Basic Needs: Food Support
Food Support in the Twin Cities:
Fare for All »
A once a month food purchasing program. A variety of packages are available for purchase, packages range in price from $10 to $20. Through the power of bulk purchasing, each which package is worth far more. There are no income requirements. Distribution sites are located across the Twin Cities area. Each package is full of beautiful, fresh, products - quality fruits and vegetables and/or frozen quality meats. The packages vary each month as well as at each site. Dietary and cultural preferences can be accommodated as well. For more information call 763.450.3880 or visit the website.
Emergency Food Shelf
The Twin Cities is served by a network of agencies which maintain emergency food shelves to assist people who temporarily are not able to meet their food needs. Generally you must provide proof that you live in the agency's service area. Food Shelves can provide up to a week of free food. Every effort is made to meet specific dietary requirements. Individuals or families are eligible. For information on a food shelf near you contact First Call for Help at 211.
School Meal Program »
A program that pays for all or part of the cost of breakfast and lunch for children at school. By offering healthy and nutritious meals, the program also helps children to learn and grow. For more information on the program and requirements please go to the website.