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Summer Food 

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) will provide free meals to children 18 years old and younger though its Summer Food Service Program. It also serves those who are 19 years old and older, have a mental or physical disability and who participate in a public or private nonprofit school program for the mentally or physically disabled.
The Summer Food Service Program begins June 12 and ends Aug. 24. Meals will be available at more than 65 locations throughout the city. Meals may include breakfast, lunch, supper or a snack, depending on the site's hours of operation. 
For a list of current sites, download the Summer Eats Minnesota app for meal service times or visit Families and children can also call the United Way 2-1-1 information line at 651-291-0211 or text their location to 612-516-FOOD to find meals nearby. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) to find a site for free, nutritious summer meals near you.

Food Resources


St. Stephen's Handbook of the Streets This resource has a lists of resources within St. Paul for food, clothing, shelter and more.

PLease call before going! We try to post the most recent schedules, but schedules change. Call before you go to confirm the schedule.


Loaves and Fishes
Free dinner for the entire family, no questions asked.

  • St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 510 Hall Ave., St Paul, MN 55107
    5-6 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Dorothy Day Center, 183 Old 6th Street West, St. Paul, MN 55102
    4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday - Friday

Neighborhood House (Paul and Sheila Wellstone)
179 East Robie St., St. Paul, MN 55107

A walk-in food market serving families in the 55107 area code.

  • 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday

Francis Basket Food Market
Sibley Manor, 1293 East Maynard Drive, St. Paul, MN 55116

A walk-in food market serving families in the 55116 area code.

  • 9-11:30 a.m. Monday 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday

Hallie Q Brown Food Shelf
270 North Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

A walk-in food market serving all families.

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday

Salvation Army

  • 401 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Offering a food pantry services to all families.
    Food Market: 9:15-11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 1:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
  • Payne Ave., 1019 Payne Ave., St. Paul, MN 55130
    Offering lunch and food pantry services to all families. Food pantry available to first 15 people only on a walk-in, first come, first serve basis.
    Lunch: noon Monday - Friday
    Food Market: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Fare for All

Quality, affordable grocery packages, including meat and produce, available on certain days of the month. Serving all families. Cash, credit and EBT accepted.


Minnesota Food Helpline


Help finding additional food resources and services in your area.