help and hope
The Market provides, free of charge, a seven day supply of groceries to neighbors living in Hastings School District 200 presently experiencing a crisis resulting in a short term need for food for themselves and their family. The Market is available for use by appointment only. Emergency bags are provided if no appointments are available or if only a few days worth of food in needed.
Much of the food we distribute is purchased from Second Harvest Heartland and our local grocers. Monetary donations are used to assist in these purchases. Hastings Family Service is able to turn a $10 donation into 70 pounds of food.
HFS also relies heavily on donations from local churches, schools, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. Please consider hosting a food drive to support the Market. Please view our list ofmost needed items.
Volunteers are essential to the Market. Volunteers assist shoppers, pack groceries and sort food donations.