• A place where people come hungry, and leave hopeful

Welcome to our Neighborhood Food Shelf!

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

Bonus Friday: Friday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

No appointment needed, visitors are served first-come, first served. You may visit the food shelf 1 time per month. 

Our neighborhood food shelf is a SuperShelf food program, meaning we strive to offer a wide variety of fresh and healthy food options in a welcoming environment for you and your family. 

We operate on a client-choice model, meaning you get to “shop” for the foods that you enjoy and that are best for your family’s food needs.


First Time Visitors

Hello! We are so glad you found us! We all need a little help at times, and picking up some extra groceries is a great way to help stretch your budget when things are tight. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about your visit:

  • Call us at 612-870-1125
  • Email us at: CES@cesmn.org
Some things to know on your first visit

No I.D. is required to sign up for the food shelf. We will, however, ask for your name and an address (or your current city of residence if you are houseless), and the number of persons in your household or family.

There is a short form that needs to be filled out for your first visit. You can download and view the form here. Forms will be available at CES for you to fill out. In addition, you will also be asked to provide some demographic information about your household if you are able. Providing this information is very helpful for us and encouraged, but it is not required. All of your information is kept private with us.

We are a no boundaries food shelf, meaning we serve anyone from any city. We do, however, encourage you to access food shelves that are in your neighborhood. Please visit the Hunger Solutions website for a map of food shelf locations.

Eligibility Requirements

To be able to receive food from the food shelf, please see the income requirements below (updated 4/6/2020)

Household Size Annual Income

One                        $0 – $38,280

Two                        $38,281 – $51,720

Three                     $51,721 – $65,160

Four                       $65,161 – $78,600

Five                        $78,601 – $92,040

Six                          $92,041 – $105,480

Seven                     $105,481 – $118,920

Eight                      $118,921 – $132,360

Add $4,480 of allowable income for each additional family member.

You may also visit the food shelf if you are experiencing a situation of emergency and distress due to a disaster, and/or if you participate in a government assistance program such as GA (general assistance), SNAP, WIC, and public housing.