Welcome to Winona Volunteer Services

Food ShelfWinona Volunteer Services is a non-profit service provider and advocate working to improve the quality of life in our community.

With a caring network of dedicated volunteers and partners, we secure and distribute food, clothing, information, referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to people in need.

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WVS News & Updates

2014 Mettille Service Award Winner Announced

Susie Koehler was recognized  as the 2014 Mettille Service Award winner at the Winona Volunteer Services Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday April 8th. Congratulations Susie for going above and beyond!

Susie Koehler is presented the 2014 award by Mr. and Mrs. Benusa, our 2013 award recipients.

Susie Koehler is presented the 2014 award by Mr. and Mrs. Benusa, our 2013 award recipients.

Free Classes

Starting in Janaury we are hosting free monthly classes to improve your health and finances. Please see the List of 2014 Classes offered and sign up now.

WVS celebrates 40 years

Watch the video of our feature on Channel 25:


If you are a part of this history,( volunteer, board member, client or vendor ),  please contact Sandra at 507.452.5591 and share your memories about how things were when you were here.


5 Reasons to Support the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign

1st Your food donations are placed directly in the food shelf for immediate use by area families. In 2013, we distributed 447,063 pounds of food to an average of 906 households per month.


2nd Cash donations help the food shelf buy food from the Channel One Food Bank at considerable savings. With your dollar donations we purchased 195,162 pounds of food last year.



3rd  March is the only time of year that your food and cash donations can leverage additional dollars for the food shelf!! The more we collect, the larger our Incentive Allocation is from Minnesota Food Share and the Alan Feinstein Foundation of Rhode Island.


4th You can donate without leaving home during the Sugar Loaf District Boy Scout Food Drive on Saturday, March 22nd. Boy Scouts will come directly to your neighborhood and pick up your food donation.


5th The food shelf exists because of your generosity. By contributing to the food shelf during the March campaign, you become our hero fighting hunger.