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Free Food pantries /Food Banks
Food banks and free food pantries listed below help families that are facing hunger. The pantries are mostly located at churches and non-profits in the region. Most of the free food pantry locations may have an application process, which usually requires proof of income, residency proof etc. Using donations from the community, and relying on volunteers, the locations may pass out free boxes of food or serve a meal.
Our Daily Bread Food Shelf – Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, Minnesota, 55124
Telephone number (651) 322-5113
This church can help ensure that people receive free food and other household items. This can also include resources to help people and families who are on their journey providing for their family on their own over time.
Rosemount Neighborhood Family Resource Center
Partners with local charities and offers the 360 Communities, formerly Community Action Council Food Shelves
14521 Cimarron Ave W, Rosemount, MN, 55068
Dial (651) 322-5113
Community Action Council
Food pantry address – 501 E. Highway 13, Suite 102
Burnsville, MN, 55337
Main phone – (952) 985-5300
This is the local Dakota County community action agency. A number of programs provide short term assistance, including food and hot meals. At the same time the agency will help people become self-sufficient. Other services include LIHEAP, weatherization, section 8 vouchers, applications to baby formula from WIC and emergency housing.
Farmington Food Shelf
510 Walnut St, Farmington, MN, 55024
Dial (651) 463-5019 for intake and hours.
Feed My Sheep Food Shelf – Messiah Lutheran Church
Location of the church is 16725 Highview Ave, Lakeville, MN, 55044
Telephone phone: (952) 431-5959 Ext: 11
The charity has hot meals for very low income families. A pantry is also on site, and they run the Meals on Wheels service for senior citizens.
Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers
Primary address – 20730 Holyoke Ave Ste 139
Lakeville, MN, 55044
Phone number – (952) 469-3444
This location operates a food shelf and other social service programs. Assistance offered is extensive, and includes personal hygiene supplies, household products, laundry and household cleaners. Or speak to a case manager and apply for other resources such as food stamps, TANF welfare, or more.
A second location of the Eagan & Lakeville Resource Centers is located at 3904 Cedar Grove Pkwy, Eagan, MN, 55122. Call (651) 688-3189. They offer many of the same programs and resources as indicated above.
Farmington Rambling River Center
325 Oak St, Farmington, MN, 55024
Telephone – (651) 280-6970
The non-profit offers Free Food for seniors and other income qualified elderly and residents. The main resource they offer from this facility is the Nutrition Assistance for Seniors (NAPS) supplemental food program. Government commodities, vouchers, and other food assistance is provided.
Hastings Family Service
301 2nd St E, Hastings, Minnesota, 55033
Phone: (651) 437-7134
The food bank at this facility can provide emergency food for Dakota County individuals and families in need of short term assistance.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Address – 13901 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN, 55337-5797
Dial (952) 898-9311
The non-profit pantry has fruits, paper goods, hygiene items, canned meats, rice, and more. Clients include the disabled, children, and unemployed families.
The Open Door
20730 Holyoke Ave, Ste 139, Lakeville, MN, 55044-9826
3904 Cedar Grove Pkwy, Eagan, Minnesota 55122-1403
There are two sites of the Dakota County food shelf. They offer holiday food baskets, applications to school meals or summer snacks for kids, and more. Phone – (952) 469-3444.
Mary, Mother of the Church
Primary address is 3333 Cliff Rd
Burnsville, MN, 55337
Offers groceries, perishable items, emergency food aid, and more. Other referrals can be made for shelters, clothing closets, and holiday programs.
Neighbors, Inc. food shelf
222 Grand Ave
South St. Paul, MN, 55075
Phone number is (651) 455-1508
Free or low cost food is provided to individuals and families in need of short-term assistance. The pantry at the center relies on the generous support and donations from companies, people, churches, non-profit organizations, along with thousands of volunteer hours.
Shepherd of the Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Apple Valley
Primary address: 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley, Minnesota, 55124
The main service they offer is Our Daily Bread food shelf. They also run several federal government USDA supported programs in Dakota County. This is run in partnership with 360 Communities and other local social service agencies.
South Metro Vineyard Church
Location – 13798 Parkwood Dr, Burnsville, MN, 55337
Telephone (952) 892-1000
Call this center for information on and potential access to emergency food and groceries.
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Meals for Kids Program
Summer Meals : There are hundreds of meal sites around USA with free meals for kids and teens ages 1-18. Summer meal programs may serve a combination of lunch, breakfast, supper and morning or afternoon snacks. Some programs also offer learning activities for kids before or after meals. Use the link below to find a site near you. Summer Meals Map