Food Resources

  • Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio Canasta Familiar

    Mondays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

    797 East 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55106

    Each week, Canasta Familiar receives donations that includes fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), meat and other non-perishable items. Foods vary according to availability. Families can choose their food and select the items that are most appropriate for their home. There is a limit of one basket per family.


    Department of Indian Work Emergency Services Food Shelf 

    1671 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

    Schedule your visit for next week delivery or pick up!! Call (651) 789-3856 to schedule your visit.


    Faith Lutheran Church

    Thursdays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm and Saturdays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    499 Charles Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Provides free food distributions, and free frozen take-home meals courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department.


    Fare for All 

    A community-supported, non-profit program that is open to all! We provide easy access to low-cost, nutritious foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meat packages. Locations are available throughout Minnesota, The Mega Meat packs ($25), Mini Meat packs ($11), Produce Packs ($10), and Combo Packs ($20) will be available, along with the Hot Buy special of the month.


    FOCUS – Minnesota

    550 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Mondays & Thursdays, 11:30 – 12:30, Free bag lunches

    Sundays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Free Community Meal, currently offered as a takeaway

    2nd & 4th Saturday, 10:00am – 11:30 am, Supplemental Food Shelf, please bring photo ID & proof of address

    Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and 1st Saturday, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Clothing closet available by appointment only, has clothing, coats, shoes, boots and personal hygiene items, everyone is welcome, call 651-222-0712.


    Free Food for Kids

    Thursdays, 11:00am – 3:00pm

    First Care Pregnancy Center (2109 Old Hudson Rd, St Paul, MN 55119)

    Receive 7 meals per child, No questions asked, Children do not need to be present.


    Free Plant-Based Community Meals

    Wednesdays-Sundays, 11:00am – 8:00pm

    J. Selby’s (169 Victoria St, St. Paul, MN 55104)

    Plant-based meals offered to the community every week for those who can't afford meals, via curbside pickup. Call (651-243-1300) or text (651-243-4142) to request an order. If you need to feed a large group, email


    Fruit of the Vine Food Shelf



    1280 Arcade St, St. Paul, MN 55106

    Receive fresh dairy products, meats, produce, and breads, plus personal care and pantry goods. We can provide each household with food twice per month and there needs to be an adult to receive food on behalf of each household. Please keep that in mind when you plan to visit us.


    Greater Twin Cities YMCA 

    Monday – Friday

    12:00pm – 1:00pm

    Locations throughout the metro area and suburbs are available, including: St. Paul Eastside YMCA (875 Arcade Street), and St. Paul Midway YMCA (1761 University Avenue West)

    We will have meals at the YMCA entrance available to be picked up for free for those that are in need. Families may pick up food during open hours Monday through Friday at select YMCAs and choose a food bag non-perishable meal package.


    Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf

    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

    Available by appointment during other days/times.

    270 N Kent Street, St Paul, MN 55102

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our operations to follow the State of Minnesota and the Center for Disease Control guidelines. We are not able to allow clients and community members to shop for themselves in our food shelf, however, we will shop for you.  You can still make an appointment via phone, or you may use the Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf Request Form by clicking on the link ( and we will fill your request and have it ready for curbside pick up or delivery (Priority is given to be seniors and health-related homebound persons).


    House of Refuge Outreach


    5:00pm – 7:00pm

    520 Atwater Circle, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Free Food, Diapers and Hygiene Giveaway


    Hunger Solutions Find Help Map

    Find resources near you including Community Food Distributions, Discount Grocery, Farmers Markets, Food Shelves, Free Meals, and Senior Resources


    iHELP MarketSquare 

    Tuesdays & Thursdays

    2:00pm - 4:00pm.

    900 Dale Street N  St. Paul, MN 555103

    Free groceries, items may vary. Walk ups welcome, if you are driving stay in your car, they will load food for you.


    The JK Movement Center

    1063 Iglehart Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Hot Meals to Go

    Fridays, 12:00pm – 2:30pm: Weekend Bag Handouts


    Keystone Community Services Foodmobile 

    This innovative model brings food shelf services directly to people who have transportation barriers or who live in neighborhoods that lack access to full grocery stores. Our Foodmobile travels throughout St. Paul and the northern suburbs of Ramsey County to bring nutritious food to people in need.


    Keystone Community Services Food Shelves

    Midway Food Shelf (1916 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104), Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm

    Rice Street Food Shelf (1459 Rice Street, Suite 3, St. Paul, MN 55117), Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 4:30pm

    Due to the Coronavirus (Covid 19), we have changed to emergency services and are not able to offer full choices in the food shelf at this time. Every household will receive dry goods, produce and refrigerated/freezer items per your household size and diet preference (ie. vegetarian).


    Kingdom Builders Worship Center

    300 Bates Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106

    Monday – Thursday, 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Free Hot Meals

    Fridays: Free Groceries for families that have kids under 18 years old


    Lasagna Love

    Are you a parent trying to balance way more during COVID? A front line worker who could use some love? A person who’s lost income and is trying to figure out how to put dinner on the table? Whatever the reason: kindness is for everyone. Let a neighbor deliver a home-cooked lasagna or main dish to your family one night. All of our Lasagna Chefs strive for contactless delivery, to keep both you and them safe.


    Market Bucks 

    Market Bucks match SNAP-EBT spending dollar-for-dollar (up to $10) at participating farmers markets across Minnesota.


    Masjid At-Taqwa Food Shelf

    3rd Saturday of the month

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

    1608 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

    Masjid At-Taqwa's monthly Food Shelf is open to all and occurs the 3rd Saturday of every month.  Open to all! We do start registrations as early as 11:30am. During the COVID-19 Pandemic we do not allow customers into the building.  Customers must stay in their cars and an attendant will bring out registration materials and food to your car.



    Certified Metro Mobility customers can now order groceries and household essentials online from a store that has online shopping and local pick up. Pick-ups are also available for food shelves and pet stores. Metro Mobility will pick your order up and deliver to your house.


    Minnesota Food Helpline 

    HelpLine Hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

    Assesses situation and provide solutions to food needs; Call 1-888-711-1151, use their chat feature or fill out an online form.


    Neighborhood House 

    Wellstone Center (179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107)

    Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

    Food market is open for drive-up or walk-up curbside pickup from  Located in the rear of the building.

    Francis Basket

    Sibley Manor Apartments (1293 E Maynard Dr #410, St Paul, MN 55116)

    Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 11:30am, and 1:00pm – 3:30pm.

    Food market is open for drive-up or walk-up curbside pickup.

    Delivery is available Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 11:30am, and 1:00pm – 3:30pm  for those in Ramsey County, call 651-789-2534.


    Open Hands Midway

    Mondays & Wednesdays

    12:00pm – 2:00pm

    436 Roy Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104

    Please join us for our FREE weekly community meals. A hot meal is served each Monday, and a bag lunch is served on Wednesdays, with additional produce and bakery items available to select from.


    Ramsey County Home Meal Delivery 

    Meal delivery is available to residents who are confined to their homes due to health conditions, transportation barriers and other reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    The Sanneh Foundation Food Distribution

    Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Meals for Kids & “Make at Home” Meal Kits

    Wednesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm: Fresh Produce & Meals

    Thursdays: Meals for Kids

    Fridays 1:00pm-3:00pm: Fresh Produce & Meals

    Conway Community Center (2090 Conway Street  St. Paul, MN 55119)


    Shamsia Hopes Free Nutritional Meals for Youth

    Daily, 10:00am – 2:00pm

    580 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55103

    Free nutritional meals for youth up to 18 years old. Pick up or Delivery. Call for delivery or directions, 651-500-1313.


    St. Paul Parks & Recreation Free Meals

    Tuesdays, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Conway Recreation Center (2090 Conway St, St Paul, MN 55119)

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, El Rio Vista Community Center (179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107), McDonough Recreation Center (1544 Timberlake Rd, St Paul, MN 55117), Palace Recreation Center (781 Palace Ave, St Paul, MN 55102)

    Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Arlington Hills Community Center (1200 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130), Rice Recreation Center (1021 Marion St, St Paul, MN 55117), Dunning Recreation Center (1221 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104)

    Families with one or more children under the age of 18 are eligible to pick up one meal bag per child per week. Children do not need to be present and they can pick up for neighbors or relatives. Each meal bag contains 7 dinner meals and 7 snacks including fresh fruits and vegetables, juice, a variety of sandwiches, crackers, cheese, milk, and more.


    St. Paul West 7th Street Salvation Army

    Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:00am – 3:00pm

    401 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102

    Emergency boxes of groceries are available for contact-less pick up, no appointment necessary.


    Twin Cities Free Food Events & Resources Facebook Group

    This group is the place to post free food share events happening throughout the Twin Cities metro area and to post updates on more specifics about these events. Members may also post extra food items they have to give away to others.

  • We occasionally update this list, please check with the resources to ensure that they are still available as dates & times may change.