Minnesota Food Pantry >> Minneapolis Food Assistance >> The Camden Promise Food Shelf

  • Name: The Camden Promise Food Shelf
  • Address: 4656 Colfax Ave. N.
  • City: Minneapolis, MN 55412
  • Phone: 612.521.5216
  • Website: http://www.thecamdenpromise.org/
  • Contact Email: info@thecamdenpromise.org
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  • Description: Our Food Shelf is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. A Client Choice Food Shelf allows clients to choose what food they want based on a point value system. Each household is assigned point values for the month. Each food/item in the Food Shelf has a point values assigned. Most items are 1 point. There are items that are 2, 3, and 5 points. It depends on the volume, size or amount of the item. A regular 10 oz. can of soup would be 1 point. A family size can of soup, which was 24 oz. would be assigned 2 points. The number of points a household receives is determined by the number of people living in their homes. If a household has 5 people living in their household, they receive 50 points a month. Our goal is to provide food to those in need in the Camden Community of Minneapolis. We are a "Client Choice" Food Shelf which allows clients to choose what food they want based on a point value system. Our initial 18,000 pounds of food was from the Postal Service Food Drive for Second Harvest. As a Second Harvest participating agency, we receive additional donations and are able to purchase bulk discounted food from Second Harvest to supplement this initial contribution.