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
     Fax: 507 833-4784

Programs Manager
Cindy Coy

Thrift Store Manager
Toni Larson

Thrift Store

Hours are:

Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM
Sunday  Closed

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):

Documentation to be Provide Each Visit:

Food Shelf Benefit Limits:

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!

Santa Anonymous

Eligible low-income parents in Waseca County can sign up for holiday gift assistance. 

Family Match

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