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 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm and the third Monday of each month 5:30 pm – 7:00pm. 

Days Closed in 2020:
May 25th (Memorial Day)
September 7th (Labor Day)

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.

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 typically starts on the 1st Monday of November. 

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