Food Pantries

Groveland Food Shelf
1900 Nicollet Ave

Hours: Mon-Thu 9:30-12:30 and Fri 10:00-1:00

Service Area: Between 25th St and Grand St,
from I-35W to City Limits

For more information please visit: Groveland Food Shelf, or Phone: (612) 871-0277

Community Emergency Service
1900 11th Ave Sa

Please visit: or Phone: (612) 870-1125 for more information.

Hours: Mon-Thu Afternoons for those who live in area.

Messiah Lutheran
2400 Park Ave S

Food Shelf: Second Friday and Fourth Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sharing and Caring Hands
525 North 7th Street

(across from the incinerator just past the ball park)

M - Th: 1:00 - 1:30 PM, Line forms to the left of the Diningroom entryway.

Waite House Essential Resources
2323 11th Ave S

Food Shelf Hours: Mon-Tue 12:00-5:30 and Thu-Fri 12:00-5:30 for those who live in area.

For more information about city wide food services, please see: Minneapolis Meal Tickets

Prepared Meals

Loaves and Fishes
St. Steven's Community Center
22nd Ave and Clinton Street

M - F: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Holy Rosary
2424 18th Avenue South

M - Th: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Soup with Chef Judah
Bethany Lutheran Church
2511 East Franklin Ave

M - F: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Marie Sandvik Center
1112 East Franklin Avenue

Tuesdays & Thursdays: Lady's and Children Service and Meal 7:00 PM (Doors close at 7 PM)

Friday: Men's Service and Meal 7:00 PM, Sunday: Men's Service and Meal 6:00 PM.

The House of Charity
510 S 8th St

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 594-2000

Lunch M-F from 11:30 - 12:30 PM, Sat and Sun from 10:30 -12:30 PM

Trinity First Lutheran Church
1115 E. 19th St. (On the Northwest corner of Franklin and 13th Ave. Behind the parking lot by the back door of the church.)

SATURDAY Meals from 1:00 - 3:00 PM: (A free clothing van is there the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of the month.)

 Making the Case

Food Strategy

Nothing is more important that what you put in you. Even if you only eat one week's worth of fresh fruit and vegetables, its worth the effort to go out and buy good food for yourself. Most of us however, are unable to afford to purchase all our food, so we prioritize what we can't get with our discretionary spending, such as: Oil, and sweeteners, tea and medicinal herbs, and of course personal hygiene products.

What we know from bodybuilding experience is that eating an unchanging diet of high protein foods is also a mistake. The body adapts to the environment you provide it, and after a period of a couple months or so, whatever you've been accustomed to will begin to fail. In order to build strength, we need to be able to adapt. It is the very definition of health itself: The Ability to Adapt. So, to stay fit, we keep changing our diet and exercise routines to build real strength. Don't worry about not being able to purchase the best food for yourself all the time. Learn to adapt to a changing diet, and be fit.

Fresh Water

A friend of mine (also in the Web Development business) suggested I use filtered water, and I've been doing so ever since. It helps to get out every couple days or so anyway, and I've got a solid cart to carry my water with as well. Don't be shy about this requirement. It is an international right to have clean drinking water and cannot be denied. Our river provides plenty of water, but its quality is questionable. There are over 100 towns north of the Twin City Metro area that don't have sewage treatment plants, and their sewage goes directly into the Mississippi. We sanitize the water, but one wonders if the chemicals are really an improvement to the natural sediment of the rivers own digestive system. After using purified water, I've chosen to play it safe.