Services

Youth Avenues

612-522-1690

  • Overnight Shelter
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Intake information: Call for information. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Provides: Overnight shelter for youth ages 16–20; clothing, case management, meals, independent living skills training, employment and educational support, referral to services, legal assistance.

Remarks: Call by 4 pm for one available emergency bed.

612-529-2185

  • Overnight Shelter
Remarks: Space is available for 8 families with children. 60-day stays with extensions available. Families sleep in congregations. Laundry, showers and meals are available.

Hours to call for shelter: If you are in need of shelter, call to find out about openings between 7:30 am-5:30 pm Monday-Sunday.

Phone Numbers

Families with Children

Front Desk: 612-277-0201

  • Overnight Shelter
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Remarks: The focus of this shelter is on families with children; and single pregnant females. All referrals are made by Hennepin County. Single pregnant women would share a room with one or two other women, while families have a private room. Women with one child under 8 share a room.

Services: Three meals, private rooms with bathroom and shower, and free laundry facilities are available. Assistance from Minneapolis Public Schools, medical clinic, Economic Assistance, Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, Rapid Exit and a preschool are also available, as well as services from 40 other agencies.

Phone Numbers
612-874-9292

  • Overnight Shelter
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Hours: 5pm–9am.
Intake: Must be referred through Adult Shelter Connect.
Provides: 44 beds are available for stays of up to 28 days. Must be sober to stay here. People who work late and have a 28-day spot can come to shelter late. You can get an extended stay by saving 40% of your income toward permanent housing. If you have never been to the lottery before, you can talk to shelter staff to be put on a waiting list.
Services: Light breakfast, showers, weekend meals and laundry are available to guests. Regular medical services are offered. Hennepin County Access workers make regular visits, and staff members speak Spanish. Some job search assistance available.
Remarks: Guests must arrive or call to check in by 5:30 pm each night. Late entry until 1:00 am available for guests with verified employment.
Phone Numbers
612-204-8551

  • Overnight Shelter
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Provides: Permanent supportive housing with services for people who have been long-term homeless. 74 SRO units are available for single men, and 11 efficiency apartments for single men or women. Rent: Some SRO units are funded through GRH, and some SROs and efficiencies through Shelter Care Plus, which would be 30% of income. For both you must be receiving or eligible for some form of public assistance.

Intake: Call for information, or ask staff at Higher Ground shelter.

Phone Numbers
612-767-9500

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday–Friday 8:30 am–5 pm.

Remarks: North Point Human Services offers a wide range of services including: client advocacy, financial counseling, housing and rental assistance, and a food shelf.

Phone Numbers
612-872-4193

  • Overnight Shelter
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Remarks: Must be sober in order to enter any of the following programs. Rent is no more than 30% of income. Cooperative living environment and a sober and drug-free house. Candidates for this program must be referred from Hennepin County Coordinated Entry.
Phone Numbers
612-522-6581

  • Food Shelf
  • Clothes Closet
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Food Shelf Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-11 am and 1-3 pm; Thursday 1-3 pm.

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-noon and 1-4 pm.

Service Area: For persons who live in north Minneapolis. Visitors should call and schedule and appointment. Must provide photo ID and current piece of mail at time of appointment. Food shelf is available once per calendar month. It is a first-come first-serve basis. We reserve the right to limit the number of households served if the volume of guests is too high.

Phone Numbers
612-822-1200

  • Thrift Store
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Hours: Monday–Friday 10 am–8 pm; Saturday 9-5.
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Salvation Army Center City Office

612-659-0711

  • Food Shelf
  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Monday and Thursday 8-11 am and 2-4 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 am–noon and 1–3 pm.

Remarks: Walk-ins welcome. Once you have talked to a caseworker, you may receive a voucher to a Salvation Army thrift store. You need to provide a referral from an overnight shelter or a piece of mail and photo ID at the time of appointment.

Phone Numbers
612-870-9617

  • Free Meal
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Hours: Tuesday 7 pm worship service followed by women’s clothing and meal; Thursday 12 pm quilt and baby layette signup; Thursday 1 pm worship service followed by women’s and children’s clothing and meal (child care provided during service); Friday 7 pm worship service followed by men’s clothing and meal; Sunday 6 pm service followed by men’s clothing and meal.
Phone Numbers
Office Number: 612-529-8054

  • Overnight Shelter
  • Clothes Closet

Crisis Nursery Line: 612-302-3500

  • Overnight Shelter
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Provides: A “career closet” with clothing for job interviews. Crisis nursery services in a community-based family support program that provides services to parents and children in times of crisis or stress. Can provide referrals to Bridging for furniture. Call for information. Walk-ins available. Referral fee $75; Delivery $180.
Phone Numbers

Salvation Army Center City Office

612-659-0711

  • Food Shelf
  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Monday and Thursday 8-11 am and 2-4 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 am–noon and 1–3 pm.

Remarks: Walk-ins welcome. Once you have talked to a caseworker, you may receive a voucher to a Salvation Army thrift store. You need to provide a referral from an overnight shelter or a piece of mail and photo ID at the time of appointment.

Phone Numbers
612-870-9617

  • Free Meal
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Hours: Tuesday 7 pm worship service followed by women’s clothing and meal; Thursday 12 pm quilt and baby layette signup; Thursday 1 pm worship service followed by women’s and children’s clothing and meal (child care provided during service); Friday 7 pm worship service followed by men’s clothing and meal; Sunday 6 pm service followed by men’s clothing and meal.
Phone Numbers
Office Number: 612-529-8054

  • Overnight Shelter
  • Clothes Closet

Crisis Nursery Line: 612-302-3500

  • Overnight Shelter
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Provides: A “career closet” with clothing for job interviews. Crisis nursery services in a community-based family support program that provides services to parents and children in times of crisis or stress. Can provide referrals to Bridging for furniture. Call for information. Walk-ins available. Referral fee $75; Delivery $180.
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Hours: Showers are available Monday–Friday, 9 am–1 pm.
Phone Numbers

Salvation Army (Temple) Lunch

612-767-2710 Provides: Lunches

  • Free Meal

Salvation Army

612-767-2700

  • Food Shelf
  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Monday–Friday 8-11:30 am and 1-3 pm.

Service Area: For persons who live in south Minneapolis or southern Hennepin County. Walk-ins welcome. It is helpful, especially if you are visiting for the first time, to bring your photo ID and a current piece of mail.

Remarks: Call for an appointment Once you have talked to a caseworker, you may receive a voucher to a Salvation Army thrift store. You need to provide a photo ID and piece of current mail at the time of the appointment. Food shelf provides the opportunity to shop with a volunteer for your needs.

Provides: Lunch served Monday-Friday from noon-1 pm.

Phone Numbers
612-870-7263

  • Free Meal
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Hours: Monday–Friday 10 am–3 pm. Meditation is held at 11:30 followed by lunch. Doors closed for reflection, meditation and lunch from 11:30-12:45

Provides: A gathering place where poor, homeless and economically comfortable people come to form community, work for non-violence, affirmation and responsibility. Emphasis on spirituality through daily reflection time together, followed by lunch. Doors closed for reflection, meditation and lunch from 11:30-12:45.

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Loaves and Fishes Too

612-869-7700

  • Free Meal
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Loaves and Fishes Too
Serves Monday-Thursday 5–6 pm.
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Living Spirit United Methodist Church Dinner

612-721-5025

  • Free Meal
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Serves dinner Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm.
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Loaves and Fishes Too

612-724-8929

  • Free Meal
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Loaves and Fishes Too
Serves 5:15-6:15 pm Monday-Thursday
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Second Sunday of the Month

612-870-7800

  • Free Meal
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Hours: Second Sunday of the Month meals are served 5–6 pm
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Catholic Charities Opportunity Center

612-204-8300

  • Free Meal
  • Shower
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Hours: Serves breakfast 7–8 am Monday through Saturday. Serves lunch 11:30–12:30 Monday through Saturday. Drop-in Hours: Monday–Saturday 7 am–3 pm.

Provides: Breakfast and Lunch. The Opportunity Center also has small-scale storage lockers ($5 for 30 days only; after that must wait 2 months to rent locker again.) Showers and laundry are available Monday–Friday 8–11 am. Arrive between 7-8 am to receive a ticket for shower. ($1 for one wash/dry load).

Phone Numbers

First and Fifth Sundays of the Month

(612) 871-5303

  • Free Meal
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These Sunday meals are served 5–6 pm
First and Fifth Sundays of the Month
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Remarks:Tickets are issued at 10:30 am and doors open at 11:30 for noon meal.
Phone Numbers
612-722-8722

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 12-3 pm.

Service Area: primarily for Native Americans who are enrolled with a tribe.

Phone Numbers
612-870-1125

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1-4 pm; Friday 1-3pm; CES listens well and provides resources to lift the Spirit as we are able.

Service Area: For those who live east of 35W, west of Mississippi River, south of I-94, and north of Lake Street.

Remarks: Ideally, participants will provide ID and proof of address. Friday produce giveaway is from 1-3pm.

Phone Numbers
612-789-1512

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday–Friday 8 am–noon and 1–4 pm.

Service: Walk-in food shelf, including culturally specific food items available, specifically Hmong-Laotian.

Remarks: For those living in ZIP codes 55418, 55413, 55414, and Hennepin Co. part of 55421. We are a walk-in food shelf, but you may also call for an appointment. Can be used only once a month. Must provide photo ID and current piece of mail for all adults and ID (social security card, birth certificate, medical card) for all children at time of visit.

Phone Numbers
612-788-2444

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Walk-in hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am-noon; Tuesday and Thursday 6-7: 30 pm. Appointments are possible.

Intake: Pre-registration for new clients is done Monday-Friday 9-11 am. Call for info.

Remarks: No ID required and no geographic restrictions. Can use the food shelf once every four weeks. Pet food also available.

Phone Numbers
612-871-8831

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Second Friday and fourth Saturday 8-11 am.

Service Area: For those who live in Phillips neighborhood (east of I-35W, west of Hiawatha Ave., north of Lake St. and south of I-94). Must bring proof of residency. Once per month only.

Phone Numbers

Simpson Shelter

612-874-0306

  • Overnight Shelter

Simpson United Methodist Church

612-874-7741

  • Food Shelf
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Simpson Food Shelf

Hours: Tuesday–Friday from 9:30 am–12:15 pm.

Service Area: West of Portland Avenue, east of Lyndale Avenue, north of Lake Street, and south of Franklin Avenue.

Remarks: Must have proof of residence and piece of mail with name and address or medical card for self. Family members must have medical, school ID or birth certificate. Can be used once every 30 days.

Simpson Women’s Shelter

Hours: 5 pm–9 am.

Intake: Must be referred through Adult Shelter Connect.

Provides: Overnight shelter for 22 women; hot dinner, a simple breakfast and a to-go lunch are served to guests; showers, laundry, storage, savings, health clinic, and advocacy are available.

Remarks: Women who agree to save a minimum of $400 of their income each month to be used toward housing will receive an extended stay. (Need pay stubs to verify employment or disability benefits.)

Simpson Men’s Shelter

Hours: 5 pm–9 am; staff is available by appointment.

Intake: Must be referred through Adult Shelter Connect.

Provides: 44 beds for men for 28 days. Hot dinner, a simple breakfast and a to-go lunch are served to guests; showers, laundry, storage, savings, health clinic & advocacy.

Remarks: Simpson has a savings program which allows guests an extended stay if they are saving a minimum of $400 of their income each month toward housing. (Need pay stubs to verify employment or disability benefits.)

Phone Numbers

24-Hour Crisis Phone

612-377-8800

  • Overnight Shelter
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Hours: Open 24 hours a day.

Remarks: Space for 10-17 year olds. Call to see if space is available.

Services: Youth support groups, individual and family counseling. Transitional living spaces for 16 and 17 year olds.

Phone Numbers

24-Hour Crisis Intake

612-825-0000

  • Overnight Shelter

Business Phone

612-825-3333

  • Overnight Shelter
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Office Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 am–4:30 pm.

Remarks: There is space for 80 women and their children in a secure environment. Referrals are made to safe shelters in the area when they are without space. Also provide support services to all members of family with the aim of preventing and ending family violence.

Phone Numbers
612-521-2128

  • Overnight Shelter
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Remarks: Up to 16 rooms are available for homeless families (mothers age 18+ and children only; no men). Families are referred through Hennepin County shelter team (612-348-9410).
Phone Numbers
612-204-8448

  • Overnight Shelter
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Intake: Call between 1-5 pm Monday through Friday for information about available openings.

Provides: Shelter for youth ages 18-20; Additional services include crisis counseling and support, case management, mental health and chemical dependency counseling, on-site medical care, Independent Living Skills training, one-to-one educational assistance.

As of June 1, 2017 Hope Street Shelter no longer serves youth ages 16-17 years. The Bridge for Youth in Hennepin County provides services for youth ages 16-17.

Phone Numbers
612-338-4855

  • Overnight Shelter
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Intake Hours: Monday through Thursday 10:15–11:30 am and 1:30–3 pm. Your entire family must go to Sharing and Caring Hands (525 N. 7th St.) to apply for shelter at Mary’s Place.

Provides: Shelter for up to 30 days for families with two or more children. Shelter cannot be arranged over the phone.

Phone Numbers
612-872-7855

  • Free Meal
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Remarks: Dinner on Sundays, October–April. Doors open at 1:30 pm for 2:30 meal. Closed on the first Sunday of the month.
Phone Numbers
612-332-5855

  • Thrift Store
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Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–8 pm; Saturday 9-5.
Phone Numbers
612-722-7882
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Hours: Monday through Friday, 10-6 pm, Saturday 10-4
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The Clothes Closet/CSJ Ministry Center

612-870-1815

  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 11 am-2 pm.

Remarks: Clothing, linens, towels and household items are available. Use garage entrance at back of building.

Phone Numbers
612-825-6863

  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Tuesday 3:30-5pm; Wednesday 4:30–6:00pm

Remarks: Clothing is reasonably priced. Household items are also sold. Enter from parking lot, go downstairs.

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Salvation Army (Noble)

763-425-0517 ext. 105

  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Monday–Friday 8 am–noon and 1–4 pm.

Remarks: Call for an appointment Once you have talked to a caseworker, you may receive a voucher to a Salvation Army thrift store. You need to provide a photo ID and piece of current mail at the time of the appointment.

Phone Numbers
612-338-4640

  • Free Meal
  • Food Shelf
  • Shower
  • Clothes Closet
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Hours: Monday–Thursday 10–11:30am and 1:30–3pm. Serves breakfast 10am Monday-Thursday; one meal served Saturday and Sunday from 10am-12pm. Dinner is served Monday–Thursday at 3 pm.

Remarks: If you are receiving welfare, go to neighborhood food shelf first.

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Loaves and Fishes Too

612-871-2981

  • Free Meal
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Loaves and Fishes Too
All sites serve Monday–Friday 5:30–6:30 pm except as noted.
Phone Numbers
612-338-5282

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday 12–6 pm; Tuesday 12-3 pm; Wednesday and Friday 12-4 pm.

Service Area: For those persons east of I-35W, south of Hennepin Ave., west of the river and north of I-94 (ZIP 55454).

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Center for Asians and Pacific Islanders

612-721-0122

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Call for appointment to sign up.

Service Area: Primarily for persons of Asian descent who live in Hennepin County.

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Central Lutheran Church Restoration Center Lunch

612-870-4416

  • Free Meal
  • Clothes Closet
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Lunch Hours: Lunch is served on Mondays 11:30am–12:15pm. May end sooner, depending on the crowd.

Outreach Hours: Outreach is done Monday 7am-2pm and Tuesday–Thursday 7:30am–2pm (assistance with medical co-pays and glasses, some dental and transportation assistance.)

Computer Access Hours: Computer access is available Monday–Thursday 7:30am–2pm. Job coaches are available on Thursdays.

Clothes Closet Hours: Monday and Thursday from 10am–2pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 10am-12pm.

Nursing Center Hours: Monday 10 am-12 pm and Thursday 9:30-11 am. Safe drop-in space staffed by nurses and students. Focuses on basic health care and hygiene needs.

Pastoral assistance is available by appointment Mondays & Tuesdays and from 9-11am Wednesday and Thursday.

Phone Numbers

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Secure Waiting (women only)

612-767-3113

  • Overnight Shelter

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Men & Women

612-767-3113

  • Overnight Shelter
  • Shower

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Weekend Meal

612-767-3100

  • Free Meal

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center Weekday Meal

612-338-0113

  • Free Meal
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Hours: A hot meal open to the public served Thursday through Monday at 6 pm.

Remarks: For Sunday, a nice dinner is served after chapel (service begins at 10 am). You must attend chapel to go to the meal. The regular “nutrition line” is at 6 pm and is open to the public.

Phone Numbers

Third Sunday of the Month

612-871-7400

  • Free Meal
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These Sunday meals are served 5–6 pm
Third Sunday of the Month
Phone Numbers
612-871-0277

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: (Adults) Monday through Thursday 9:30 am–12:30 pm; Friday 10 am-1 pm for those who live in area (see below). Please bring ID if you are able.

Hours: (Youth) Homeless youth ages 23 and under with no residency requirement: Tuesday and Thursday 4-7 pm.

Service Area: For those adults who live in downtown Minneapolis and near-south of downtown area.

Remarks: Delivery for adults is available for shut-ins. Stipend program for youth ages 21 & younger is available in exchange for working 3 hours. Call for more information.

Phone Numbers
612-825-4431

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday–Friday 1 pm–3:45 pm; and Thursday 5-6:45 pm.

Service Area: For persons who live south of 25th St., north of 62nd St., west of Lyndale, and east of France Ave.

Remarks: Will provide three days of food per person in each household one time a month.

Phone Numbers
612-721-1681

  • Free Meal
  • Food Shelf
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Food Shelf Hours: Monday and Friday 1-5pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm and 2:30-6:30pm; closed on Wednesdays.

Free Meal Hours: Lunch is served 11 am–12:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Remarks: Also provides free produce on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 pm; sign up at front desk at 10 am for produce distribution. Numbers will be handed out at 11:45 and 12:00. At noon there is a speaker presentation.

Phone Numbers
612-825-6933

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Food and clothing pantry is open Saturdays 10 am-2 pm.

Remarks: Bring state ID with you to register.

Phone Numbers

Senior Food Shelf

612-788-9521

  • Food Shelf
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Hours: Monday through Friday 10-11:30 am and 12-2:45 pm. Last number given out at 2:30 pm.

Remarks: Food shelf for people 55 and older. Must reside in Hennepin County. May use food shelf once per calendar month.

Phone Numbers

Fourth Sunday of the Month

612-332-3421

  • Free Meal
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These Sunday meals are served 5–6 pm
Fourth Sunday of the Month
Phone Numbers
612-821-2396

  • Food Shelf
  • Clothes Closet
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Food Shelf Hours: Monday–Friday 9–11:30 am and 1–3:30 pm.

Food Shelf Service Area: South of Lake Street, east of Nicollet Avenue be- tween 32nd and 62nd Streets, and west of Cedar Avenue. Also between Lyndale and Cedar from 46th St. to 62nd St.

Clothes Closet Hours: Monday–Thursday from 9–11:30 am and 1–3 pm. (Arrive before 2:45 pm.) If you are a first time guest, please arrive half hour before closing. First come, first served.

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House of Charity Food Centre Breakfast

612-436-2055

  • Free Meal
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Serves women and families with children Monday–Friday from 8:30–9 am. Brunch is served to anyone on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-11:30 am. Lunch is served Monday–Friday from 12–1 pm.
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Loaves and Fishes Too

952-948-0746

  • Free Meal
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Loaves and Fishes Too
All sites serve Monday–Friday 5:30–6:30 pm except as noted.