Food Shelves in Minneapolis
Food shelves are an integral part of ensuring all Minneapolitans have steady access to food regardless of their circumstances. The City is providing the map and information below to help make locating a food shelf and other food resources easier than ever.
2016 Minneapolis Food Shelves
This map shows Minneapolis food shelves operating in 2016. Click on each grocery cart to access details such as the name of the food shelf, its address, days and hours of operation and contact information. This information is subject to change. Please contact the organization operating the food shelf to get the most up-to-date information.
If you know of a food shelf not referenced on this map, please email any updates or corrections to Tamara Downs Schwei.
Zoning for Food Shelves in Minneapolis
The City of Minneapolis has recently updated its zoning code in order to improve food shelf accessibility. Now food shelves can operate in more zoning districts across the city, making food more accessible to people in need.
- A background summary about the zoning code text amendment can be found here.
- Minneapolis City Council processes and documents about the new regulations can be found here.
Other City Resources
The Minneapolis Health Department (MHD) provides a wealth of information and resources on healthy eating, including information on food shelves, MHD healthy eating initiatives, and links to many other programs and partnerships supporting healthy living.
Hunger Solutions provides information on and advocates for hunger relief across the State. They provide information on food resources such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and on food shelves across Minnesota. Their Market Bucks program helps EBT beneficiaries purchase more good food at their local farmers market. Visit their website or call their Minnesota Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151 to learn more.
Second Harvest Heartland is a hunger relief organization that primarily acts as a food bank –one of the nation’s largest— that collects and donates food through a variety of programs and services. The organization operates across Central Minnesota, the metro area, and Western Wisconsin.
The Food Group is a hunger relief organization that has many programs including a food bank to help alleviate hunger in Minneapolis and around the metro region.
Last updated May 10, 2017