Ruby's Pantry is a non-profit food ministry serving rural communities. There are no income qualifications to participate in Ruby's Pantry - Ruby's Pantry is for everyone who eats and would like to save on their grocery budget.
Ruby’s Pantry is “a hand up, not a hand out.” For a $20 cash donation you will receive a "share" with up to $120 or more worth of groceries.There is no limits of how many shares that can be purchased at this time.
Ruby’s Pantry food distribution for the Brainerd Area is at the National Guard Armory the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Food distribution begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Ruby’s Pantry has no government funding. It is primarily funded by the contributions of our guests.
When you arrive at a distribution for the first time you will need to register and then sign in. This is a simple registration that requires no documentation. After the first time you will need to simply sign in. The $20 is paid first, then your registration form is handed in/signed in and you will be given a number.
Then you will have a seat and wait until your number is called and you will then collect your share by following the instructions of the announcer.
The variety and amount of food varies each month. Participants should bring containers to put their food in.
Contact The Journey North Community Church at 218.824.5617 about volunteer opportunities at Ruby's!