Food giveaway permit

We list the permit application for food giveaways. We also provide safety guidelines.

You need a permit for a food giveaway during a City or State public health emergency. 

Permit application

Community Food Distribution Permit application : Permits are available through September 20, 2021.

Safety guidelines

Food safety for community food distributions : Guidelines to keep food safe and stay COVID-19 safe during food distributions.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

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Public Service Building 
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 220
Minneapolis, MN 55415