Food Shelf & Fuel Assistance

Prairie Five is responsible for the Area Food Shelf, Senior Nutrition, Head Start, Energy Assistance, and various other programs available.  You can find a full list of their services in Big Stone County at

You can contact Linda Kolb, at the Ortonville Outreach Office:
Phone:  320-839-2111

Big Stone County Area Food Shelf
125 2nd Street NW
Ortonville MN 56278

How do I find the food shelf?  On Main Street in Ortonville, go to the corner of Carlson Drug, turn west, go 1/2 block and turn south into the alley.  The Food Shelf is located in the middle of the alley.  Look for the Food Shelf sign above the entrance.  Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to closing time. 

Wednesdays:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursdays:  9:00 am - 12 noon

Fuel Assistance application forms and guidelines can be found online at