Serving rural communities west of the Twin Cities metro

Love INC


Our Mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.


Love INC-Heartland is a neighbor-helping-neighbor organization, leveraging a network of over thirty local churches to efficiently meet a spectrum of needs such as clothing, furniture, bedding, baby care, back-to-school supplies, holiday gifts and more.

How Love INC is adapting, serving and preparing during Covid-19


Church Partner Gap Ministries

Our network of local churches serve needs that are unmet by existing agencies.

  • Personal Care Items (PCI) Ministry
  • Lullaby Ministry (baby care items)
  • Bedding Ministry
  • Kitchen
  • Oil Change Ministry
  • Birthday Closet
  • …and more

Fresh Start Classes

Love INC-Heartland is passionate about our desire to be change agents, to provide mentors, and to offer practical life-skill classes to cause lasting change to end cycles of poverty.

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Back-to-School Backpacks program

Families with school-age children receive backpacks filled with school supplies, along with a meal, games.

More Info about this years event

Thrift Stores

Our thrift stores offer an accessible “entry point” for those in need to gain an introduction to Love INC-Heartland and a source for affordable merchandise.”  

Thanksgiving Basket Program

Residents, churches and sponsors rally to provide scores of baskets filled with turkey and other groceries.

Christmas Sharing Program

This holiday program brings churches and communities together to bring comfort, holiday encouragement, and the message Christ’s birth to those in need.

Our Impact

Last year Love INC-Heartland’s impact included:

Church partners

Needs met

Volunteer hours worked


Love INC-Heartland is a volunteer-focused organization.  Folks with kind hearts serve in an array of capacities across our areas of impact–

  • assisting in our office clearinghouse (call center) with phone and computer work
  • teaching and mentoring in our Fresh Start transformational ministry classes
  • helping with our holiday meal and gift programs
  • assisting in our thrift stores (warehouse, staging and cashiers)
  • serving as a board member
  • serving within the spectrum of gap ministries offered by our partner churches.

These volunteers have a tangible impact on neighbors in need. But these good people are also blessed themselves.  Volunteers report how moved they were to give a child his first bed.  Neighbors tell us they are overwhelmed by the love and care that they received through our volunteers.  In addition, church members grow closer as they serve together in love.


  • Thanksgiving Baskets
    One of our favorite special events takes place every Fall in November when Love INC-Heartland partners with several local churches…
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  • Christmas Sharing
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Harvesting Hope
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318 Railroad Ave
Delano, MN  55328

PH – (763)-999-7086


Wednesday 9am-2pm

Thursdays 3pm-7pm

Fridays 9am-12pm

We are NOT accepting clothing at this time


— Voted BEST  Thrift Store in the Delano Area —

Howard Lake

801 US Hwy 12 Howard Lake,
MN  55349

PH – (763)-999-7087


Wednesday 9am-2pm

Thursdays 1pm-5pm

Saturdays 9am-1pm

We are NOT accepting clothing at this time


Merchandise Donations Guidelines


  • financial donations
  • furniture
  • diapers
  • household items
  • clothing in sellable condition only
  • fabrics and linens
  • ink cartridges

    No…Thank You.

    • TVs/monitors
    • electronics
    • hard wired light fixtures
    • cell phones
    • laptops/computers
    • items with broken/missing parts
    • items with rips, chips, holes, stains
    • items with pet damage
    • items with odors
    • baby equipment 
    • car seats
    • cribs 
    • VCRs or electronics
    • mattresses


    How help works:

    Love INC-Heartland staff and volunteers are “help experts” offering a caring ear, helpful information, relevant advice and prayer. We do not provide cash, but we make it our business to know about available resources–agencies, community services, churches and other solutions.

    Request help:

    To get started,  call 763-972-6547.

    Learn more about our transformational, “change your life” Fresh Start classes.



    Main office – 763-972-6547
    Clearinghouse (helpline) – 763-999-7082

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 318
    Delano, MN 55328