If you need food, go to Minnehaha United Methodist Church (3701
E. 50th Street, Minneapolis) on a Tuesday, between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Note: In response to the COVID19 virus we have changed many things to protect
both our guests and our volunteers – more rigorous cleaning routines,
streamlined procedures, moved outside and encouraged the 6-foot (social
distancing) guideline. Please be patient as we continue to improve what we do.
We will be pre-packing most of the food so there will be fewer choices. Also, we
continue to look for ways to decrease contact between people and that means each
week might look a little different from the previous week.
If You Need Help Right Now
If you need help right now, call 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1
provides free and confidential information about where to get food, clothing,
medical care, legal assistance and more. This is a service for families and
individuals in Minnesota and western Wisconsin (Douglas, Pierce, Polk and St.
Croix counties). Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Since the Minnehaha Food Shelf is only open on Tuesdays, you may need other
sources of food. Check out these possibilities. (Things have been changing
quickly, so it's wise to check before going.):
• Mount Olivet Lutheran Church at 5025 Knox Ave. South is offering Grab and Go
meals on Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
• First Nations Kitchen at 3044 Longfellow Ave. South is distributing portable
meals on Sunday evenings, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
• Starting Monday, March 30, Minneapolis Public Schools will be offering weekly
food distribution. Go to: mpls.k12.mn.us for more information and the schedule.
If you have questions or would like additional information,
click on the Contact Us tab above. Thank you.
Data Privacy Notice/Tennessen Warning from the Minnesota Department of
You have rights under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This Act protects
your privacy. We are asking for information so we can: tell you apart from other persons
with a similar name and decide how to serve you best.
Generally, you are not required to give us the information. However, without it, we
can't report accurate statistics which affects funding. The law allows us to share your
information (the number of children, adults, and seniors in your household and the
number of pounds of food received) with staff from the Department of Human Services,
Hunger Solutions Minnesota, and your regional food bank.
You also have the right to copies of information we have about you. If you do not
understand the information, it may be explained to you. If you do not think the
information is accurate or complete, please correct it with the food shelf staff.