• A place where people come hungry, and leave hopeful

Meals on Wheels

We serve over 360 people daily with a smile and a prepared, nutritious, hot noon meal or frozen meals delivered weekly to active clients.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery is designed for our neighbors in the Phillips area who are low income and unable to physically visit the food pantry.

Ani-Meals Program

Meals on Wheels (MOW) realized that some clients were giving up a share of their delivered food to feed their companions.

Food Shelf

Our neighborhood food shelf is a SuperShelf food program, meaning we strive to offer a wide variety of fresh and healthy food options.

Meals on Wheels (MOW)

Meals on Wheels is a community-based service throughout the Twin Cities that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of our clients.

Our caring delivery volunteers provide a wellness check and daily contact to build community and a social connection with isolated people.

Meals on Wheels – helping seniors age well in place.

  • Operates Monday through Friday
  • To homebound seniors and, in some cases, physically disabled non-seniors
  • Delivered by volunteers, many directly to the clients’ door
  • Offers a well check and daily contact to many who are isolated
  • Builds community and a sense of connection
  • We have over 275 dedicated individuals, most from downtown corporations and congregations, who make this service to homebound seniors possible. We welcome anyone who is interested in helping to serve the community in this way.
  • If you or someone you know is interested in Meals On Wheels: Call us at +1(612)-870-6121 or email us at mow@cesmn.org


Our Meals on Wheels (MOW) seniors love their pets. However, meeting their own food needs is already a challenge. Adding a pet’s needs on top of that can create a very real issue. MOW volunteers realized that some clients were giving up a share of their delivered food to feed their companions. This meant seniors going hungry, as well as animals not receiving their proper nutrition.

Ani-Meals – feeding pets, feeding hearts.

The Ani-Meals program began in 2015, supported by a grant from Meals On Wheels of America as well as donations from volunteers and organizations. Pet food needs include “small bites” of dry dog food and canned cat food. Donating cash helps us buy specific foods and provide vaccines.

  • Recipients must be enrolled in the MOW or Home Delivery program
  • Deliveries are made by volunteers once a month on Saturdays to 80+ people
  • The service is fully funded through grants, business and individual donations
  • In addition to food, pets may receive health services such as vaccines, exams, and spaying/neutering
  • Great volunteer opportunity for families

Home Delivery

Home Delivery is designed for our senior neighbors who are low income, isolated and unable to physically visit the CES Food Shelf. Healthy food choices are provided along with connection to our community. 

Home Delivery – Meeting Hunger Where It Is.

  • Clients are screened for qualification.
  • In order to qualify for CES’ Home Delivery service, recipients must be a senior and have limited access to the community.
  • Younger individuals with disabilities may also qualify.
  • The total household income must be no more than twice the federal poverty level.
  • Qualifying clients receive, on average, 30 pounds of groceries per month.
  •  Volunteers “shop” each order individually, according to a “Client Choice” grocery list. 
  • Throughout the process, clients receive excellent one-on-one customer service.

Food Shelf

The purpose of the CES Food Shelf is to provide supplemental food support to low-income individuals and families where volunteers have one on one interaction. 

Our neighborhood food shelf is a SuperShelf food program, meaning we strive to offer a wide variety of produce, protein, staple foods, and hygiene items in a welcoming environment for you and your family.

Food Shelf – from hunger to hope.

Hours: Monday – Wednesday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Bonus Friday: Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm (CLOSED THURSDAY)

The food shelf is available to families and individuals once a month.