Community Food Shelf

Address:  1835 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411 | 612-767-9500

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.)

We Offer:

  • 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

Flyers & Forms 

  • Food Shelf Flyer
    • Overall food shelf information
  • Food Shelf Enrollment Form
    • For first time visitors or if it’s been over a year since your last visit. 
    • You can print out this form and bring it with you or it will be given to you during your visit.
  • Food Shelf Enrollment Proxy Form
    • 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


Free Fresh Food Fridays (formerly Outdoor Market)

Our outdoor free food giveaways are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of summer months:  June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 13, 27; September 10, 24 and will be in the parking lot at Plymouth & Oliver.  We will have tons of fresh fruits, vegetables, and community resources – all are welcome!  For COVID-19 safety, you are encouraged to remain in your vehicle and masks are required.  If your organization is interested in having a table and distribute your materials, please contact Tee McClenty at
Download our flyer:  English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish


Support Us 

Consider making a financial donation. They help us in several ways.

We can: 

  • access wholesale and discounted prices so we can stretch your dollar.  
  • make purchases based on our inventory needs.
  • purchase fresh meat, milk, and eggs .  

The food we distribute comes from your generosity. Our support comes from the State of Minnesota, various churches, businesses, organizations and individuals that share a common concern: Hunger.