Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
Serenity Shelf is the food shelf division of SVCC. The purpose of Serenity Shelf is to provide hope and ensure that people in the immediate community and surrounding areas have access to food when needed. We have forged partnerships with some amazing, local organizations who donate food every week. Through these relationships, we are able to provide assistance to people in need, regardless of their current circumstance.
Each Friday evening at 5 PM, our team prepares a delicious dinner that is served to over 100 guests. After the meal, our guests are invited to fill bags with groceries to take home to their families for the week. Serenity Shelf has distributed more than 22,000 bags of groceries at our weekly dinner gathering in 2018 alone.
In addition to the weekly meal and shelf program, Serenity Shelf also partners weekly with Serenity Sandwiches and distributes approximately 50,000 pounds of produce and food to needy and homeless people in the areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Shelter meals is also a big part of Serenity Shelf. Twice per month, our volunteers prepare a delicious meal and selflessly and cheerfully serve the food to Stepping Stones and St. Stephen’s homeless shelters. We are honored to bring hope, love and encouragement in the form of a warm meal. Not only can we provide compassion, support and physical nourishment, but spiritual support and encouragement as well.
Serenity Shelf also acts as the SVCC events planning division. Throughout the year, we cater and serve meals for several large events such as annual dinners for the women of MNTC for Valentine’s Day and Christmas where we serve over 150 guests. We also host a summer BBQ, and are available to cater any other events at SVCC as needed.