Serving Our South Minneapolis Neighborhood
The Minnehaha Food Shelf—an ecumenical mission of Lake Nokomis Lutheran, St. James on the Parkway and Minnehaha United Methodist churches—provides food for more than 600 people in need who live in our neighborhood. We serve the area between the Crosstown and Lake Street, Cedar Avenue and the river. Each month we distribute approximately 30,000 pounds of food.
How to Find Us
The Minnehaha Food Shelf is open every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It's located at Minnehaha United Methodist Church: 3701 East 50th Street, Minneapolis. Click right here to see a Google map.
Volunteer at the Food Shelf
If you have some free time on Tuesday mornings, consider volunteering your time at the Minnehaha Food Shelf. We can always use help to set up, check in visitors, and distribute food throughout the day.
Here’s what you’ll need to get food at the Minnehaha Food Shelf:
1. Live in the area between the Crosstown and Lake Street, Cedar Avenue and the river. (See map below.)
2. Go to Minnehaha United Methodist Church (3701 E. 50th Street, Minneapolis) on a Tuesday, between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
3. Have a photo ID and a piece of business mail (such as a water or electric bill) with your name and address. If you have a child or children, they’ll need some form of ID like a medical card or school paper.
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.
Give to the Food Shelf
Your gift of non-perishable food, personal care items and/or money, will help us combat food insecurity in Minneapolis. Drop-off boxes are located at all three churches. Did you know:
• One in 10 Minnesotans—or more than 500,000 state residents—are food insecure on a regular basis
• 49 million Americans, including more than 13 million children, live in households that don't have consistent access to nutritious food
• 10% of Minnesota households are affected by hunger
• More than 5 million senior citizens 60 and older face hunger
We Work With Second Harvest Heartland
Second Harvest Heartland’s mission is to end hunger through community partnerships. Working closely with their network of partners, volunteers and donors and people like you, their aim is to efficiently and effectively end hunger. With close relationships, community ties and dedicated partners, we can beat hunger if we keep striving to:
• Provide nutritious and culturally diverse foods to people in need
• Advocate for local and national hunger relief programs and policies
• Educate people about nutrition and other food-related issues
If you have questions or would like additional information, call the Minnehaha Food Shelf Manager, George Gallagher: (612) 501-7078. Or email him at: email@example.com. If you’d like to volunteer, contact: Anne Scheible (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bette Stacy (email@example.com).