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Free food pantries or groceries in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

Free, emergency food shelves (pantries) as well as soup kitchens in Hennepin County and Minneapolis will giveaway free or low cost  food today, meals or groceries to low-income families and people with no money. Many of the distribution centers also offer other forms of assistance, such as Meals on Wheels, to the low income, elderly, disabled, and single moms in the local community. Find a free food pantry near you in Hennepin County.

Note free emergency pantries in the region are often called “food shelves”. There is also referral number at the bottom of the page for other programs in the Minneapolis MN community. There are also free drive thru food banks, holiday meal baskets and also pet food pantries in the region for low-income households.

Get everything from baby formula to Ensure for seniors, Similac, and also personal stuff such as soap or laundry detergent from a free food shelf. Most of the pantries do have conditions that need to be met and limited restrictions. Many food banks in Minneapolis state that help is offered on a first come - first serve basis and that no appointment is necessary. There may also be cash aid or emergency help, and locate emergency cash assistance.

In addition to providing free food, groceries, and meals, many emergency distribution centers near you that are open today in Hennepin County can also other services. The details will change by center and even time of year. Many pantries serve free Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving meals as well as pass out hygiene supplies. However non-profits may offer assistance in applying for government food assistance programs such as SNAP food stamps or meals for your school aged children.

Where to get a free food box or meal in Hennepin County

Church of The Incarnation Food Shelf
Address - 3801 Pleasant Ave S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409. Phone number of church is (612) 822-2101

East Side Neighborhood Services Metro Food Program - Greater Lake Country Food Bank
Address is 554 8th Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dial (612) 340-9694
Resources include Commodity Supplemental Food Program as well as Turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Get free canned groceries, fresh fruit or produce, and access to a free, emergency drive thru pantry.

HomeBridge Food Shelf
4217 Boone Ave North, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428. Phone number - (763) 533-5887
Meals, groceries, breads, and vegetables can all be offered to people who need help. The non-profit is involved in receiving, storing and distributing USDA Commodity Food to eligible families and seniors in the area. Commodities, such as free cheese, bread, and dairy is distributed.




Joyce Uptown Food Shelf
Location of pantry - 3041 Fremont Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408. Call (612) 825-4431 for hours.

Maple Plain Area Food Shelf
Location - 1815 Budd Avenue N, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359. Telephone - (763) 479-1620
Call for food assistance and other aid.

Address: 41 N 12th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403. For hours, dial (612) 252-1200
The non-profit feeds the youth in Hennepin County. There is also snacks and backpacks of free food passed out during school vacations, primarily in the summer months from May to August.

Salvation Army Centers
The locations offer various social services. Clients can use a pantry for emergency food or groceries. Other assistance will include free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals for low income and homeless families. A Meals on Wheels service runs, and they may also help people apply for SNAP food stamps or financial aid. Some locations of free food banks and soup kitchens are below, or find additional food assistance from Salvation Army Hennepin County.

  • Address is 2445 Prior Ave N, Roseville, Minnesota, dial (651) 746-3400
  • 2024 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN. Intake number is (612) 522-6581
  • Salvation Army South Office, 1604 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Call 612-767-270 or (612) 767-2705
  • Salvation Army Center City. 53 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Phone 612-659-0711
  • Salvation Army Central Minneapolis, 2727 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418,. Phone 612-789-1512 . The free pantry includes Hmong and Laotian foods.

Hopebridge Food Shelf - Food Distribution Center
4217 Boone Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428. Telephone: (763) 536-3282
There is a free food pantry with dry and canned goods, paper products. Get items such as pasta, rice, Canned chicken or other meats, beans as well as free Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, including a turkey with all the toppings.

West African Family & Community Services
7200 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Call 763-561-3042
Cultural specif food, clothes and other stuff is given out to immigrants, migrants and African Americans in Hennepin County.





Little Kitchen Food Shelf
A pantry and soup kitchen is at 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Main Phone: (612) 788-2444

Westonka - St. Vincent De Paul Society
Address: 2443 Commerce Boulevard, Mound, MN, 55364. Primary phone number - (952) 472-5599
A partnership of local churches. The Hennepin County Minnesota St. Vincent is a great place to call for other assistance and help with bills too. Learn about federal government assistance and other resources for the low income, which is in addition to free food. Also apply for programs such as Kids Cafe, EBT cards to help pay for groceries and other food boxes.

Loaves & Fishes
A number of churches work together to help the unemployed, poor, disabled and low-income. An emergency food bank with drive thru pantries too. Get everything from shelf-stable food to pet supplies, eggs, cereal, tuna helper and other commodities. There is also free Meals on Wheels delivery for the area.

  • Peace House Community - 1816 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Call 612-377-9810
  • Rosary Catholic Church - Loaves & Fishes Too, 2424 18th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Phone: (612) 724-8929
  • Living Hope - 721 Kasota Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Phone: 612-377-9810
  • New Bethel Church is a free pantry at  1115 N 30th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Phone: (612) 521-2670
  • Plymouth Covenant Church is a partner at 4300 Vicksburg Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446. Call (763) 559-4300
  • Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth Address: 12235 Old Rockford Rd, Plymouth, MN 55441. Call (763) 559-2775
  • Saint Gabriel's - Food Distribution Center Catholic Church is at 1310 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343. Main Phone: (612) 916-7716

The Aliveness Project
730 E 38th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. Dial (612) 822-7946

Community Bridge Food Shelf
Address is 2400 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Call 612-746-4108

People Serving People
They are a multi-faceted social service agency. There is free food, groceries, household supplies (including detergents) and other items. Or get toilet paper, baby formula, feminine products and other goods. More on People Serving People assistance programs.

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP)
1605 North County Road 101, Plymouth, MN 55447. Call 763-489-7500

NEAR Food Shelf
5209 W Broadway, Crystal, Minnesota 55429. Call 763-533-2836
Assistance including a free soup kitchen and food bank. Soap, hygiene or toiletries, and other goods. Or get vegetable soup, rice, Diced tomatoes, Oatmeal, and canned groceries.

Beacon of Hope Church - Food in the Hood (North Minneapolis Location)
2827 Newton Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55411, Call  (612) 521-8777 or 612-217-4003

Catholic Charities Food, Housing & Emergency Services – Referrals and support services are offered. Find other ways that Catholic Charities can help you. There is also SNAP Outreach Program and free meals for the homeless or immigrants in Hennepin County. Click here find a Catholic Charities near you.

  • 1308 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN, 55404, dial (612) 204-8585 or (612) 204-8562
  • 1000 Currie Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, telephone (612) 204-8562





Francis Basket Pantry and Soup Kitchen
1293 Maynard Ave East, St. Paul, MN 55116. Main number is 651-699-0986

Brunswick United Methodist Church
A food bank and feeding site is at 6122 N 42nd Ave, Crystal, MN 55422. Phone: (763) 533-1661
Based on donation levels, the free emergency food pantry giveaway goods including  Canned Tuna / Fish, Box Dinners, Spam, Flour, and other goods, including to kids or single mothers.

Pantry at 800 West Broadway
800 W Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Telephone: (612) 299-7199

Our Saviour's Community Services
Food pantry Address: 2315 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Call (612) 871-5900

Serenity Village Community Church
Mailing address of the food bank is 4100 Douglas Dr N, Crystal, MN 55422, Call 763-533-3929

Minneapolis Central Church of Christ
1922 N 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405. Call 612-374-5481
The free pantry may have meat (frozen or canned), beans, pasta, cereal, and baby formula or ensure for seniors in the Minneapolis area. Or get items including tuna, Boxed stuffing, feminine products, paper goods and more.

Waite House - Pillsbury United Communities - Waite House Food Shelf
Location is 2323 11th Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. For hours, call 612-721-1681
Whether a free food pantry and soup kitchen is offered too. Holiday meals, free food, groceries and other goods.

Pillsbury United Communities
Address - 3650 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412. Call (612) 302-3400Free food pantries Hennepin County

Good Works Food Shelf - Rescue Now Services Inc
Address: 697 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Phone: (612) 788-4829

Location is 1600 E Lake St Suite 1, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Call (612) 886-2731

Operation Living Hope - Food Distribution Center
Address: 2201 N Girard Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Main Phone: (763) 227-2438
Sometimes there will be low sodium and vegan options. Or get Canned tuna or salmon, Dried macaroni, meats such as frozen chicken and other goods.

Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403. Telephone - (612) 871-0277

Shop for Change PRISM (People Responding In Social Ministry)
Location - 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422. Call (763) 529-1350 or Phone number - (763) 529-1350
Various social services are administered. Also apply for free food or groceries.

Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN, 55409. Phone number - (612) 821-2303 or (612) 821-2308

Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Call (612) 871-0277

Pastor Paul's Mission
Location is 1000 Oliver Ave N, Minneapolis, MN. Phone - (612) 521-4665
Clients of the pantry are children, the unemployed, and working poor.

Al-Maa’unn Pantry
1729 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412. Phone number is 612-521-1749
Canned and some perishable food for low income as well as working poor families.

Shelf of Hope Food Shelf
905 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Dial 612-332-5407

Minnehaha UMC Food Shelf
3701 E 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Call 612-721-6231
The pantry may have items including fresh produce, canned meats in Hennepin County, dairy, bread, and free holiday meal boxes too.

P.U.C. Brian Coyle Center Food Shelf
420 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454. Call 612-338-5282

Bethesda Baptist Church
Church address - 1118 S 8th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404. Call (612) 332-5904

Calvary Lutheran Church - Minneapolis
Church pantry is located at 3901 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407. Call (612) 827-2504







New Creation Baptist Church
Address is 1414 East 48th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Fresh produce and vegetables may be offered each week to the low income in Hennepin County.

Emergency Latino Food Shelf
Address is 1915 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 874-1412
Helps people of all religion and raced. Rice, beans, bags of groceries, perishable items, and much more is offered, maybe even holiday meals for Latinos and others.

Glendale Food Shelf
92 St Marys Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Number - (612)342-1954
Only provides free food, groceries, milk, and more to families in Glendale public housing.

Centre for Asians and Pacific Islanders (CAPI)
3702 E Lake St. Suite 200
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
Dial the food pantry at (612) 721-0122

Christians Reaching Out in Social Service (CROSS)
12915 Weinand Cir, Rogers, Minnesota 55374
(763) 425-1050
Volunteers provide hot or cold meals, vegetables, case management, and support to the low income. People of all incomes and backgrounds can receive help.

Community Emergency Assistance Program, Inc. (CEAP)
7051 Brooklyn Boulevard
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429, (inside the Northwest Family Service Center)
Providing food and clothing assistance, Meals on Wheels, and resource referrals to families in need in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Champlin (east of Hwy 169).  Call 763-566-9600 for more information.

Community Emergency Service (CES)
1900 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55404
(612) 870-1125

East Side Neighborhood Service Inc. (ESNS)
92 St. Mary's Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414, (612) 331-8678
1700 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413, (612) 788-9521

Emergency Food shelf Network, Inc. – EFN
A partnership of charities, churches, food banks, and social service agencies.
Address - 8501 54th Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55428. Call the center at (763) 450-3860
Location - 8501 54th Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55428. Telephone :(763) 450-3860

Intercongregation Communities Association - ICA
Food pantry address is 12990 St David's Rd
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
Dial (952) 938-0729

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP)
Location - 1605 County Road 101 N,
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447
Main phone number for information is (952) 473-2436 Ext: 118
Free food as well as household goods are offered in Hennepin County. They also have information on USDA programs such as surplus commodities.

Messiah Lutheran Church - Minneapolis
2400 Park Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
(612) 871-8831

Minnesota Teamsters Service Bureau
They operate a food bank at 3001 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Dial (612) 378-0446

North Point Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
1256 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Main number - (612) 767-9500
In addition to health care, they offer nutritional advice, counseling, and meals as well. This include free cooking classes for low-income families, vitamins, Similar or Boost food and other goods.

People Reaching Out to Other People (PROP)
Main office address is 14700 Martin Dr., Eden Prairie, MN, 55344. Dial the volunteer organization at (952) 937-9120
Assistance from the pantry can include personal hygiene items, boxes of groceries, soups, and even diapers or baby formula.





Sharing and Caring Hands
Food pantry location - 525 N 7th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405. Telephone number - (612) 338-4640
Focuses on offering free food to the needy. All can get help, regardless of religion, background, or financial condition. Funding is limited.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Community
901 E 90th St, Bloomington, MN, 55420. Call (952) 854-4733
A senior meal site can feed the elderly in Hennepin County. The food bank can be used a couple times per month.

St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP)
6812 W Lake St
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
Call (952) 925-4899 if you need emergency food, meals, or other services.

Find free food or hot meals in Hennepin County

For more information of government supported as well as non-profit food programs near you, dial 1-888-711-1151 or 651.484.5117. Among some of the other resources in Hennepin County include Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution, summer meals for students, and a Meals on Wheels service. There are also many Feeding America resources in Minneapolis as well as more free food shelves.


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