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Helping students to...

Grow. Create. Thrive

Nourish 282 provides assistance to students and families within the St. Anthony/New Brighton school district who are experiencing food instability. 


Our Purpose

Powered by Community, for our Community

Nourish 282 strives to ensure that the basic needs of every child within MN School District 282 are met by working in collaboration with our community's civic organizations, families and individuals, businesses, churches, emergency services, and the school community. 

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What We Do

Nourish’s initiatives include monthly support in the form of a grocery store gift card, a pantry of personal care items, and household needs, a Free Store of winter outerwear each fall, and weekly meal delivery.


Ways to Help

There are many ways to help serve our community. Nourish is a 100% volunteer non-profit, who relies heavily on partnerships, volunteers, and a generous community of givers. It would not be possible without you.

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Our Pantry

Nourish’s newest addition is a small pantry of personal care items, household needs, and infant care.  Click on the link to learn more about our pantry and scroll through the list of greatest pantry needs.

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Community Resources

Look here to enroll or find other resources.

Enrollment in Nourish 282’s monthly Food Program is

simple, families self choose to participate. There are just

two enrollment parameters; that families live within

or attend St. Anthony/New Brighton School District 282

and they are experiencing food shortages.  Nourish 282

provides $50 per child, per month, with a family cap

of $250 per month. Click here to enroll today.  

Each fall Nourish provides an updated Resources Guide. The guide will direct you to other avenues that may serve your family. Please check with individual agencies for areas of service, protocol, and hours.

Download our Resources Guide.

Our Story, Our Team

Nourish 282 began in 2014 as a grassroots outreach project by co-founders Julie Pierce and Sara McGrath. Julie and Sara saw a need for warm winter outerwear and organized donations from their community to set up the first ever Free Store. Visit our About page to learn more about how it all began, how Nourish is serving today, and the team that keeps everything running smoothly.

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"I loved the program. Being a family w/one income, this helped relieve some of the financial pressures while not compromising nutrition for our children. We really appreciate this program."

"It means the world... with rent going out at the end/beginning of the month, it means having a lack of food around that time. This allows for my kids to not feel the hardship."

"The Nourish Program fills the food gap. The Aldi Gift Cards provides the flexibility for the basics, bread, milk, fruit & vegetables. I can't thank the Nourish Directors and Patrons enough. Thank you."

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