Hats off to 50 Years of the ICA Food Shelf!

The ICA Food Shelf is celebrating 50 years of distributing food to those in need in the Hopkins/Minnetonka community. “ICA” stands for Intercongregation Communities Association. The food shelf was incorporated fifty years ago by a coalition of churches in Hopkins and Minnetonka. It started at a house in downtown Hopkins, then for many years it was run from an old white house on Williston Road in Minnetonka. More recently it has offices at the St. David’s Episcopal Parish and it opened a state of the art food shelf on K-Tel Drive in 2014.

The mission of ICA goes beyond food distribution. Their services include referrals to other resources, homelessness prevention and employment guidance.

50 Years Celebration Video

Bob Metoxen, videographer, interviewed a number of people at the 50th Anniversary celebration, including:

  • Paula Len, Artist and Art Teacher
  • Andy Scheu, Board Chair
  • Mary Ann Erpelding, Volunteer
  • Dan Narr, Executive Director
  • Nancy Beyer and Joe Albright, Champions
  • Dominique Pierre-Toussaint, Outreach Manager
  • Rebecca MacKenzie, Volunteer Manager

You can learn more about ICA at icafoodshelf.org.

Interested in volunteering? icafoodshelf.org/volunteer-opportunities

Can you make a donation? icafoodshelf.org/donate

About Susan Metoxen

I own a small company based in Hopkins, Minnesota that develops websites with a specialization in E-commerce websites. My development skills are in PHP, mySql, HTML, CSS, and WordPress. I have a passion for education and I teach for Saint Paul College as a part-time instructor. In addition to my more recent work as a developer, I have thirty years of experience in health care administration, including Medicaid managed care, provider relations, and hospital accounts receivable. I have an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan.