Food and medical resources

View a list of compiled resources for Minneapolis residents.

With the loss of grocery stores and other damage affecting people’s access to food, clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, and medication, the City is compiling this list of resources to help residents. Note: Information is changing rapidly. Please confirm the locations are still accepting or handing out donations before heading out.

Find assistance

View a map of Minneapolis food shelves
Food shelves help ensure all Minneapolis residents have steady access to food. Try our interactive map to help you find a food shelf and other food resources. More resources are listed below the map.

Minneapolis Public Schools free meals for kids
Daily free food boxes for pickup. Seven breakfasts and seven lunches including fresh produce for anyone 18 and under. All families are welcome.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday now until further notice.

Free meals for kids app
Learn more about resources for free meals for anyone under 18.

Find a farmers market near you
Eat fresh and buy local in your community. Find a market using the interactive map. Use your SNAP-EBT at participating markets. 

MN Food Helpline
Check out the online map of food resources, or call phone hotline at 1-888-711-1151 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

SNAP-EBT emergency food services expanded eligibility
Plus online purchasing and delivery through Amazon and Walmart.
Participants with questions can call 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday starting June 1.
People who use SNAP and don’t want to leave their homes to get food can authorize a trusted relative, friend or neighbor to pick up and deliver groceries using their electronic benefits card. They must contact their county or tribal financial worker to make the authorization. Minnesotans can fill out an application for SNAP online at For help applying or additional food resources, contact the Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151 or visit Hunger Solutions.

Food and financial assistance

The Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporarily made it easier for people to get and use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which offers monthly food benefits. Information about SNAP and other hunger resources is collected on the department’s new food emergency webpage.
If you weren’t receiving SNAP or MFIP but your child had free or reduced lunch, you can apply for P-EBT.

South Minneapolis food distribution efforts (Note: Some may be pop-up efforts not licensed by the City of Minneapolis.)

  • CANDO (Central Neighborhood Development Organization)
  • Accepting drop-offs at 3715 Chicago Ave., 612-824-1333
  • Simpson Food Pantry, 2740 First Ave. S.; 612-874-7741
  • CAPI (Center for Asian and Pacific Islanders) Food Shelf, 612-721-0122
  • Twin Cities Democratic Socialist of America (TCDSA) are hosting food distribution of hot meals and fresh produce for all southside residents.
  • Northern Sun, 2916 E. Lake St.

Get assistance from Hennepin County by phone

Clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, and medication through Hennepin County
Call 612-348-3000 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.Help is available in multiple languages. Residents in need of assistance are assigned a Human Services Navigator to help connect to available services and resources.

Pharmacy service

Learn how to get pharmacy services if your pharmacy has been damaged or closed.

Pet food

The People & Pets Together pet food shelf is open to residents of Minneapolis who need help feeding and caring for pets.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday. No appointment necessary.
3745 Bloomington Ave. S., 612-722-9998

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