Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center
"Offering resources for people who want to improve their lives."
203 Third Ave NW Waseca, MN 56093
Phone: 507 833-4119
Thrift Store Manager
Monday - Friday
9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM
Since 1982, the Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center Thrift Store is the longest running and most successful garage sale in the County. We have low cost clothing, house ware items, collectibles, shoes, books and more...
Donations are gladly accepted during business hours. Broken appliances or stained and/or broken furniture cannot be accepted.
Emergency Food Shelf
The Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center Emergency Food Shelf is Available By Appointment (833-4119).
Guidelines (Both Must be Proven):
Must be at or below 200% of poverty level. Call for details.
Must be in food crisis.
Documentation to be Provide Each Visit:
Must provide proof of residency (A rent receipt or Utility Bill)
Must provide proof of income: (Check stub, tax statement, MFIP grant letter or Social Security letter.)
Food Shelf Benefit Limits:
Access no more than 25 days of food in a one year period.
Access only once per month.
Access no more than 7 days of food per visit.
Access no more than two months in a row, unless facing special circumstances and with counseling.
Special Needs Grants
Available on an Emergency Only Basis, as Funds Are Available and at the Discretion of the Neighborhood Service Center Director. This is meant to fill the gap for those in the Waseca Community who do NOT Qualify for Other Assistance Programs.
School supply Program
Eligible low income families with school age children can apply for school supply assistance. Watch for further details or contact the Director.
Holiday Food Baskets
We are proud to partner with are business' in providing holiday food baskets to income-eligible families in Waseca County. Watch for additional details. Volunteers are always welcome!
Eligible low-income parents in Waseca County can sign up for holiday gift assistance.
Eligible low-income parents in Waseca County can request pairing with local sponsors.
Mothers and Children (MAC)
A commodities food program, provided through the Channel One Food Bank in Rochester, which is available to low-income Waseca County mothers and children. Mothers (post-partum to 1-year) and children to age 6, who are not on WIC, are invited to participate.
Nuitrition Program for Seniors (NAPS)
A commodities food program, provided through the Channel One Food Bank in Rochester, which is available to low-income Waseca County seniors (62+ years old).
Senior Nutrition Program
This program available to any senior (62+ years young) living at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level guidelines. We work with the Minnesota Extension Nutritionist in providing menu selections and ingredients every meeting. This is a supplemental food and nutrition program.
Hosted by The Waseca Area United Way and Star Host Design