Food Shelves

To find a food shelf in your area call: 952-925-6265

If, after getting food from your area food shelf you need additional food, call the Emergency Food Shelf Network: 952-925-6265, or first call for help: 612-335-5000.

If there is a location that we may have missed, please email to have your location added to our list.


Mothers and Children Food Assistance Program
1140 Gervais Avenue Maplewood
Phone: 651-484-8241

Provides: Through two programs, provides supplemental USDA Commodity Food Package to women and children (breast feeding and non-breast feeding women one year postpartum, pregnant women, and children under 6; must not be receiving WIC) and seniors 60 years and older. There are several sites in the metro area. Call for information.

Branch I
1301 East Franklin Avenue
Phone: 612-871-9442
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30-11am and 12:30-2:15pm; Tuesday 7-11am with no produce available in the afternoon; Thursday 7:30-11am only.

Service Area: for those persons who live east of 35W, west of the river, north of Lake Street, and south of I-94 up to 11th Ave. or south of Franklin between 11th and 35W.

Branch II
1000 Currie Avenue North
Phone: 612-338-8093
Hours: Monday through Friday 12-2pm

Service Area: for those persons who live south of Franklin Ave., west of 4th Ave. S., east of 10th Ave. N., and south of Cedar Lake Rd.

Center for Asians and Pacific Islanders
310 East 38th Street, Room 109
Phone: 612-825-4625
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30

Centro Cultural Chicano
1915 Chicago Avenue South
Phone: 612-874-1412
Hours: By appointment only, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; call on Monday to make an appointment.

Community Emergency Services
1900 11th Avenue South
Phone: 612-870-1125
Hours: Monday through Friday from 1:30-4:15pm.
Service Area: for those persons who live east of 35W, west of 13th Ave. S, north of Franklin Ave., and south of the Mississippi River (SE Minneapolis not included).

Cornerstone Ministry (Park Avenue Church)
3400 Park Avenue South
Phone: 612-825-6863
Hours: Tuesday 1-4pm, and Thursday 2-5pm.
Remarks: Can be used only one time per month (can get diapers two times a month). Serves people living in the following zip codes: 55404, 55406, 55407, 55408, and 55409.

Brian Coyle Community Center
420 15th Avenue South
Phone: 612-722-8722
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm, and Friday 8am-Noon.

Fare for All Program
Phone: 612-340-9694
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-4pm and Thursday and Friday 10am-7pm.
Remarks: Low cost food, “pantry packs” and “freezer packs” for $10.

Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
1900 Nicollet Avenue South (Enter on Groveland Ave.)
Phone: 612-871-1005
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm
Service Area: for those who live west of 35W, south of Grant St. and Wayzata Blvd., and north of 25th St.

Joyce Food Shelf
1222 West 31st Street
Phone: 612-825-4431
Hours: Monday through Friday from 1pm-3:45pm; and Thursdays from 5-7pm.
Service Area: for persons who live south of 25th St., north of 62nd St., west of 35W up to 32nd St. or west of Lundale between 32nd and 62nd Streets, and east of the City limits.

Little Earth Food Center
2501 Cedar Avenue South
Phone: 612-724-145
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10am-noon and from 1pm-3pm.
Service Area: only for persons living in Little Earth.


Messiah Lutheran Church
2504 Columbus Avenue South
Phone: 612-871-8831
Hours: Second Friday and fourth Saturday of the month from 10am-Noon.
Service Area: for persons who live east of I-35W, west of Hiawatha Ave., north of Lake Street and south of I-94. Must bring proof of identity.

Minnehaha Area Pantry
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
4000 28th Avenue South
Phone: 612-721-4252
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30-11:20am for those who are already registered with the food shelf. New registration happens Monday-Friday 9:30-11am
Remarks: In addition to the regular food shelf hours, groceries are handed out to anyone Thursdays at 12:30pm in the mission parking lot. First come first serve – no registration required.

People’s Exchange
3023 4th Ave. South
Phone: 612-822-1634
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am. Arrive right around 9am for food shelf.
Remarks: Photo ID with address needed to use food shelf. Can be used only one time per month.

Pilot City Neighborhood Services Center
1315 Penn Avenue North
Phone: 612-348-4700
Hours: Monday through Friday 9am-3:45pm; Wednesday’s are open 5-7pm.
Service Area: for persons who live east of Xerxes Avenue N., west of the river and from Bryn Mawr north to the city limits.

Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Room 20-Lower Level
Phone: 612-821-2302
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:40-11:40am and 1:00-3:40pm; also open the third Saturday from 10am-2pm.
Service Area: for persons who live south of Lake Street, east of Nicollet Avenue, between 32nd and 62nd Streets, and west of Cedar Avenue. Also between Lyndale and Cedar from 46th St. to 62nd St.

Salvation Army NEED Social Services
2727 Central Avenue NE
Phone: 612-789-1512
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:45am-4:30pm, (closed for lunch 12-1pm); open later on the second and fourth Thursday of the month for those who are working. By appointment only.
Service: Call one day in advance for an appointment. Other services include food, hygiene items, referrals for clothing, and some furniture assistance. For residents of North Minneapolis.
Salvation Army-Northside
2024 Lyndale Avenue North
Phone: 612-522-6581
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-Noon and from 1-4:30pm.
Service Area: for persons who live in North or Northwestern Hennepin County.

Salvation Army-Southside
1841 East Lake Street
Phone: 612-721-6462
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am-Noon and from 1pm-4pm. Thursday’s open until 6pm. By appointment only.
Service Area: for persons living in South Minneapolis or Southern Hennepin County. Can be used only once a month.

Sharing and Caring Hands
525 North 7th Street
Phone: 612-338-4640
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:30-3:00pm.
Service Area: for persons who live anywhere in Minneapolis.
Remarks: Emergency food shelf only. If you are receiving welfare, go to neighborhood food shelter first.

Simpson United Methodist Church
2740 First Avenue Church
Phone: 612-874-7741
Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 9:30am-12:15pm.
Service Area: for persons who live west of Portland Avenue, east of Lyndale Avenue, north of Lake Street and south of Franklin Avenue. Must have proof of residence. Can be used once every two months.

WIC Program (Women Infants Children)
Phone: 612-348-6100
Provides: Health and nutrition assessment; vouchers for quality food like milk, cheese, iron rich cereal, fruit juice, peanut butter and dry beans; information referral.


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