Programs

Our (Current) Programs

Serving Our Community with Dignity & Respect!

Bountiful Basket provides food to those facing food insecurity through the following programs:

CHOICE MODEL FOOD SHELF

Bountiful Basket operated two free choice-model food shelves (Chaska & Cologne) where individuals shop and choose the foods that work best for them and their families. All food services are free to those in need. All are welcome!

MOBILE DELIVERIES

Through our partnership with Southwest Transit, food is delivered to seniors, individuals who are homebound, recovering from an illness and/or have transportation barriers, etc.

MI CASA PARTNERSHIP

Through our partnership with Mi Casa, we have opened our food shelf additional hours to specifically cater to the Latino population. During these dedicated hours, we can guarantee Spanish speaking volunteers and build trust and community.

SENIORS

On a monthly basis, volunteers from Bountiful Basket visit four local senior apartment buildings (Brickyard, The Landing, Zen and Waybury) to deliver free nutritious food to senior residents.

HOMELESS PROGRAM

Through our partnership with Carver County, we deliver food to individuals who are in housing transition and are temporality housed at local motels in Chaska.

NEW BEGINNINGS

Through our partnership with the New Beginnings program, we deliver food to young moms. Through this program, they not only receive food for their own consumption but also learn to cook through class programming.

SCHOOL SNACK PROGRAM

Through our partnership with the Eastern Carver County School District, we provide snacks to kids who otherwise would not have access. All snacks are distributed discreetly through school counselors, social workers, nurses, etc.

BIRTHDAY BAGS

All kids, 12 and under, receive a birthday bag when they (or a family member) shops during their birthday month. Each bag contains a cake mix, frosting, plates, napkins, candle and an age appropriate toy!

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf is now SuperShelf Certified

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
– Chaska Location
1600 Bavaria Road
Chaska, MN.  55318

952-556-0244

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf
- Cologne Location
(at St. Bernard's Catholic School)
300 Church St. E
Cologne, MN.  55322

952-988-2802

Chaska Hours

Monday – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tuesday – 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

Wednesday – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday – 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Friday – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month 9 am – Noon

 

Cologne Hours

Mondays - 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday – 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Donated food may be dropped off at the Bountiful Basket during all open hours.

Note: Cologne phone is answered during all Chaska & Cologne operating hours.