Welcome to the Steele County Food Shelf website.
Please have a look around and send us some comments and sign our guest book.
There are many reasons why people use food shelves.
- When their income resources do not meet their needs.
- Late or absent child support payments.
- Low wage jobs.
- Unemployment or Underemployment.
- Low Social Security payments and lack of pensions and investments.
- Persons who cannot work because they are elderly, disabled, or have very small children without the ability of daycare.
March Food Share
Hunger Film Fest
In addition to feeding the hungry, a goal of the Steele County Food Shelf is to work together to find ways to improve the conditions that force people to use the food shelf.
To help increase the community’s understanding of this goal, “Food & Hunger Film Fest” will be held Tuesday’s during the month of March from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Owatonna Public Library’s Gainey Room.
We hope that you will consider joining others in the community in the weekly opportunities to learn more about the causes of hunger (food insecurity) locally and nationally. Come for information, fellowship and discussion.
Tuesdays in March from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
A Place at the Table (2012)
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush
Food Chain$ (2014)
There is so much interest in food these days yet there is almost no interest in the hands that pick the food. In the US, farm labor has always been one of the most difficult and poorly paid jobs and has relied on some of the nations most vulnerable people.
Director: Sanjay Rawal
Writers: Erin Barnett, Sanjay Rawal
The Harvest/La Cosecha (July 2011)
The story of the children who work 12-14 hour days in the fields without the protection of child labor laws. These children are not toiling the fields in some far away land. They are working in America.
Director: U. Roberto Romano
Ripe for Change (May 2006)
Ripe for Change chronicles the intersection of food and politics in California over the last 30 years. California is at a crossroads in agriculture, fending off overdevelopment and the loss of farming traditions while simultaneously embracing innovative visions of sustainability. Always a fascinating marriage of opposing extremes, California is the state from which Cesar Chavez brought the plight of migrant farm workers and the hazards of industrial farming to the attention of the world.
Director: Emiko Omori
Writer: Emiko Omori