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CAPI provides Food Shelf program in Minneapolis area through 2021

Terry Davis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MNCAPI, or originally called The Centre for Asian and Pacific Islanders, is holding a Food Shelf program this year. CAPI's Food Shelf program is a continuation form of the initial CAPI's form in 1982 as a food shelf to provide nutritional needs of Asian families in America after the Vietnam War.

Food Shelf serves those in need of nutritious food by providing culturally specific foods as well as fresh fruits and vegetables. Buyers will choose their best fit dietary and family needs through a client choice shopping model. Food Shelf has over 450,000 pounds of food per year for those in need.

Food Shelf will be open on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m, and from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. The location will be at 5930 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center.

The food will be pre-bagged by CAPI for this pandemic situation. The target participants are devoted to residents of Hennepin County with 200% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Participants should follow the health protocols, such as: park in a specialized parking spot marked by an orange cone and remain in their cars, prepare the food shelf card for food shelf client and have CAPI's staff member or volunteer load the food to participants.

CAPI's Fresh Produce Fridays will also continue this summer through early fall on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, on July 9 and 23, August 13 and 27, September 10 and 24 and October 8. The products will be given at 12.30 p.m and distribution will be begins from 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m at CAPI Immigrant Opportunity Center, 5930 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Center.

For more information about Food Shelf and other CAPI's program, visit https://www.capiusa.org/services/basic-needs/.

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