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Program: Free Food Distribution and Meals

Agency: Coronavirus 2020


Resource Number: 67356194
Description
STATEWIDE

Free Meals for Kids Mobile App
  • Helps families and kids in need find and access free meals at schools and other sites
  • Powered by GPS and shows locations of schools and other sites that are providing meals and meal packs with days and hours of distribution
  • Shows distance and directions to nearest site
  • Kids up to age 18 can show up without prior sign-up for free meals
  • Most of the schools and community sites are located in areas where at least half of the children are eligible for free and/or reduced price school meals
  • Free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
  • Listing is updated daily
Hunger Solutions Food Pantry Locator
  • Food pantries across the state that are open and providing services. Visit the website and search the food map to find the nearest operating food pantry
Hunger Solutions Meals for Kids
  • Lists information on where families and kids can go to get a free meal during school closures
  • Map
Lutheran Social Services
  • Offers meal services to anyone through a variety of ways: meals on wheels, meals to go, and meals curbside. Visit website for overall details and COVID updates. A list of information on local dining sites locations and schedules is also available.
  • LSS Bistro dining sites are currently operating as curbside locations
  • Operates in 39 counties, mostly north central, northwest, south central and southwest Minnesota
  • Pricing details. Suggested donation of $5 - $8.40 per meal, though no one is turned away for the inability to pay
Minneapolis Public Schools Free Food Boxes for Children
Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) will continue to serve free meals to all children 18 years old and younger through Friday, August 21. MPS offers weekly food boxes that include items for seven breakfasts and seven lunches containing food made with fresh, whole ingredients.
Families can pick up food boxes at 50 schools and parks across Minneapolis, 10 am – 2 pm Monday – Friday. Sites offer contact-free pickup. Youth do not have to be enrolled in MPS to receive food boxes.
Visit MPS Free Food Boxes for Children website for more information.

Minnesota Food HelpLine 
  • Call 1(888)711-1151 between 10 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday, chat, or fill out the form online to find food resources
Second Harvest Heartland
  • Resources and information on SNAP for families
  • Call (651)209-7963 or (844)764-5513, or apply online
  • Receive SNAP but can't leave your home?
    Authorize a representative to use your EBT card and shop for groceries on your behalf. Find a trusted adult who can shop for you and deliver your groceries. Call  county or tribal financial worker to have them added as an authorized representative on your case.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP
  • Beginning Thursday, May 28, participants will be able to use their benefits to purchase food through approved retailers. So far, these retailers include Amazon and Walmart. Customers do not need a credit or debit card on file to place orders with a SNAP EBT card. A different payment method (in addition to an EBT card) will be required to pay for items not eligible for SNAP purchase or to pay for any shipping fees and taxes. In addition, customers who are not able to leave their homes can authorize a representative to use their benefits to shop for groceries on their behalf.
  • Apply for assistance and find more information at COVID-19 Emergency Food Support
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)
 
Apply Online June 8 – July 31, 2020
 
What is P-EBT?
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary food benefit available to Minnesota families with children who would have received free or reduced-price meals if schools were open. Families with eligible children will receive a one-time payment of $325 per child on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the gap created by a loss of school meals.
 
Who is eligible for P-EBT?
Families with children ages 5 - 18 as of September 1, 2019, are eligible for P-EBT benefits if:
  • Their child’s school is closed due to COVID-19; and
  • They were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits as of March 18, 2020; or
  • Their child was receiving free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-2020 school year; or
  • Their child is enrolled in a school that offers free school meals to all students.
How will I get P-EBT?
Families with eligible children ages 5-18 who were receiving SNAP and/or MFIP as of March 18 do not need to apply. A one-time payment will be automatically issued to their household’s current Minnesota EBT card on May 30, 2020. 
Families who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year or attended a school that offers free school meals to all students – but who were not receiving SNAP or MFIP benefits as of March 18 – must complete an online application at mn.p-ebt.org between June 8, 2020 and June 30, 2020. Eligible families will receive a Minnesota P-EBT card in the mail within ten days with instructions to activate the card. This card provides access to P-EBT funds.
 
Questions can be directed to the P-EBT Hotline, call (651)431-4050 or (800)657-3698, or submit questions here. The P-EBT hotline is available 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Friday
 
Support offered at the P-EBT hotline includes:
  • Assistance applying (Limited English Proficiency, accessibility issues)
  • Eligibility requirements or general P-EBT questions
  • Status of application
Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services – Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer for more information and FAQs

CENTRAL MINNESOTA

Billy D’s Crooked Tavern
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 34 Oak Avenue North Annandale, MN 55302
  • Open 11 am – 2 am/7 days a week
  • (320)274-6184
  • Provides a free lunch consisting of a turkey sandwich, potato chips and yogurt
Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels
  • Eligibility: Seniors ages 60 and over in Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties
  • $4.25 – $8, however persons will not be turned away for inability to pay
  • Individuals must register to receive meals through Catholic Charities, individuals can call Charlene Ridlon for assistance at (320)229-4591
Catholic Charities Senior Dining Program “Grab and Go” Senior Meals
  • Eligibility: Seniors in Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties
  • Whitney Center 1527 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 – East wing door
  • Open 11 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday
  • (320)229-4584 or (800)830-8524 ext. 4584
  • Seniors are eligible to pick up to 10 meals to put in their freezer
Granite City Brewery
  • Eligibility: Students in grades K-12
  • 3945 2nd Street South Saint Cloud, MN 56301
  • Open 11 am - 12 am Monday - Thursday; 11 am - 1 am Friday - Saturday; 9 am - 10 pm Sunday
  • Call (320)203-9000 and ask for a manager
  • Provides a free lunch that contains a turkey sandwich, chips and applesauce. No other purchase necessary.
House of Pizza
  • Eligibility: Students ages 12 and under
  • 1733 Pine Cone Road South Sartell, MN 56377
  • 19 5th Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301
  • Open 11 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday
  • (320)258-9300
  • Kids get their choice of free pizza or pasta via take-out
Kay's Kitchen
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 303 College Avenue North Saint Joseph, MN 56734
  • Open 8 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday
  • (320)557-0030
  • Kids can receive a $2 breakfast or lunch option
Manea's Meats
  • Eligibility: Students in grades K-12 dependent on free or reduced cost school lunches
  • 114 2nd Avenue North Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
  • 11 am - 3 pm/7 days a week March 30 - May 3
  • (320)253-8683
  • Students can walk in and receive a free lunch containing a turkey and cheese sandwich, bag of chips, and bottle of water. No other purchase necessary. In an emergency situation where children in Sauk Rapids require lunch but cannot walk in to receive it, an on-duty Sauk Rapids police officer will deliver it to the child. Order Online for delivery.
Pacific Wok
  • Eligibility: Students ages 12 and younger
  • 1733 Pine Cone Road South Sartell, MN 56377
  • 11 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday
  • (320)258-7200
  • Students can eat free via drive-thru or take-out
METRO AREA

ALM Food Shelf Delivery Service
  • Eligibility: Residents of north Minneapolis zip codes 55411, 55412 and 55405 (north of Highway 94)
  • Service runs 3 days a week and delivery schedule is sent to the applicant via email and/or text
  • Spots are limited, pre-register online
  • Call/text (612)326-5851 or email needfood@almaauun.org with questions. Email or text is preferred due to a high volume of calls received each day.
  • Each household receives one food shelf box per week. Grocery list will be sent via email and/or text.
ALM Home Meal Delivery Service
  • Eligibility: Youth ages birth - 17 years and older adults ages 65 and older who are residents of north Minneapolis zip codes 55411, 55412 and 55405 (north of Highway 94)
  • Service runs 3 days a week and delivery schedule is sent to the applicant via email and/or text
  • Spots are limited, pre-register online
  • Call/text (612)326-5851 or email needfood@almaauun.org with questions. Email or text is preferred due to a high volume of calls received each day.
  • 2 meals are delivered per day including breakfast and lunch
Bethel Baptist Church
  • Eligibility: Anyone for pick-up. Residents who live within 5 miles of the church for delivery.
  • 2100 Delaware Avenue Sunfish Lake, MN 55118
  • Open 3 pm – 5 pm Saturday
  • (651)450-9575
  • Provides a free farmers market for anyone to pick up groceries and local delivery is available
Bourbon Butcher
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 20700 Chippendale Avenue Farmington, MN 55024
  • Open 11 am - 10 pm Tuesday - Wednesday; 11 am - 11 pm Thursday; 11 am - 12 am Friday; 10 am - 12 am Saturday; 10 am - 10 pm Sunday
  • (651)344-7600
  • Provides free boxed lunches with choice of sandwich, fruit cup, chips, cookie and milk
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities: Family Meal Kits
  • Eligibility: Families
  • Pre-sorted meals, with each box containing enough food to provide 5 dinners for a family of four. Households with more than four members will receive additional boxes.
  • Families can sign up to receive a Family Meal Kit by contacting a Club location in their community. Pre-sorted meal components will be distributed at Club locations.
Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels
  • Eligibility: Seniors ages 60 and over in Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties
  • $4.25 – $8, however individuals will not be turned away for inability to pay
  • Individuals must register to receive meals through Catholic Charities, individuals can call Charlene Ridlon for assistance at (320)229-4591
Catholic Charities Senior Dining Program “Grab and Go” Senior Meals
  • Eligibility: Seniors in Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties
  • Whitney Center 1527 Northway Drive Saint Cloud, MN 56303 – East wing door
  • Open 11 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday
  • (320)229-4584 or (800)830-8524 ext. 4584
  • Seniors are eligible to pick up to 10 meals to put in their freezer
Coconut Whisk Baking Company
  • Eligibility: Families
  • Visit Facebook Page to send message requesting mixes
  • Provides a week's worth of pancakes/waffle mixes for families
Chapala Cambridge
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 200 2nd Avenue South Cambridge, MN 55008
  • Open 11 am – 9:30 pm Monday – Thursday; 11 am – 10:30 pm Friday – Saturday; 11:30 am – 9:30 pm Sunday
  • (763)689-4812
  • Provides a free lunch
The City of Saint Paul

Partnering with YouthpriseArts-Us, and the Sanneh Foundation to provide free meal service to Saint Paul families in need.

Eligibility:
  • Families with a minor child in the home will be eligible to pick up one meal bag per child per week.
  • Each meal bag contains 7 dinner meals and 7 snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables, juice, a variety of sandwiches, crackers, cheese, milk, and more.
The meal bags will be available for pick up at the following times and locations:  
  • 1 pm – 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday:
    • Conway Recreation Center (Sanneh Foundation), 2090 Conway Street Saint Paul, MN 55119
  • 2 pm – 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday:
    • El Rio Vista Community Center (in partnership with Neighborhood House), 179 Robie Street East Saint Paul, MN 55107
    • McDonough Recreation Center, 1544 Timberlake Road Saint Paul, MN 55117
    • Palace Recreation Center, 781 Palace Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102
  • 2 pm – 4 pm Wednesday and Friday:
    • Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55130
    • Rice Recreation Center, 1021 Marion Street Saint Paul, MN 55117
    • Dunning Recreation Center (Arts-Us), 1221 Marshall Avenue Saint Paul MN, 55104
  • For residents who cannot safely travel to these sites, the City will offer a limited meal delivery service. Delivery locations will be identified on a rolling basis and will be announced on the City's website and on the City’s social media channels. The City’s meal service will supplement services provided by Saint Paul Public Schools, local food shelves, and other governmental partners.
 Eggroll Queen Café
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 1579 Hamline Avenue North Falcon Heights, MN 55018
  • Open 11 am – 2 pm/7 days a week
  • (651)644-9959
  • Provides a free meal consisting of a traditional egg roll, fruit and fried rice to-go. Call or walk in to order.
 Family Pathways Door Step Delivery
  • Eligibility: Older adults ages 60 and older who are residents of the City of Forest Lake; Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties
  • (320)225-9277
  • Provides food delivery
 Farmers Grandson Eatery
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 1286 Lone Oak Road Eagan, MN 55121
  • Open 5:30 am – 10 pm Monday; 5:30 am – 11 pm Tuesday – Thursday; 5:30 am – 12 am Friday; 5:30 am – 8 pm Saturday; 5:30 am – 10 pm Sunday
  • (651)452-0476
  • Provides free boxed lunches
Farmers Market In a Box
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Allianz Field 400 Snelling Avenue North Saint Paul, MN 55104
  • Open 10 am - 12 noon Friday, June 12
  • Provides 50+ pounds of food, including fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat to each household
Frankies Chicago Style Bar & Restaurant
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 3556 Winnetka Avenue North New Hope, MN 55427
  • Open 11 am Monday - Saturday
  • Provides free bag lunches
Granite City Brewery
  • Eligibility: Students in grades K-12
  • 11909 Main Street Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Open 11 am - 12 am Monday - Thursday; 11 am - 1 am Friday - Saturday; 9 am - 10 pm Sunday
  • Call (763)416-0010 and ask for a manager
  • Provides a free lunch that contains a turkey sandwich, chips and applesauce. No other purchase necessary.
Great Harvest Maple Grove
  • Eligibility: Families
  • 13714 Grove Drive Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • Open 6 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday; 6 am - 5 pm Saturday; 7 am - 3 pm Sunday
  • (763)416-1911
  • Provides free breads and goodie bags. No purchase necessary.
Hope Breakfast Bar
  • Eligibility: Families
  • 1 South Leech Street Saint Paul, MN 55102
  • Open 9 am - 2 pm Monday - Friday
  • Sign Up Online to receive free breakfast via takeout
Keys Cafe & Bakery
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 1960 West Broadway Avenue Forest Lake, MN 55025 (651)982-2929
  • 1682 Lexington Avenue North Roseville, MN 55113 (651)487-5397
  • 2208 4th Street White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (651)426-2885
  • 1750 Weir Drive Woodbury, MN 55125 (651)731-5397
  • Hours vary
  • Provides a free kids meal for take-out with three options to choose from including ham and cheese (paired with chips and fruit), peanut butter and jelly (paired with chips and fruit) or macaroni and cheese (paired with fruit and vegetables). Call or walk in.
Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant
  • Eligibility: Kids
  • Rosemount Family Resource Center 14521 Cimarron Avenue West Rosemount, MN 55068
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday - Friday while supplies last
  • Las Tortillas Mexican Restaurant provides a free lunch at Rosemount Family Resource Center
Little Free Pantry
  • Eligibility: Families
  • 4679 144th Street West Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Open 24 hours/7 days a week
  • The Little Free Library at Dakota Valley Learning Center is temporarily becoming a Little Free Pantry to provide food
Loaves and Fishes Meals
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Check website for current list of location openings/closures
  • Call (612)377-9810 for daily updates
  • Serving take-away meals
Lock and Dam Eatery
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 101 2nd Street East Hastings, MN 50033
  • Open 11 am – 8 pm Tuesday; 11 am – 9 pm Wednesday – Friday; 12 noon – 9 pm Saturday; 12 noon - 8 pm Sunday
  • (651)319-0906
  • Call for a free lunch with a different menu every day
Loring Bar & Restaurant
  • Eligibility: Children ages 12 and younger
  • 327 14th Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Open 11 am – 2 pm/7 days a week
  • (612)378-4849
  • Provides a free lunch consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich with chips, spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni and cheese, or a cheese pizza. All served with dessert. No other purchase necessary. Call or walk in
Manger Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 520 5th Avenue North Bayport, MN 55003
  • Open 11 am - 3 pm and 5 pm - 10 pm Tuesday - Saturday
  • Call or text (651)324-9313 if cooler is empty and staff will refill it
  • Provides free boxed lunches and dinners that include a sandwich, vegetable, peanut butter crackers, juice box and fruit in a cooler on the front patio for families to help themselves
Mansetti’s Pizza & Pasta – Anoka
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 3603 Round Lake Boulevard NW Anoka, MN 55303
  • Open 11 am- 2 pm /7 days a week
  • (763)427-8620
  • Provides a free 9 inch 1-topping pizza. No purchase necessary.
MAYA Cuisine NE
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 1840 Central Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • 10 am - 8 pm/7 days a week
  • (612)789-0775
  • Provides a free lunch consisting of a cheese quesadilla, rice and beans
Mediterranean Cruise Café
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 12500 Nicollet Avenue Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Open 11 am – 11 pm Monday – Wednesday; 11 am – 11 pm Thursday; 11 am – 2 am Friday – Saturday; 11 am – 10 pm Sunday
  • (952)641-6222
  • Provides a free lunch including gyro and fries
Merrick Community Services - Meals on Wheels
  • Eligibility: Seniors living in the east side of Saint Paul and parts of Maplewood. Boundaries apply, visit website or full service listing.
  • $5.85 for home delivered meals, though subsidies are available
  • Meals delivered on Monday and Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Frozen meals provided for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and the weekend
  • Volunteers may place the food in a bag on the door handle and knock/ring doorbell/call participant to let them know it was delivered
Metro Meals on Wheels
  • Eligibility: Residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Scott counties
  • Sign Up
  • (612)623-3363
  • Meal delivery. Individuals may be asked to accept a bulk delivery of frozen meals to be reheated
Pangea Café
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 37 West 1st Street Waconia, MN 55387
  • Open 8 am – 2 pm/7 days a week
  • (952)300-8604
  • Call for free breakfast and lunch. No purchase necessary.
Que Viet
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 2211 Johnson Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418
  • Open 11 am - 2 pm/7 days a week
  • (612)781-4744
  • Children may choose between free chicken or pork fried rice. When arriving, individuals should state they are there for an order for Kelsey. This helps protect the privacy and uneasiness of customers needing free food for children.
Rascals Bar & Grill
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 7721 147th Street West Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Open 11 am – 2 pm/7 days a week
  • (952)431-7777
  • Provides free bag lunches
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • Address: 900 Stillwater Road Mahtomedi, MN 55115
  • Open 11 am – 1 pm Thursday
  • (651)426-3261
  • Provides curbside food bag pick-ups outside the Great Hall. Food bags are pre-packed and have shelf stable items along with milk, cheese, eggs and bread.
Serenity Village Community Church
  • Eligiblity: Anyone
  • 4100 Douglas Drive North, Crystal, MN 55422
  • Pick up meals by making an appointment with the church; call 763-533-3929
 Smokey’s Pub N’ Grill
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 552 Lincoln Drive Wyoming, MN 55092
  • Open 12 noon – 8 pm/7 days a week
  • (651)464-6046
  • Call to order a free bag lunch that includes ham and cheese sandwich, chips, applesauce, Tootsie Rolls and a juice box
 Station 280
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 2554 Como Avenue #7 Saint Paul, MN 55108
  • Open 11 am – 1 am Monday – Wednesday; 11 am – 2 am Thursday – Saturday; 11 am – 12 am Sunday
  • (651)233-2165
  • Provides a free lunch including milk, orange juice, turkey sandwich, fruit snacks and an apple
Trappers Bar and Grill
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 6810 Lake Drive Lino Lakes, MN 55014
  • Open 8 am – 1 am/7 days a week
  • (651)784-7474
  • Provides a free bag lunch that includes a turkey or ham sandwich (variety dependent upon product availability), chips, applesauce and snack. No purchase necessary.
Washington County Emergency Food Packs
  • Eligibility: Residents of Washington County
  • Fill out form to request an emergency food pack to be delivered
Whiskey Inferno Meat House & Craft Bar
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 14425 Highway 13 South Prior Lake, MN 55378
  • Open 11:30 am - 11 pm Monday - Wednesday; 11:30 am - 12 am Thursday; 11:30 am - 1 am Friday; 11 am - 1 am Saturday; 11 am - 12 am Sunday
  • (952)855-4665
  • Provides free boxed lunches with choice of sandwich, fruit cup, chips, cookie and milk
YMCA Twin Cities
  • Eligibility: Families
  • Locations
  • Open 12 noon - 2 pm Monday - Friday
  • The YMCA is partnering with Loaves & Fishes and UnitedHealth Group to serve free healthy meals. Families may pick up food in which they choose a meal package for a family of 4 including a protein, vegetables and other fresh food. Also, lunch bags with a sandwich, snacks and fruit are available.
NORTHERN MINNESOTA

GRAB AND GO MEALS: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland Lincoln Park Site
  • Eligibility: School aged children
  • Lincoln Park Boys & Girls Club, 2407 West Fourth Street Duluth, MN
  • Hours: 5 pm - 6 pm pm Monday – Friday
  • Description: Free meal provided for students
Burrito Union
  • ​Eligibility: Children
  • 1332 East 4th Street Duluth, MN 55805
  • Open 11 am - 1 pm Monday - Friday
  • (218)728-4414
  • Children get a free lunch that includes a beef or bean taco, orange and a cookie viz curb-side pick-up.
Ernie’s on Gull and Main Street Ale House
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 25559 Main Street Nisswa, MN 56468
  • Open 11 am – 10 pm/7 days a week
  • (218)961-6724
  • Provides kids meals for pick-up at main Street Ale House. Call ahead.
Family Pathways Door Step Delivery
  • Eligibility: Older adults ages 60 and older who are residents of the City of Forest Lake; Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine counties
  • (320)225-9277
  • Provides food delivery
 Meals on Wheels
  • Eligibility: Homebound seniors ages 60 and older (and spouse, regardless of age) in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and Saint Louis counties
  • Must be assessed to be homebound, before receiving meal services. There is no income criteria. Call Kathie for an assessment (800)662-5711 ext. 7327.
  • Option of frozen meal service packaging, the meals can be reheated either in the oven or microwave
North Country Cafe
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 12 West Main Street Crosby, MN 56441
  • 8 am - 1 pm Monday - Friday
  • (218)545-9908
  • Proves free meals via curbside pick-up
Vineyard Church - Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 1533 W Arrowhead Road, Duluth, MN 55811​
  • (218)525-3462
  • 6 pm - 8 pm Tuesdays and 9:30 am - 11:30 am Saturdays
  • Each household can come one time per calendar month, new guests welcome
  • Operating as a drive-thru model. 
  • Temporary Delivery Service: Limited number of spots available. Not all requests can be fulfilled due to limited volunteer availability. A call back will be provided to the guest if a spot is available, otherwise no call back indicates no spot was available. To request delivery click here
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

Channel One Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Residents of Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties
  • 131 35th Street SE Rochester, MN 55904
  • 8 am – 6 pm Monday – Thursday; 8 am – 12 noon Friday
  • (507)287-2350
  • Provides food through drive-up distribution. An emergency box, which contains non-perishable items, some produce, dairy and frozen proteins is distributed to each household. Proxies are allowed to pick up items and people are able to register curbside with a name and date of birth.
Christ United Methodist Church
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 400 5th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902
  • 12 noon - 1 pm Saturday
  • (507)289-4019
  • Provides to-go meals
Co-Cathedral of Saint John’s
  • Eligibility: Residents of Olmsted County
  • 11 4th Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902
  • Call Mary (507)288-7372 ext. 4511 Tuesday or Thursday morning and leave a message so schedule an appointment
  • Provides food vouchers to Hy-Vee. Amount varies based on size of household.
Family Service Rochester Meals On Wheels
  • Eligibility: Residents of Rochester not able to prepare or access a healthy meal
  • Open 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Thursday; 8 am - 3 pm Friday
  • (507)287-2020
  • Meals available on an ability to pay basis. Food Stamps and other assistance programs accepted.
Faribault Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 200 Western Avenue NW Faribault, MN 55021
  • Open 1 pm - 3 pm Tuesday and Thursday; 1 pm - 5:30 pm Wednesday (monthly program)
  • (507)334-2137
  • Drive through pick-up available by appointment on a limited basis
First Baptist Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 1108 Westwood Drive Faribault, MN 55021
  • Open 6 pm - 7:30 pm first Monday of the month
Gracie’s With a Cup of Joe
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 48 North Park Avenue Le Center, MN 56057
  • Open 10:30 am – 2:20 pm Monday – Friday
  • (507)357-4816
  • Provides free lunches which can be picked up or delivered. Call to schedule delivery.
John Hardy’s Bar-B-Q North
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 929 West Frontage Road NW Rochester, MN 55902
  • Open 11 am – 8 pm Sunday – Thursday; 11 am – 9 pm Friday – Saturday
  • (507)288-3936
  • Provides kids meals. Choose from macaroni and cheese with applesauce, corn dog with applesauce, or chicken nuggets and applesauce. Call to order curbside pick-up. Limit three meals per family per day.
John Hardy’s Bar-B-Q South
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 1940 Broadway South Rochester, MN 55904
  • Open 11 am – 8 pm Sunday – Thursday; 11 am – 9 pm Friday – Saturday
  • (507)281-1727
  • Provides kids meals. Choose from macaroni and cheese with applesauce, corn dog with applesauce, or chicken nuggets and applesauce. Call to order curbside pick-up. Limit three meals per family per day.
Lonsdale Area Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 130 Delaware Street Lonsdale, MN 55046
  • Open 12:30 pm - 5 pm Thursday
  • (612)207-8021
  • Pre-bagging food and offering drive up pick-up
Our Merciful Savior Cathedral Community Cafe
  • Eligibility: Anyone
  • 515 2nd Avenue NW Faribault, MN 55-21
  • Open 4:30 pm - 6 pm Tuesday
  • 14 day meal kits available via drive through pick-up
Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria
  • Eligibility: Families in need
  • 130 5th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902
  • 11 am – 8 pm Tuesday – Friday; 12 noon – 8 pm Saturday – Sunday
  • (507)424-7800
  • Send a message through the restaurant’s Facebook Page to nominate a family in need to have a free pizza delivered to them
Rochester Salvation Army Bread Pantry
  • Eligibility: Residents of Rochester
  • 20 1st Street NE Rochester, MN 55904
  • 8 am Monday – Friday
  • (507)288-3663
  • Individuals can take free bread from bread cupboard. Baked goods are collected from local grocers and bakeries to stock the shelf.
Rochester Salvation Army Lunch Program
  • Eligibility: Residents of Rochester
  • 20 1st Street NE Rochester, MN 55904
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Monday – Friday
  • (507)288-3663
  • Provides a free lunch in the Worships and Service Center
Rochester Salvation Army Supplemental Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Residents of Rochester
  • 20 1st Street NE Rochester, MN 55904
  • 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday and Friday
  • (507)288-3663
  • Distributes food. Participants can come once per month to pick up food, except during the summer months when two monthly visits are allowed.
Semcac Community Action Agency Senior Dining
  • Eligibility: Older adults ages 60 and older who are residents of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha and Winona counties
  • Locations, Days and Hours
  • Call Senior Services admin staff in Rushford (507)864-8231
  • Provides free meal pick-up and packaged meals-to-go
Semcac Community Action Agency Meals on Wheels
  • Eligibility: Older adults ages 60 and older who are residents of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele and Winona counties
  • Location, Days and Hours
  • Call Senior Services admin staff in Rushford (507)864-8231
  • Provides home delivered meals
True Smoke BBQ-Carry Out/Food Truck
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 2040 Viking Drive NW Rochester, MN 55901
  • Open 11 am – 2 pm Wednesday – Friday
  • (507)258-1088
  • Provides free lunches throughout April. Call ahead for pick-up.
Victoria's Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Eligibility: Children
  • 7 1st Avenue SW Rochester, MN 55902
  • Open 10:30 am - 10 am Monday - Saturday; 10:30 am - 9 pm Sunday
  • Any child who needs a meal can come to the restaurant and choose from marinara sauce with pasta; meat sauce with pasta; buttered noodles; fresh bread
Zumbro Valley Food Shelf
  • Eligibility: Residents of Zumbro Valley
  • South Troy Wesleyan Church 56817 Highway 63 Zumbro Falls, MN 55991
  • 11 am – 5 pm Tuesday; 11 am – 6 pm Thursday
  • (507)259-1442
  • Provides food and will deliver if needed




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