Matthew 25 Food Distribution

The Spirit River Community congregation was initiated in 2009 and launched weekly services on Oct. 10th, 2010.  Part of Spirit River Community’s DNA is social Justice issues, especially those that touch economic and community wellness issues.   Matthew 25 was how we introduced our congregation to the community.  A year before our weekly services we began this food distribution ministry.  Matthew 25 is evidence to SRC’s passion for and commitment to social justice


Once a month, on the forth Saturday, Spirit River Community distributes food to any and all who show up.  Every person, no matter the age, receives two grocery bags of food.  As an example, a parent and two children would receive six bags of groceries.  We serve from the Isanti Middle School.  Doors open at 9:30 am.  We serve an average of 285 people each month.  We have had as many as 550 and as few as 175.  The food is from national grocers’ regional warehouses and is not out of date.  It is food the chains recognize will not get from warehouse to store to consumer to the consumer’s table in time.  The food is trucked to us by Community Cares.   

Each month it costs us $1200 to make this ministry happen.

Thank you to our partner in this ministry, the Shalom Shop of Cambridge, MN.

Thank you also to other organizations who have contributed:

Long Lake Community Organization

Isanti Lion’s Club

Isanti/Cambridge area individuals