St. Andrew's Family Shelter

St. Andrew's Family Shelter


Meals are always needed.  Sign up here.

Shelter Update

Due to health and safety restrictions, the shelter will NOT need in-person volunteers.  You can can help support this ministry by food shopping or preparing meals and then dropping them off at the Hugo shelter.
Information regarding providing meals:
  • Meals are needed for a 1 family, one staff and one permanent overnight volunteer
  • Meals can be
    prepared at home and delivered hot (DELIVERED BETWEEN 5-5:30PM)

    ingredients for the staff to prepare (DELIVERED BY 3:30 PM)
    frozen meals that the staff prepares (DELIVERED THE DAY BEFORE)
    restaurant meals (i.e. a tube of KFC and fixings, pizza, etc)
    gift cards for staff to shop for ingredients
  • There is a table outside the first door to place your meal; ring the doorbell to let staff know the food has been delivered
  • If someone wants to provide lunch or breakfast items, here is a list to choose from:
    frozen waffles, poptarts, breakfast bars, country crock butter, muffins, bacon, eggs, spinach, tomatoes, lunch meat (small package), cheese (small package), pot pies (1 serving), canned soup (family-sized), jelly/jam, peanut butter, salad (small bag), bottle of dressing (small, Ranch is a favorie), chips (personal-size bags), twinkies, ho-hos, Little Debbies
  • Sign up for a meal at this meal train link.

Please contact Julie McCarthy with any questions at [email protected] or 651-328-4779.

Shelter News date June 25, 2021:
Hello Friends, We are coming out of this Covid time with new excitement and heart for helping those without shelter. There are more families calling and we expect that as the eviction moratorium ends we will see an uptick. So what's new?
First: We have decided to continue the meal donations. We have heard that it involves a group of people who would otherwise not be involved
Second: We are opening up overnight volunteering as your congregation coordinator may have told you. (If you are not part of a congregation and want to volunteer overnight, contact Debbie at St. Andrew's for background checks and more information. 651-762-9148)
Third: We are offering two options for Dinner drop-off. 1- drop off dinner as you have been doing 2- Stay and serve dinner to our families. (This involves getting a tour of the shelter if you haven't had one, and hearing about the entire program, as well as getting to know some of our families)
Thank you for your service,

View pictures and details about the reopening plan:




It takes about $8,200 a month to operate and staff the shelter.  Support the shelter financially by donating through our online giving. 

Read past updates about St. Andrew's Family Shelter:

November 17, 2019 flyer
October 7, 2018 flyer
May 12, 2018 flyer



Read about the History of St. Andrew's Family Shelter:
June 14, 2018 article in the Pioneer Press