Food Shelf Programs
The Food Shelf is open to residents in need of supplemental food. As of March 2020, neighbors can visit the food shelf two times per month.
There is a simple intake form for first time visitors. No I.D. is required; we simply need your name, current address, and how many people are living in your household. We are a “no boundaries” food shelf, meaning we are able to serve all people from any city.
If you do not live in Minneapolis and need access to a food shelf in your area, please visit hungersolutions.org for a map of food shelf locations.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
- Visitors are served in order of arrival. We are currently distributing pre-packed bags of dry foods (rice, pasta, canned fruit, etc.) as well as dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, and meat options.
- We have food bags that meet a variety of cultural food needs, including Hispanic, East and West African, and SE Asian-inspired foods.
- Most days we have bread (as available) and a variety of boxed and canned foods outside for visitors to choose from as extra “bonus” items.
- We also provide community resources to help our neighbors find help for additional needs they may have. This includes lists of organizations that help with utility assistance, clothing and household goods, transportation, and additional food or meal assistance programs in the community.
A small team of staff and a big group of amazing volunteers runs the CES Food Shelf. We are supported by The Food Group and Second Harvest Heartland food banks, individual and group donations, area congregations, grant funding, and through government assistance.