Open Your Heart recently provided SACA with funding toward a tilting pallet jack. A new, tilting pallet jack will increase SACAs efficiency sorting and stocking food and provide volunteers with a much safer, more comfortable environment. Many of SACAs volunteers are seniors, making it especially important that they provide a working environment that is as safe as possible.

SACA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit food shelf located in Columbia Heights.  SACA has been serving the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley, Spring Lake Park, and NE Minneapolis for 44 years. Using the Client Choice food shelf model, they serve an average of 1,400 in crisis families (an average of 3,400 people), giving out almost 58,000 pounds of food monthly.

Free Produce Giveaways
In partnership with Second Harvest Heartland, SACA gives away thousands of pounds of produce on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month during the growing season (July 22 – October 14). These are free, drive-through events that are open to the public. They’re always looking for volunteers to help unload the truck, pack boxes, and distribute them to cars. Learn more about the events HERE. Folks can sign up to volunteer HERE.

SACA is Growing! 
They’ve recently purchased a new building that is 3 times larger than their current facility, allowing them to provide more food and resources to meet the increasing need in the community. You are invited to follow along on their growth journey by following them on Facebook (@SACA Food Shelf) or Instagram (@sacafoodshelf). They’re aiming to raise $500k to expand their staffing and services in the new building. 

SACA Open House
On September 8 from 11-1, they’re inviting community members to tour their new space, hear from their leaders, and learn more about the project. Their friends at Northeast Bank are providing lunch for the event. Learn more HERE.

Thank you, Southern Anoka Community Assistance, for everything you do!