Minneapolis Food Shelves
Food shelves help ensure all Minneapolis residents have steady access to food. View food shelf locations, hours of operation, and additional food shelf-specific information on the interactive map or PDF. Additional food resources are available below the map.
Rapid Response RFA- COVID-19 Community Food Security Supports Funding
The City of Minneapolis Health Department invites applications through a rapid response process for COVID-19 Community Food Security Supports. $470,000 in CARES funds is available from the City of Minneapolis through this application process. Eligible groups or organizations provide emergency food relief, such as food shelves, food banks, food pop-ups, or farmers markets distributing free food. Groups must serve the City of Minneapolis, provide emergency support related to the COVID-19 pandemic and must demonstrate ability to purchase items and provide receipts by November 13, 2020.
Applications are due by NOON on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 for review in the priority application round. Please send any questions to [email protected] by 4:00 PM on Monday, October 26, 2020. Answers will be posted on a rolling basis up until noon October 27. Learn more and apply.
Minneapolis Food Shelves Information
On the map below, click on a grocery cart to view information about a specific food shelf. Or, download a PDF of food shelf information in English or Spanish. Please consider contacting the food shelf before visiting to confirm their hours of operation, as schedules may change.
If you know of a food shelf not referenced on this map, please email any updates or corrections to Tamara Downs Schwei.
Visit the Minneapolis Health Department's Food Donations web page for more information on how to donate prepared food.
TCMAP is a local, volunteer-run collective that acts as a bridge, both supporting the work of mutual aid sites and helping our community find and access material aid and other resources. Our tools include (1) an interactive, searchable map that tracks the hours, needs, and available goods at over 200 Twin Cities aid sites; (2) a directory of mutual aid resources that don’t easily fit on a map, like free medical and economic assistance programs; and (3) a mutual aid calendar that lists educational trainings, community-led action, and other local events. Learn more and view the map.
Hunger Solutions provides information and advocates for hunger relief across the State. Visit the Hunger Solutions or call their Minnesota Food Helpline on weekdays during business hours at 1-888-711-1151 to learn more.
To find meal sites near you:
- View the for current meal sites being offered.
- Access the to locate free meal sites, as well as food shelves and other food resources near you. Please contact the organization to confirm schedules.
Hunger Solutions also provides information on food resources such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Market Bucks. The helps SNAP-EBT participants purchase more good food at their local farmers market.
can be reached 24 hours/day for food support questions by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone or by texting your zip code to 898-211.
is a hunger relief organization that primarily acts as a food bank –one of the nation’s largest— that collects and donates food through a variety of programs and services. The organization operates across Central Minnesota, the metro area, and Western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland is seeking monetary donations from anyone able to help.
is a hunger relief organization that has many programs including a food bank and the to help alleviate hunger in Minneapolis and around the metro region.
Volunteers are currently needed for daily food packing and sorting at the Food Group's New Hope warehouse. If interested, please visit their volunteer website.
The Sheridan Story works to combat hunger in the community by filling the gaps to food access that children face.
Minneapolis American Indian Center serves a large and tribally diverse urban American Indian population in the metro area. Currently, they are providing culturally relevant meals to elders in the native community and are seeking donations. For more details, how to help, and who to contact, view this letter.
Minnesotans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) food benefits can now use their EBT card to purchase eligible items from authorized online retailers. Find more information about how to order food using EBT benefits, participating retailers and delivery options.
Last updated Oct 22, 2020