Washington County Minnesota food pantries.

Anyone in need of food or a healthy meal can turn to a food pantry or soup kitchen in Washington County Minnesota. Several non-profit centers, churches, and charity type organizations provide individuals of all ages and backgrounds with free or low cost groceries, meals, and boxes of food.

The items available to the public will vary and can include fruits, vegetables, breads, meats, and more. Some centers will have baby formula or be able to serve meals that are targeted at meeting the needs of the elderly in Stillwater Minnesota. Seasonal programs in Minnesota may include Thanksgiving turkeys or Christmas meals. The hours of each food bank will vary and restrictions are generally in place so call a location near you for additional information or even referrals.

Community Helping Hand
408 15th St SW
Forest Lake, Minnesota, 55025
Dial (651) 464-6831
This center does operate a food pantry for the Washington County community. It may have excess government commodities, protein based items, frozen foods, and baby formula too.

Family Pathways - Forest Lake
935 Lake St. S
Forest Lake, MN, 55025
Call (651) 464-2098
The Food Shelf provides personal items and food to low income persons, seniors, and others that may be experiencing an emergency or situational crisis. Assistance is offered to working poor and low-income families that may be struggling to make ends meet.

Forest Hills United Methodist Church
Main address is 1790 11th St SE
Forest Lake, Minnesota, 55025
Call the center at (651) 464-5249 for hours





Friends In Need
PO Box 6
Cottage Grove, MN, 55016
Telephone number is (651) 458-0730
The location may provide food, groceries and personal items for people who need them. Resources are offered for individuals who live in the regions of Newport, Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park, and even Grey Cloud Island Minnesota.

Hugo Community Food Shelf
Location is 5611 152nd St N # 3
Hugo, MN, 55038
(651) 429-1576

Mahtomedi Area Food Shelf
Main address is 700 Mahtomedi Ave
Mahtomedi, MN, 55115
Call (651) 395-5350

New Life Food Shelf
Primary address is 6758 Bailey Rd
Woodbury, Minnesota, 55129
The phone number often does not work, so the contact information is nlcw.publishpath.com/deaconsfood-shelf.
No reservations are needed, but the pantry is only open one day per week. Bags of groceries may be passed out.




HOPE Harbor - Washington County Social Services Office
Amin location is 7380 Afton Rd
Woodbury, MN, 55125
Call (651) 739-6288
Several assistance programs are offered, including food, transitional housing, personal hygiene products, transportation, family camping, resume writing assistance, and seasonal events. Residents can also apply for government aid such as food stamps or WIC at the county office.

The Salvation Army Lakewood - Maplewood Emergency Food Shelf
Center is based at 2080 Woodlynn Ave
Maplewood, Minnesota, 55109
Call (651) 770-0282
Emergency food, summer snacks, and Christmas and Thanksgiving meals may be served. There is also a food pantry and other aid for paying bills, rent, and other expenses. Another location is at 7380 Afton Rd, Woodbury, MN, 55125. Call (651) 739-6288

Scandia Marine Food Shelf
14781 Oakhill Rd N Elim Church
Scandia, MN, 55073
Call (651) 433-2723
May distribute perishable and non-perishable food items and groceries.

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church - Community Resource Center
Main address is 900 Stillwater Rd
Mahtomedi, Minnesota, 55115
(651) 762-9124
The not for profit Community Resource Center provides help to our neighbors with food, emergency housing, nutritional support, financial assistance and basic needs.

St. Michael's Food Shelf
Location is 611 3rd St S Church of St. Michael
Stillwater, MN, 55082
Call Monday -Thursday (9am-11am) for an appointment (651) 439-3241





Valley Outreach
Main location is 1911 Curve Crest Blvd W
Stillwater, MN, 55082
Call (651) 342-5550

White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
Main location is 1884 Whitaker St
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, 55110
Call (651) 407-5310
Offers fresh and canned food in a crisis situation to the needy. Senior citizens in Washington County and children are a priority too. Meals for the homeless may be served as well.

By Jon McNamara

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