Food access resources:
Hunger Solutions provides information and advocates for hunger relief across the State. Visit the Hunger Solutions website or call their Minnesota Food Helpline on weekdays during business hours at 1-888-711-1151 to learn more.
To find meal sites near you:
Access the Hunger Solutions search tool
to locate free meal sites, as well as food shelves and other food resources near you. Please contact the organization to confirm schedules.
The Free Meals for Kids app allows you to locate additional free food resources including days and times they are open. It can be downloaded on both Apple and Android devices and provides distance and directions to the locations.
Education Benefits Form
Every family should complete the Education Benefits form provided by your school district. While school meals are free in 2021-2022, these forms determine other benefits you may be able to access and also impacts the funding your school receives. Contact your school office to receive a form.
SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. The program provides support to help stretch your household food budget. To learn more and apply for benefits, click here.
United Way 211 can be reached 24 hours/day for food support questions by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone or by texting your zip code to 898-211.