La Crescent Healthy Community Partnership

HCP News and Upcoming Events

La Crescent Food Shelf is now located at 436 S. 6th St., La Crescent - the building formerly housing Pam's Design Perfection hair salon.

The Food Shelf has re-opened to shopping inside the building. Masks are currently not required, as we are in the LOW risk category per the CDC.

We are open these hours: Wednesdays 1 - 5 PM, Thursdays 2 - 6 PM, and the 2nd Saturday of the month, 9 AM - noon.

If you would like more information, or to volunteer, please contact LaCrescentFoodShelf@gmail.com.

Open Your Heart Summer Challenge July 2022

July is the annual Summer Challenge grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless through Hunger Solutions of MN - providing a grant to match any financial donations made in July, to participating Minnesota Food Shelves.

The La Crescent Food Shelf is so grateful for any and all contributions from our community - we've been blessed with your support through the pandemic, helping us with our mission to provide healthy food to any who need it. If you feel led to make a donation this summer, make it in July to help us get the matching funds, and your donation goes even further. You can donate by check to La Crescent Food Shelf, 436 S. 6th St, La Crescent, MN 55947; or online at givemn.org/story/LaCrescentFoodShelf ; or in person when we are open on Wednesdays 1 - 5 PM, Thursdays 2 - 6 PM and the 2nd Saturday in July (9th), 9 AM - Noon. Thank you!

Neighbors in Action

Neighbors in Action is working hard to meet the needs of our older neighbors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Care Partners are providing homemaking services throughout all of Houston County while adhering to the strictest safety protocols. We are also doing our best to meet transportation requests but have very few drivers who are willing to volunteer at this time. We are also able to meet requests for outdoor chores as volunteers are available. The safety or our clients, staff and volunteers remains our number one priority. Please call our office at 507-895-8123 if you or an older friend or neighbor needs assistance getting groceries, medications or other essential supplies. We can also provide regular phone calls for reassurance and companionship.

The La Crescent Community Bike Shoppe is located at 227 Main St., inside the AcenTek building. We are an all volunteer bike shop working year round on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 6-8 pm. In addition, you can find us June - August on the back parking lot behind Corky’s Pizza on Saturdays mornings, 9-12 pm. For more information call 608-790-2580.

Touching Moments Animal Assisted Activities

Do you have an affectionate pet that may be a good fit for pet therapy? Touching Moments is currently accepting applications for handler teams. To learn more visit www.touchmoments.org or call 507-894-2210.

Windy Ridge Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center is currently accepting volunteer applications for side walker and lead positions. If you love horses, enjoy helping others, and like having lots of fun, contact us today by calling 507-894-2210 to learn more.

Fundraiser to Support Diverse Libraries

We are pleased to announce our fundraiser to support diversifying local libraries raised $1200. Diverse libraries help to build community, preserve cultural heritage, and help us understand one another. The funds will be divided between our seven local libraries.

Neighbors Day 2023

Neighbors Day 2023 is scheduled for April 15, 2023! Mark your calendars now!