help and hope

since 1970

School Supply Assistance


Hastings Family Service assists families in school district 200  who are struggling with the cost of school supplies and helps them with this extra financial burden.  


Receiving School Supply Assistance 

School supplies will be distributed August 22nd-24th and August 28th-29th. Appointments can be made by calling 651-437-7134 starting August 14th.


To receive school supplies the parent or guardian is required to show a picture ID and a current piece of mail postmarked within the two weeks or a current utility bill.  They must also have knowledge of income and expenses for the household.  For each child receiving supplies proof of enrollment in school is required.  If a child is attending school outside of ISD 200 the proof of enrollment MUST show an address within our service area.  



Helping with School Supply Assistance

School supply donations are accepted at Hastings Family Service.  Our most needed items are large backpacks (no wheels, large enough to hold snow pants), pens (black, blue and red ink), black dry erase markers, calculators (TI-30XIIS), ear buds, sturdy folders (plain colors- orange & black), pencil bags/pouches, watercolor sets, post-it notes, and pointed scissors.