Community Food Shelf

What We Do

Address:  1835 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411

For Your Safety

  • If you are sick, send someone to pick-up your food
  • Line up on Penn Ave & stay 6 feet apart
  • Please wear a mask
  • We will hand out order forms & bring your pre-packed food outside.  (If you do not care for an item, please give it to a neighbor.)

Monthly food supply:  Several day supply of food once per calendar month

Non-food items: Miscellaneous nonfood items with food request

Baby food/diapers: Several day supply of baby food and/or diapers, with a food request

Extra Produce Giveaway: Help yourself to free produce and other items in our parking lot at 1835 on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m. while supplies last.

Free Fresh Food Fridays (formerly Outdoor Market): Free distribution of produce to the public. 

  • Dates : July 10, 24 | August 7, 21 | September 11, 25
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. rain or shine, until supplies run out
  • Location: 2100 Plymouth Avenue, Minneapolis Urban League lot at  Plymouth & Oliver
  • Printable flyers | English | Spanish | Hmong | Somali
  • Due to COVID-19, we are doing things differently this year.  Please note:
    • Please do not arrive earlier than 10:00 a.m.
    •  Boxes are pre-packed with a variety of produce items.  If you do not care for an item, share with a neighbor.
    •  We are doing drive-through service.  We encourage you to use a car and remain in your vehicle at all times.  We will load the box into your trunk.
    •  If you walk, be prepared to handle a heavy box.  Bring a cart or a suitcase.
    • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet.


Are you a helping professional that wants to deliver food for your homebound client?  Please download this form for more instructions on how we can work together


Support Us: 

  • FINANCIAL DONATIONS - Due to the overwhelming generosity of donors, we are running out of space for food and supplies.  Consider making a financial donation so that we can purchase meat, milk, and eggs and other needed items.

The food distributed by our food shelf comes from donations of food and/or cash to purchase food. Our support comes from the State of Minnesota, various churches, businesses, organizations and individuals that share a common concern: Hunger.