CAER Food Shelf


M, W, F 10 a.m. - Noon

Th 5:30-7 p.m.

Closed Monday evening

Phone: 763-441-1020

Fax:  763-441-1377

12621 Elk Lake Rd.
Elk River, MN  55330

About Us



CAER Food Shelf is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to fight hunger in the local communities it serves.  For 40 years, CAER has opened its doors to families and has reached deep into the community to provide healthy and nutritious food. 




CAER offers three types of assistance to residents of Otsego, Elk River and Zimmerman.  These include food, referrals and financial assistance for shelter and utilities.  We also offer some help with car repair through our Car CAER program.



Donate to CAER Food Shelf today. For every $1 you give, CAER can purchase $10 worth of nourishing food for your neighbor or friend.  One in six Minnesotans will go hungry tonight.  Please help.





CAER has a variety of exciting volunteer opportunities.  Our volunteers are integral to CAER's daily operations.  It takes a minimum of 20 volunteers to run CAER efficiently everyday.