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Free food pantries in Minneapolis Hennepin County.

Free, emergency food pantries as well as soup kitchens in Hennepin County and Minneapolis can provide free or low cost  food, meals or groceries to area residents in need. Many of the centers also offer other forms of assistance to the low income, elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged in the local community. More information on the churches, agencies, and food pantries near you to call in the Minneapolis region are below as well as a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

Most of the pantries do have conditions that need to be met and limited restrictions. For example, some locations state that usage is limited to once a month. Many food banks in Minneapolis state that help is offered on a first come - first serve basis and that no appointment is necessary.

In addition to providing free food, groceries, and meals, many locations in Hennepin County can also offer clothing as well as 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.

Church of The Incarnation Food Shelf
Address - 3817 Pleasant Ave S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
Phone number of church is (612) 822-2101

HomeBridge Food Shelf – Meals, groceries, breads, and vegetables can all be offered to people who need help.
4217 Boone Ave North
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55428
Phone number - (763) 533-5887

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.

Westonka Food Shelf - 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.

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

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 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, (612) 522-6581
  • Salvation Army South Office, 1604 E Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Call 612-767-2700
  • 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.





Community Bridge Food Shelf
Address is 2400 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP)
1605 North County Road 101
Plymouth, MN 55447

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.

Food in the Hood (North Minneapolis Location)
Beacon of Hope Church, 2827 Newton Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411, USA

Francis Basket Pantry and Soup Kitchen
1293 Maynard Ave East, Apt. 410
St. Paul, MN 55116
Main number is 651-699-0986

Serenity Village Community Church
Mailing address of the food bank is 4100 Douglas Dr N
Crystal, MN 55422, USA

People Serving People
They are a multi-faceted social service agency. There is free food, groceries, household supplies (including detergents) and other items. More on People Serving People assistance programs.

Seek the Truth Ministries
7836 2nd Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420





Minneapolis Central Church of Christ
1922 N 4th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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 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.

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
714 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Minnehaha UMC Food Shelf
3701 E 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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

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

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







Catholic Charities Housing & Emergency Services – Referrals and support services are offered. Find other ways that Catholic Charities can help you. Click here find a Catholic Charities near you.
1308 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN, 55404, dial (612) 204-8585
1000 Currie Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, telephone (612) 204-8562

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. – In addition to health care, they offer nutritional advice, counseling, and meals as well.
1313 Penn Ave N,
Minneapolis, MN, 55411
Main number - (612) 767-9500

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.

Pillsbury United Communities
Address - 420 15th Ave S,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
Phone number - (612) 876-9324

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

PRISM (People Responding In Social Ministry) – Various social services are administered. Also apply for free food or groceries.
Location - 730 Florida Ave S, Golden Valley, MN, 55426
Phone number - (763) 529-1350

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

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

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.

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.

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.





Simpson Food Pantry
2740 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408
Call (612) 874-7741 for information.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Community
901 E 90th St, Bloomington, MN, 55420
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 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.

By Jon McNamara

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