KCFA Programs

Food insecurity impacts every part of daily life in our families and communities, from health disparities to school performance. Access to adequate and nutritional food can make a significant difference in improving the quality and longevity of our lives. At KCFA we have three programs we operate to help connect people in Koochiching County with food.

Food Shelf
Program

School Pantry
Program

Food Distribution Program

KCFA Food Shelf

Core program at KCFA

The core program at KCFA is our food shelf program. We operate choice style shopping models in three locations- our main location in International Falls, and a satellite location in Minnesota North College: Rainy River. Our food shelves participate in the TEFAP federal program and we make our best attempt to offer a variety of free food and goods at all locations including:  frozen meats, milk, frozen meals, feminine hygiene products and household items. To be eligible for this program, shoppers must be income eligible (income at or below 300% of federal poverty level) and are required to fill out a single page intake form once a year. Shoppers can shop at any of our locations up to twice per month, in total.

FOOD SHELF HOURS + LOCATIONS

International Falls
Tuesday 1:00pm- 5:00 pm

Wednesday 1:00pm- 5:00pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Minnesota North: Rainy River
Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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KCFA Food Distribution

Food distribution program

FOOD DISTRIBUTION HOURS + LOCATION

Locations: 

KCFA School Pantries

Food pantries for students or staff

In addition to our full food shelves, KCFA partners with local schools to operate smaller food pantries at the following schools:  Falls High and Littlefork/ Big Falls. These pantries are funded by KCFA and operated by school staff and teachers. These pantries are available to any student or staff in need of food. To access these pantries, please contact school staff.

SCHOOL Pantries HOURS + LOCATION

Locations: Falls High, Littefork/Big Falls

Hours: See school staff

CSFP

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

KCFA is a distribution site for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), formerly known as NAPS. This  program provides a free box of food each month to low-income seniors 60 years of age and over. Qualifying participants must be low-income Minnesota residents: seniors 60+ at 130% poverty level. You can apply for this program at our International Falls location or online.

CSFP HOURS + INFORMATION

2023 Box Delivery Dates (pickup during open shopping hours, until the 15th of each month):

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