The City of Vadnais Heights and the Vadnais Heights Lions Club Foundation sponsor the annual Vadnais Heights Lions Toy/Food Drive, as well as our community needs programs, which benefit our lower income residents. The distribution of food and toys is Saturday, December 18 at the Vadnais Heights Commons, 655 East County Road F, from 9 am to 11 am. Bring proof of residency (driver’s license/photo ID, copy of utility bill) when picking up items.
Due to issues raised by COVID-19, our toy/food distribution will require appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks inside the building. If you wish to select toys for your children, we strongly encourage you to pre-register. Registration can be completed at both the October 16 and November 20 Food Distribution days at the Commons. Those who pre-register will be given priority access from 9 am to 10 am. Unregistered participants will be able to access the distribution site from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Grandparents are welcome to come at 11:00 am. As with the Food Shelf, you must provide proof of residency and meet income guidelines. If you cannot register on either of those dates, please contact Sue Woehrle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please plan to register before December 18, however residents can still register the day of distribution.
The Community is invited to drop off donations of non-perishable food, toys, or age-appropriate items for older children up to the age of 13 at City Hall from 8 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays through Thursday, December 9. Other collection sites include the Cities Credit Union, 3625 Talmage Circle, Frandsen Bank & Trust, 3585 S. Hwy. 61, and F&M Bank, 845 E. Co. Rd. E during normal business hours.
Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. If donating by check, make it payable to the Vadnais Heights Lions Club Foundation and mail it to: V.H. Lions Toy/Food Drive, 800 East County Road E or drop it off at City Hall. If you would prefer to donate online, go to the Give MN website under the VH Lions Club Foundation. As the Vadnais Heights Lions Club Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity, your contribution is tax deductible as allowed by law.
To learn more about the Food Shelf, please visit their webpage.