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Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution(CSFD). CSFD distributes surplus food that is provided by Second Harvest Heartland to 200 families per month.

CSFD has partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to help end hunger in our community, by distributing surplus food, such as over stocked, close-dated or bulk items to individuals and families who are in crisis or who’s income does not exceed federal poverty guidelines.

CSFD has partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to help end hunger in our community, by distributing surplus food, such as over stocked, close-dated or bulk items to individuals and families who are in crisis or who’s income does not exceed federal poverty guidelines.

Operating as usual

05/31/2022

Final update, 1:30 p.m. June 2: Whew! We are cleaning up a handful of odds and ends across the system, but we’re out of crisis mode. Thank you to everyone involved in our restoration efforts, from local restaurants to neighboring co-ops and contractors. As our VP/COO Andy Olson mentioned, “I am blown away (pardon the pun) by the energy, enthusiasm, patience, and dedication shown by everyone who contributed.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, but would like to add one more thing: ECE members are the absolute best! 🤩

Previous, 8:15 a.m. June 2: Crews are looking at 58 separate outages impacting about 80 members. They will be working hard today, so give them room to work if you see them out and about. Moving over and slowing down keeps everyone safe! Please don't hesitate to continue calling in downed lines to 1-800-254-7944.

Previous, 5:30 p.m. June 1: It’s been a grueling, mosquito-filled day. We’re sitting at around 200 members without power. We hate to share this, but some of these outages will continue overnight and into tomorrow. Our crews were so hopeful about getting everything wrapped up today but there’s just too much damage. Again, if you need a medical device to safely sleep, we suggest making alternate arrangements or finding a backup power source. We can’t thank our members enough for the kind messages and positive attitudes!

Previous, 8 a.m. June 1: Crews are hitting the ground running this morning, refreshed and ready to tackle 285 separate outages impacting around 550 members. There's still a lot of work to be done but we've got good weather and supportive members. We can do this! Please continue to call in downed lines at 1-800-254-7944.

Previous, 6:30 p.m. May 31: After nearly 24 hours, our employees will soon need some sleep to continue working safely. Crews are trying to safely complete as much restoration as possible before mandatory rest at 10 p.m. We do expect some members to be without power overnight. If you need a medical device to sleep, please make alternate arrangements or find a backup power source. We currently have around 2,000 members without power, largely in Pine County. We wish we could pinpoint a restoration time, but we do not have estimated time frames for any areas. Your growing frustration has not gone unnoticed, but neither has your kindness and patience. We hope our members understand just how much we appreciate your support as we work to turn the lights back on without compromising safety! And as we keep repeating, please treat every downed power line as if it is live.

Previous, 1 p.m. May 31: We currently have 300 outages impacting around 3,000 members. A big thank you to neighboring crews for assisting with restoration! For the many still without power, we understand the irritation and your worry about spoiled food. However, we absolutely can’t sacrifice safety for the sake of speed. No one wants to issue a press release due to a workplace accident. Please try to understand that we are doing our absolute best while keeping safety (yours AND ours) at the forefront of everything we do.

Previous, 10 a.m. May 31: We have contractors, as well as crews from a neighboring co-op, coming to help with the intense cleanup efforts. Our outage map is showing around 3,500 members without power, which will probably fluctuate as members discover more damage. Your kind words are keeping our spirits high and reminding us that our small communities always support one another in times of need. ❤️ Continue to stay away from downed power lines because they can be energized even if they aren't sparking. Live wires can also be tangled in fallen trees.

Previous, 5:30 a.m. May 31: It’s been a long night for our crews and contractors. The area we cover is dense with trees and the storm’s winds were brutal. We’re down to around 3,000 without power. We know everyone wants an estimated restoration time, and it’s frustrating not having electricity. It’s frustrating to us, too, because there is just so much damage to work through that has created unsafe conditions. Please remember that employees have been up all night working to restore your power and they deserve to get home safely. Again, this will likely take a day or two before everyone is restored; you might need to find alternate sleeping arrangements or use a backup generator. Continue to avoid downed lines at all costs!

Previous, 10:15 p.m. May 30: The storm that plowed through really did a number on our equipment. We have no estimation for power restoration because it could be a multi-day event. 😞 We have all available crews out working and a number of employees working behind the scenes as well. Please be patient and know that we are doing our best to communicate with you and repair the damage. As always, we remind you to stay away from downed lines! Don’t attempt to move a tree with a line touching it, and don’t drive over a downed power line either. We want everyone to stay safe throughout the cleanup process.

Previous, 8:20 p.m. May 30: Over 10,000 members are without power. If you can’t reach us via SmartHub or 1-800-254-7944, please remember that your meter has likely already automatically reported your outage. It’s all hands on deck tonight. Also, if you need a medical device to sleep, consider making alternate sleeping arrangements.

Original, 7:45 p.m. May 30: Thanks to a line of nasty storms, ECE currently has 3,000+ members without power throughout our service area. This number will likely climb as the storm system moves across the state. Please be patient, check on your neighbors, and never approach downed power lines. Watch our outage map for more details: https://www.ecemn.com/woViewer/mapviewer.html?config=Outage%20Web%20Map

05/30/2022
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05/30/2022

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Photos from Nick & Drew's Discount Foods - Isanti's post
05/21/2022

Photos from Nick & Drew's Discount Foods - Isanti's post

They are open!!!Come on by and check out their new store in Isanti. We the board will be here all weekend volunteering o...
05/20/2022

They are open!!!
Come on by and check out their new store in Isanti.
We the board will be here all weekend volunteering our time.

Open to 8pm tonight!
Monday-Saturday 9am to 8pm
Sundays 10am-6pm

05/08/2022
05/02/2022

Thank you to all teachers who work tirelessly each day to inspire, motivate, educate, care and love the students in our community! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week ❤️!

04/17/2022
03/17/2022
03/17/2022
03/16/2022

For anyone that sends messages on distribution day, don't expect a reply back. We are so busy inside with getting food ready, we just don't have time to respond. You need to message us the day before when we have more time to reply. Thanks, Face Book team.

03/13/2022
Photos from Dairy Queen's post
03/11/2022

Photos from Dairy Queen's post

03/08/2022

Facts for the year of 2021, which we just finished. We handed out 252,732 #'s of food, fed 1,687 families = 4,514 guests. With Covid around, I think we did an awesome job. Our Board, I believe, deserves a big Thank you for all their hard work. They kept everything flowing very well, yes there were some trying times, but we all managed. I also want to send a Great Thanks to all the Volunteers, they were here when we needed them. If it weren't for them and their hard work every month, we wouldn't be able to have this distribution. A BIG THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE who gives their time and energy each month.

02/26/2022

WIC families: Please be aware of a recall on powdered formula from Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare. Check your formula before using and exchange it at the store if it part of the recall.

If your infant formula is affected by the recall, do not use it! WIC participants can exchange the recalled formula at the store it was purchased.

See if your powdered formula is part of the recall here: https://bit.ly/3H9bV75

01/21/2022

See you Saturday during our 1/2 price Fan Appreciation Day Sale🍦

We would like to congratulate Nick & Drew's on their new location! Their new store location will be in Isanti, not to fa...
01/20/2022

We would like to congratulate Nick & Drew's on their new location! Their new store location will be in Isanti, not to far from us!

Nick & Drew's love helping out their community. We would like to say thank you to them, as Four of them came out and volunteered their time this past Tuesday at our distrubtion. Some of you got to see them, as they were helping load groceries into vehicles.

Nick & Drew's have donated food to our distrubtion often, helping out each of our families in the community! ❤

01/15/2022

A few reminders for Tuesday...

*New Year means re-registration. Please bring your ID and a utility Bill matching name and current address please. Please bring a pen to fill out paper in your vehicle ahead of time, before coming into building. Please print clearly.

*DO NOT COME BEFORE 1PM (please watch the time on your phone)

*No parking on the streets or in the businesses around the fairgrounds waiting until 1pm

*Have your trunk or back hatch/door or bed of your truck clear so we can place your food in that area please. (We can't load food in front or back seat of your vehicle.)

*Only 1 share per household/address and only 2 households per vehicle please.

*Please have patience, as it will take a little longer to get through the line, due to re-registration.

Thank you, see you all on Tuesday!
Don't let the snow keep you away if snowing and it's suppose to be in the 20's heatwave!!!

01/02/2022
Merry Christmas from our families to yours.
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from our families to yours.

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at CSFD.

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11/23/2021
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11/15/2021

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11/12/2021
Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

Please note time Tuesday distribution is from 2:30-4:30pm

I've been told some are seeing a different time on Facebook.

We are changing to Winter hours this month (closing 30 mins earlier)
Please do not show up before 1pm
(check your phone time)

Thank you

Send a message to learn more.

11/03/2021

Dairy Queen will be serving a FREE Medium Blizzards to all veterans on Thursday Nov 11, 2021. THANK YOU for your service! 🇺🇸

10/02/2021
09/09/2021
Good morning, Tomorrow is the day!We are always looking for volunteers. Especially those that can lift and bend regularl...
08/16/2021

Good morning,
Tomorrow is the day!
We are always looking for volunteers.
Especially those that can lift and bend regularly.
You can come between 9:30-1pm. Please volunteer until at least 4pm, but would like if you could volunteer until the end with clean up (5-5:30pm).
Please dress for the weather and NO OPEN TOED SHOES.
Bring something to drink, needs to be in a closed container. If staying the day, if you need a snack/lunch make sure to bring one.
See you tomorrow!

08/15/2021

Hey just wanted to let those that read the paper know that distrubtion is on Tuesday the 17th not on the 18th. The wrong date was in the papers. It's always on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

If you know of anyone that is not on fb and only reads the papers, please let them know the right date.

Thank you!

Good morning, We are always looking for volunteers. Especially those that can lift and bend regularly. You can come betw...
08/09/2021

Good morning,

We are always looking for volunteers.
Especially those that can lift and bend regularly.
You can come between 9:30-1pm. Please volunteer until at least 4pm, but would like if you could volunteer until the end with clean up (5-5:30pm).
Please dress for the weather and NO OPEN TOED SHOES.
Bring something to drink, needs to be in a closed container. If staying the day, if you need a snack/lunch make sure to bring one.
See you Next week Tuesday!

We are always looking for volunteers. Especially those that can lift and bend regularly. You can come between 9:30-1pm. ...
08/01/2021

We are always looking for volunteers.
Especially those that can lift and bend regularly.
You can come between 9:30-1pm. Please volunteer until at least 4pm, but would like if you could volunteer until the end with clean up (5-5:30pm).
Please dress for the weather and NO OPEN TOED SHOES.
Bring something to drink, needs to be in a closed container. If staying the day, if you need a snack/lunch make sure to bring one.

Good morning!We are always looking for volunteers. Especially those that can lift and bend regularly. You can come betwe...
07/09/2021

Good morning!

We are always looking for volunteers.
Especially those that can lift and bend regularly.
You can come between 9:30-1pm. Please volunteer until at least 4pm, but would like if you could volunteer until the end with clean up (5-5:30pm).
Please dress for the weather and NO OPEN TOED SHOES.
Bring something to drink, needs to be in a closed container. If staying the day, if you need a snack/lunch make sure you bring one.

Address

3101 Highway 95 NE
Cambridge, MN
55008

General information

Director is Ed; Secretary is Donna; Board Members are Janelle, Jo, Jodi, Paul, and Darlene

Telephone

(612) 402-6100

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Distribution is held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. 22,000 pounds are distributed to approximately 250 families each month.
April - October -- 2:30 - 5pm ** November - March -- 2:30 - 4:30pm

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Distribution is held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. Registration starts at 2:30PM, food is handed out starting around 2:00pm - 2:30pm or depending on when the truck arrives. Food is handed out until 4:30pm (winter) 5:00pm(Summer), unless food is gone before that. ** Please DO NOT park at fairgrounds before 1PM or you will be put to end of line.** You need a Drivers License or 2 utility bills with your current address on them. Only 1 per address can get food. If you don’t have 2 ID’s you may not receive food. This is a must.

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TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE COOKIE LADIES WON'T BE THERE TODAY WE
With all of the destruction in our communities we all have to do what we can to keep our community safe and our families with food and other products they may need because ALL of our lives matter everyday. Divine Healthcare in St. Paul being located in the heart of the Midway riots. We were so lucky to be barely touched by rioters and able to continue to provide our services... We are gathering food and supplies to be able to help out our community as well as our employees and clients we serve that may be in need. If you have ANY thing that you can donate to this cause we would be greatly appreciated. Or if you know of any entity that is helping let me know.
I would like to thank every volunteers for a great job you did today. It was a blessing to have this still going when the world is upside down so the one who needed food could still get it. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.
Thankful for all the fresh foods this month Celery, apples, potatoes, bananas, grapes and all the rest too! Thank you!!
I have an idea for one of the side roads that people are not supposed to fill up. It's really sad that all the people that use the Fleet Farm parking lot and the road by Menards, I can't remember the 3rd road we aren't supposed to park on!! We can get shut down if they don't stop but yet they keep it up! So how about for a start if you (a volunteer) could make a big sign "stating that no vehicles from this street will be allowed to enter for Free Food" and put it by the stop sign where the cars come out of the road from Fleet Farm. Maybe put one by stop sign by Menards too! They have had way to many warnings about not blocking that road!!
another question. how many pieces of mail do i need? and i have a friend who lives with me. what will she need to bring???
I want to thank you all for working so hard for us. And to all the people who receive the food, please don't be in such a hurry. Be patient, don't break the rules, this site is by far the best they have had in a long time, let's not screw it up.
Also, if someone outside Isanti Co volunteers to help with the distribution, are they eligible for some of the food? Thank you!
Question --- Is this food distribution available to people living outside Isanti Co, such as a resident of Henriette, which I believe is in Kanabac Co?
Will you be distributing food for July?
I'm from Pine City, am I eligible?
What surrounding towns do you service? Chisago county and area foid shelves has you listed as a food resource for their citizens. Towns the list is given to is taylors falls, chisago city, lindstrom, shafer, palmdale, almalunde, center city. Do you serve these areas? I know you serve princeton and milaca( mil lacs county)as i know people there that use your service.