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Emergency Food Shelves
Food shelves provide free food and personal care products (such as diapers, shampoo, soap, etc.) to people in need. Minnesota has more than 300 food shelves. To find the closest food shelf to you by entering your zip code, click here.

Fare For All
Fare For All is open to anyone who wants to save money on their groceries.  Participants (seniors, working families, individuals who are both employed and unemployed, or individuals on fixed incomes) have the opportunity to save 40-50% off their monthly food budgets and access fresh fruits and veggies, frozen meats of all kinds, and a variety of non-perishable staple items.
 
Traditional Fare For All
One Saturday per month, Fare For All Food packs are distributed to participants in outlying sites around Minnesota. Participants pre-register for food packages, and then they are delivered to the Fare For All location by the volunteers. If you are in the outlying Twin Cities or greater Minnesota, find a site near you to begin saving today.

Fare for All Express!
This model is like a traveling grocery store. Food packs are sold on a variety of days and times at sites around the Twin Cities metro area, including monthly Emergency Foodshelf Network warehouse locations. This model of Fare For All allows participants to pay and take the food home on the same day. Distribution sites are located in many communities across the metro area. If you don’t see one in your area, feel free to call the Fare For All Express! office at 763-450-3880 to find one closest to you.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals at lunchtime, Monday through Friday, to homebound, elderly, and disabled individuals in the Twin Cities. There are 40 Meals on Wheels programs in the seven county Twin Cities metro area that are members of Metro Meals on Wheels. Each program serves a designated geographic area. To find the program that serves you, click here and enter your address.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) SNAP-Ed is FREE nutrition education for SNAP (formerly Food Support)-eligible clients delivered by community nutrition educators from the University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. SNAP-Ed is offered in every Minnesota county and on six reservations. Community nutrition educators use science-based, behaviorally-focused curriculum to help Minnesotans with limited financial resources stretch food dollars and make healthy choices. The program also teaches the importance of a quality diet, how to prepare healthy meals with quick and easy recipes, and encourages a physically active lifestyle. Programming is offered in a variety of settings including county human services offices, WorkForce Centers, food shelves, Community Action Agencies, WIC clinics, senior citizen centers, schools, and Head Start/child care centers.

The University of Minnesota Extension provide SNAP-Ed programming in Minnesota counties. To find your local contact call 612-625-7070 or click here.

The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe provides SNAP-Ed programming on six reservations (Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, and White Earth. To learn more, contact Joanne Mulbah at 218-335-8585 or jmulbah@mnchippewatribe.org.