Kids In Need Foundation Resource Center

Help students in the Twin Cities gain the confidence they need to succeed in life

Kids In Need Foundation Resource Center

Help students in the Twin Cities gain the confidence they need to succeed in life
kids opening boxes of supplies

We're working to build a world where every child, in every school, has the same advantage when walking into a classroom.

Kids In Need Foundation operates a teacher resource center where teachers shop for free. Our resource center provides educators at eligible schools with critical supplies to empower teaching and educational success.

Are you a teacher in need of classroom supplies?

Teachers from Minnesota schools in which 50% or more of the student population is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are invited to obtain available school supplies, free of charge, for distribution in their classroom. Contact us here to get more information.


We need your help.

Contribute supplies to contribute to student success

The essential classroom supplies we provide to teachers and students come from a wide variety of donations. Corporations, retail stores, and individuals partner with us to meet needs across the Twin Cities. Interested in supporting local student success through your own Classroom Supply Drive? See how to get started.

KINF Resource Center Shopping Status:

We are open 1/18-5/27/21 for this school semester!


Teacher shopping is available by appointment only, and we offer both in-store and curbside pickup options.


Please contact us at if you're interested in learning more. For general information, call our center at 612-465-0135.

Want to Volunteer at KINF Resource Center?

We have a full range of opportunities for you to serve teachers and students in the Twin Cities region.

We welcome volunteer groups both large and small and offer a variety of activities to accommodate all abilities. You may assist with teacher shopping, merchandising, and re-stocking, or you may fill boxes or backpacks with supplies.

Operating out of the national foundation headquarters, the center also offers volunteering opportunities to assist with supplying the foundation's other national school supply programs: School Ready Supplies, Supply A Teacher, and Second Responder®.

volunteer with the KINF Resource Center

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assisting with teacher shopping
  • Merchandising and re-stocking
  • Assisting in a working warehouse, doing things like unpacking, sorting, counting, organizing, and clean-up
  • Special project like yearly inventory, custom product builds, and data entry
  • Special monthly community events open to volunteers of all ages

Group volunteering

We regularly host private volunteer groups and can customize opportunities for your interests and abilities - including children as young as 5!

  • Backpack builds. Prepare backpacks with 11 essential school supplies to distribute to students in need.
  • Kits for the Resource Center. Organize and create kits of supplies to distribute to local teachers and their students.
  • Preparing and organizing supplies.  Sort, count, and prepare items to distribute through various programs.
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