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The Paynesville Community Service Center is a non-profit organization that aims to help all members of the community have access to basic necessities. The service center provides a food shelf, clothing, furniture, toiletries, and other items to those in need. We also help connect people to other resources available. We invite you to learn about our programs and utilize them or join us as a volunteer.

Our major annual events include school supply drives, Thanksgiving meal baskets, and Christmas meal baskets. Approximately 200 local families benefit from these programs each year.
The Food Shelf Garden raised over 4000 pounds of produce for local families last summer thanks to many people who donated and volunteered. We are looking forward to another great season! Join us for the upcoming events.

Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm
Tuesdays and Fridays are donation days.
Wednesdays are food shelf pick-up day.
Thursdays are clothing/house wears pick-up day.

The Paynesville Food Shelf Garden donated 9600 pounds of vegetables in the 2016 growing season, through the efforts of about 300 volunteers who logged 1081 volunteer hours. See the garden tab for more information.

The Paynesville Service Center moved to its current location at 110 Lake Ave S in 2003, expanding in size from the renovated house used previously. Food and other household items are obtained from local donations as well as broader programs. Second Harvest Greatland provides about ninety percent of the food at the center. Learn more about their programs at http://www.2harvest.org.