Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Table full of fresh produce

Where to Get Food Help

The Twin Cities Salvation Army serves daily hot meals at several of our centers. We also stock eight food shelves and offer distributions of bakery and produce items. The food is free to anyone in need, no questions asked.

Our hot meals are served at service centers in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Coon Rapids. Our food shelves offer a wide range of groceries, allowing individuals and families in need to stretch their budgets. Three of our locations provide special food support for homeless youth, too.

Weekday Lunches

  • East Lake Street Salvation Army, 1604 E. Lake St., Minneapolis (Monday – Wednesday, Noon – 1 p.m.)
  • Central Avenue Salvation Army, 2727 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis (Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., June 15 – Aug. 19)
  • Payne Avenue Salvation Army, 1019 Payne Ave., St. Paul (Monday – Friday, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.)


  • Harbor Light Center, 1010 Currie Ave., Minneapolis (Thursday – Monday, 6 p.m.)

Food Shelves

  • Blaine Social Services Office (inside Anoka County Human Services Center): 1201 89th Ave. NE, suite 130, 763-755-6873. (Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.)
  • Burnsville Social Services Office (inside Prince of Peace Lutheran Church): 13901 Fairview Drive, 952-898-9367 (Monday, 1–3 p.m. and 5–7 p.m.; Tuesday, Noon–2 p.m.; Wednesday, 5–7 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
  • Maplewood Salvation Army: 2080 Woodlynn Ave., 651-779-9177 (Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.)
  • Minneapolis, Central Ave. Salvation Army: 2727 Central Ave. NE, 612-789-2858 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–Noon and 1–4 p.m.; please arrive 30 minutes before closing to receive food)
  • Minneapolis, downtown Social Services Office: 53 Glenwood Ave., 612-659-0711 (please call for hours)
  • Minneapolis, East Lake St. Salvation Army: 1604 E. Lake St., 612-721-1513  (Monday–Friday, 8–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m., closed Wednesday afternoons)
  • Minneapolis, North Lyndale Avenue Salvation Army: 2024 Lyndale Ave. N., 612-522-4871 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m.; Thursday, 1–3 p.m.)
  • St. Paul, West 7th St. Salvation Army: 401 7th St. W., 651-224-4316 (Monday and Wednesday, 9–11 a.m., new walk-ins 1–2:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–3 p.m.)
  • St. Paul, Payne Ave. Salvation Army: 1019 Payne Ave., 651-776-8169 (First 20 walk-ins Monday–Friday starting at 8 a.m.; Youth hours: Thursday, 3–5 p.m.)

Fresh Food Distributions

Many of our locations receive bakery items, fresh produce and other food staples from local grocery stores to distribute to anyone in need.

  • 7th Street West Salvation Army, 401 7th St. W., St. Paul, 651-224-4316 (Friday, 11 a.m. – Noon)
  • Burnsville Social Services Office (inside Prince of Peace Lutheran Church), 13901 Fairview Drive, 952-898-9367 (Two Thursdays a month, 2 – 3 p.m. by appointment only)
  • Downtown Minneapolis Social Services Office, 53 Glenwood Ave., 612-659-0711 (Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. tickets handed out, 2 p.m. food distribution)
  • East Lake Street Salvation Army, 1604 E. Lake St., Minneapolis (2nd Thursday, 9:45 a.m. tickets handed out, 10 – 11 a.m. food distribution)
  • North Lyndale Avenue Salvation Army, 2024 Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-522-4871 (Monday – Friday, around 10 a.m.)
  • Payne Avenue Salvation Army, 1019 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-8169 (first three Fridays of the month, 2 – 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. until food is gone September – May)