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Minnesota free pantries and free food banks.

The state of Minnesota has many food pantries, distribution centers, assistance programs, and non-profit food banks that can provide help to families or individuals who are faced with a hardship situation or emergency. Each and every year thousands of individuals receive free groceries, meals, food and assistance from these facilities that may be near you. Some of the centers listed below may have other items as well, such as clothing, holiday gifts or summer snacks for students out of school. There is also a referral phone number at the bottom of the page for information on other free, emergency food pantries near you.

Get information below on some of the largest non-profit organizations in the area. These are the leading food banks and pantries in Minnesota. Note some are called food shelves, bu that is the same as a pantry. Most of them work closely with local charities that may be located closer to your home. For example they may partner with churches, organizations like the Salvation Army, and other agencies. So feel free to call them to get referred to another local agency.

Most counties also have a large number of other financial assistance programs. Ask a pantry or food shelve center below in order to get information for resources in your county. This can include welfare, SNAP food stamps, and other government aid.

Local food pantries and food shelves near you

While some of the main food banks are listed here, each town, county, and region across the state of Minnesota has their own local non-profit centers on site. The assistance provided is local and will generally only help people in the immediate area. Get more information on low income food assistance, meals, and programs for children in your community. Or find more locations below this list.




North Country Food Bank, Inc.
424 North Broadway
Crookston , Minnesota 56716
Phone number - 218.281.7356

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Address is 2222 Cromell Drive
PO Box 5130
Grand Rapids , MN 55744

Friend in Need Food Shelf
255 3rd St.
Saint Paul Park, MN 55071
Dial the center at (651) 458-0730

Acbc Emergency Food Shelf
2615 9th Ave
Anoka, Minnesota 55303
(763) 422-0046

Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf Inc.
131 35th St. SE
Rochester - MN, 55904

Second Harvest Heartland
Address - 1140 Gervais Avenue
St. Paul , Minnesota 55109-2042
Call - 651.484.5117





Great Plains Food Bank
1720 3rd Avenue North
P.O. Box 389
Fargo , ND 58102
Call - 701.232.6219
Provides support to food pantries in towns and cities across the border region of Minnesota.

House of Charity
510 S. 8th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Main number is 612-594-2000

Wright County Community Action Clothing Center Food Shelf
411 Elm Ave
Waverly, MN 55390
(763) 658-4414

A toll free hotline can provide residents with assistance as well. The non-profit agency known as Hunger Solutions runs it, and clients can receive referrals to local food shelves, soup kitchens, and more. Staff will advocate to ensure families and children have the low cost, healthy food they need, and the support team at the hot line can help in other ways. This can include referrals to benefits such as SNAP foor stamps and other public aid. Find more details on Hunger Solutions in Minnesota.

Waconia United Food Shelf
11 S Elm St.
Waconia, MN 55387
Phone number - (952) 442-3878

Princeton Pantry
104 6th Ave S.
Princeton, Minnesota 55371
(763) 631-3578

Pastor Paul’s Mission
1000 Oliver Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 521-4665

Minneapolis Community Kollel
4820 Minnetonka Blvd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416
(952) 926-3242
Provides free food, canned goods, fruits, and other needed items to the capital region.





Greater Lake Country Food Bank Inc.
554 8th Ave N
Minneapolis - MN, 55411
(612) 340-9694
Call this center for help. Volunteers and full time staff on site can direct individuals to local food programs, refer them to government aid, and assist them in dealing with emergency situations.

Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Location is 555 Park St Ste 210
Saint Paul - MN, 55103
(651) 486-9860

The Sharing Korner
595 Arundel St.
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 293-1931

Hunger Solutions Minnesota
555 Park St Ste 210
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 486-9860

Fare For All
8501 54th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55428
(763) 450-3860

Walker Food Shelves
7232 Ah Gwah Ching Rd NW
Walker, Minnesota 56484
Dial - (218) 547-1713
Some of what can be provided includes fruits, vegetables, frozen foods, and other meal items.

Bemidji Community Food Shelf
1260 Exchange Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 444-6580

Channel One Food Bank
131 35th Street, SE
Rochester , Minnesota 55904





Organic Consumers Association
6101 Cliff Estate Road
Little Marais - Minnesota, 55614
Call the association at 218-226-4164

Second Harvest North Central Food Bank
Location - 2222 E Us Highway 2
Grand Rapids - MN, 55744
(218) 326-4420

Kono Union Minnesota Chapter lnc.
1012 West 66th Street
Richfield - Minnesota, 55423
612 861 9947

Saint Vincent Depaul Food Shelf - Pennywise Shop
2443 Commerce Blvd.
Mound - MN, 55364
(952) 472-1284
This is one of the local social service agencies in the region. Food, limited financial help for bills, and much more is provided.

Food Shelf
110 Front St. N
Barnesville - MN, 56514
(218) 354-7207

Feed My Starving Children
6750 West Broadway
Minneapolis - Minnesota, 55428

The Global Center for Agriculture and Humanitarian Aid Country Club Estates
1155 Fairway Ave NW
Hutchinson - Minnesota, 55350

McLeod Food Shelf
808 12th St E
Glencoe - Minnesota 55336
(320) 864-2088

Mondo Italiano Newspaper MN
819 W 86th St.
Bloomington - MN, 55420

Channel One Food Shelf
131 35th St Se
Rochester - MN, 55904

Emergency Foodshelf Network
8501 North 54th Avenue
New Hope - Minnesota 55428

Compatible Technology International Hamline University - Box 109
Main address: 1536 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul - MN, 55104
Dial - 651-632-3912





Winona Volunteer Services
416 East Second Street
Winona - MN, 55987

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
4503 Airpark Blvd
Duluth - MN, 55811
(218) 727-5653
The non-profit supports other charities and pantries in the region. They may have referrals and other general support.

Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
Main address is 1900 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
(612) 871-0277

Greater Lake Country Food Bank
554 8TH Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Dial 612-340-9694

Supplemental Enterprises Inc.
554 8th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Telephone number is (612) 340-9694

North Country Food Bank Incorporated
424 N Broadway
Crookston - Minnesota, 56716
Phone - (218) 281-7356

Hearth to Hearth Ministries
Chisholm - Minnesota, 55719

St. Martin's Table
2001 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis - Minnesota, 55454
Hot meals may be provided to the less fortunate, homeless, and low income.

Manna Life Line Inc.
10061 Upton Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55431
Phone number - (952) 884-6800

Second Harvest Heartland
1140 Gervais Ave
St. Paul, MN 55109
Telephone number - (651)484-5117

Emergency Foodshelf Network
14301 Ewing Ave S
Burnsville, MN 55306
(952) 707-1088





Basic Needs Inc. Of South Washington County
950 3rd St.
St. Paul Park, Minnesota 55071


Additional Minnesota free food bank locations

To learn about other food assistance programs in the region near you, call the number below. Families can get free food, applications to hunger relief programs, and they can get the locations of additional food banks. Dial the Minnesota Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151.

By Jon McNamara

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