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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Minnesota

Food in the 'Hood @ Beacon of Hope Church
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Details: Getting enough to eat is a problem for the15% of US households facing food insecurity. As if that weren't bad enough, food insecurity with households having children is even significantly higher at nearly 21%. Good in the 'Hood is pleased to be able to partner with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for this Hennepin county hunger relief and community outreach program. Our goal is for each registered family to receive high quality essential grocery items, a delicious hot meal, health and nutritional support, advocacy, the "Good News" and a personal touch of kindness from our amazing team of difference-makers. Dates/Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 5:00-7:00 pm
Food in the 'Hood @ Cedarcrest Church
Bloomington, MN 55425
Details: Getting enough to eat is a problem for the15% of US households facing food insecurity. As if that weren't bad enough, food insecurity with households having children is even significantly higher at nearly 21%. Good in the 'Hood is pleased to be able to partner with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for this Hennepin county hunger relief and community outreach program. Our goal is for each registered family to receive high quality essential grocery items, a delicious hot meal, health and nutritional support, advocacy, the "Good News" and a personal touch of kindness from our amazing team of difference-makers. Dates/Time: The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00- 8:00PM
Francis Basket Food Market
Saint Paul, MN 55116
651.789.3630
Details: Neighborhood has two food markets: the Wellstone Food Market in the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center on St. Paul’s West Side, and the second in Sibley Manor in Highland Park. Both locations provide food to those seeking assistance, and connect participants to critical community resources that help them move “from survive to thrive.” To use the Francis Basket Food Market in the Highland Park neighborhood, you must meet one of the three requirements listed below: You live in zip code 55116; If you are a new immigrant or refugee, you have lived in the USA less than 5 years; You are a current participant in a Neighborhood House program, such as an adult education class.
Incarnation Church Food Shelf
Minneapolis, MN 55409
612.822.2101
Details: Hours: Tues, Thurs 8:30am - 2:30pm
Minnehaha Food Shelf
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Details: The Minnehaha Food Shelf is open on Tuesdays at Minnehaha United Methodist Church: 3701 East 50th Street, Minneapolis. This Food Shelf serves the area between the Crosstown and Lake Street, Cedar Avenue and the river. Each month we serve more than 600 households - about 1,500 men, women and children - and distribute approximately 28,500 pounds of food. If you have some free time on Tuesday mornings, consider volunteering your time at the Minnehaha Food Shelf. We can always use help to set up, check in visitors, or distribute food throughout the day.
SACA Food Shelf
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
763.789.2444
Details: Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) is a 501 c 3 non-profit food shelf located in Columbia Heights. SACA has been serving the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley and Spring Lake Park for 39 years. Using the Client Choice food shelf model, we serve 500 – 625+ in crisis families (1450 to over 1650 people), giving out 39,500 – 45,000 plus pounds of food monthly. We work closely with schools, police and fire departments to bring food and hygene products to in need students. SACA also has a low barrier homeless youth program (ages 21 and under) and in partnership with the 5 Anoka County food shelfs, a senior delivery service (Anoka CAN). We also give out Christmas toys and a complete holiday meal for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. There is also a Thrift Shop where clothing, and small household items are sold at garage sale prices. SACA’s Thrift Shop is open to the public. All of the money earned from the Thrift Shop stays at SACA. It is used for buying food, fixing the truck etc. Each dollar donated to SACA will enable us to purchase 8 or more pounds of food, so a $100 donation will enable us to purchase 800 or more pounds of food!
The Camden Promise Food Shelf
Minneapolis, MN 55412
612.521.5216
Details: 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.
The Shelf of Hope at Gethsemane Episcopal Church
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612.332.5407
Details: The Shelf of Hope at Gethsemane Episcopal Church is open each Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM for our neighbors to receive a gift of food and other basic necessities.
Wellstone Food Market
Saint Paul, MN 55107
651.789.3630
Details: Neighborhood has two food markets: the Wellstone Food Market in the Paul & Sheila Wellstone Center on St. Paul’s West Side, and the second in Sibley Manor in Highland Park. Both locations provide food to those seeking assistance, and connect participants to critical community resources that help them move “from survive to thrive.” To use the Food Market at the Wellstone Center, you must meet one of the three requirements listed below: You live in zip code 55107, or in the Ramsey County side of 55118 (NOTE: most of 55118 is in Dakota County, which is served by a different food shelf, Ramsey County 55118 is just a tiny sliver of a few blocks); If you are new immigrant or refugee, you have lived in the USA less than 5 years; You are a current participant in a Neighborhood House program, such as an adult education class.
Alden Area Food Shelf
Alden, MN 56009
507.874.3471
Details: Hours: T 4-6 pm
Century College Food Pantry
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
651.779.3338
Details: The Century College Food Pantry is a resource for students in need. All current students are eligible to use the Food Pantry. Students can come to the Food Pantry for help with food up to twice a month. Students need to have their student ID card or student ID number with them. The supply of foods is constantly changing and we work to get healthier options all the time! If you are in need of food while here on campus to help if you are hungry, please come use this campus resource.
Cross Lake Food Shelf
Cross Lake, MN 56442
218.692.1004
Details: Serves Cross Lake, 50 Lakes, Swanberg, Ossipee, and the township of Ideal by walk-in. Emergency appointments can be made. Hours: 1st and 3rd F 9a-12p
Ecumenical Food Shelf
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507.373.2035
Details: Hours: T 10-2; F 10-12
Faribault Area Food Shelf
Faribault, MN 55021
507.334.2137
Details: Hours: T,W,Th 1-3; Last Th of month 1-6
Glendale Food Shelf
Minneapolis, MN 55414
612.342.1954
Details: In 2009, East Side Neighborhood Services opened up a new Glendale food shelf through the support of businesses, community organizations, faith communities, Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Hennepin County. The Glendale Food Shelf is located within the Prospect Park Glendale Townhomes community, and is reserved for the Glendale community members only. In 2010, the program was used by 183 families. The shelf features healthy and culturally specific foods that are staples to the diets of the Glendale community members. Hours: Monday: 11 am - 3 pm, Tuesday: 2 pm - 6 pm, Wednesday: 2 pm - 6 pm, Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm