gives More to the Pantry

Cash or check donations allow the pantry to purchase food items they are unable to accept from food donations, such as produce, meat, and dairy. Cash donations are also stretched, meaning every dollar donated will result in four pounds of food for the pantry. Lastly, cash doesn’t spoil or expire, so it can be used throughout the year.

6th Avenue Location

Here we provide groceries for families in need that live in the area of the Princeton School District. All families are able to use the Pantry once per month. We give our clients approximately five days worth of food as well as holiday meal baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Location

Princeton Mall Location

At this location, we provide dairy, produce, bakery and other items that have donated by the local grocery stores. Our clients can use this facility as often as three times per week. Location

Contact Us

Princeton Pantry - 104 6th Avenue South - Princeton, MN 55371 - 763-631-3578 - Pastor Bob Hasinfelt, President - 763-389-2777

Reclamation Center / Fresh Market - 763-220-5199