ITASCA CARES “lends a local hand” in four different ways that complete the Itasca Continuum of Care. The Itasca Food Pantry provides food for individuals and families in need. The Itasca Walk-In Ministry provides financial assistance for basic needs to individuals and families who qualify. The Itasca Homeless Shelter provides people who are homeless a place to eat and sleep one Tuesday night a week from October through April (7 pm to 7 am). And, the Itasca Community Outreach Team offers individualized support for vetted local families in extreme need by involving local churches and resources.