Food Resources
Food Resources for East Side Saint Paul

Food Resources

  • Free meals for kids (download the app to find free meals for kids near you) – English, Hmong, Oromo, Russian, Somali & Spanish.
  • Food Assistance Programs – click here
  • Minnesota Food Helpline: 1-888-711-1151
  • Saint Paul Public Schools Meal Service During Distance Learning to Start September 8 – click here
  • Minneapolis Public Schools Meal Pickup Sites and Updates
  • Food Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Health has curated information about food safety, including guidance for food facility operators.
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a supplemental food, nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health continues to offer WIC services to eligible families with children up to age five. Please call 651-266-1300 to apply for WIC.
  • Families can apply for cash emergency and food (SNAP) assistance at http://applymn.dhs.mn.gov. Before applying, you can see if you are eligible for ApplyMN programs at http://mn.bridgetobenefits.org.
  • Minnesota communities are stepping up to help their neighbors in need of food and other supports.
    • If you live in the metro area, call 612-373-3333 for information about public transportation.
    • If you live in a rural area, click here for information about public transportation close to you.
  • Ramsey County: Food & Basic Needs Flyer Order Form – click here
  • Ramsey County Food Resources – click here
  • Saint Paul families can sign up for free meal delivery from Saint Paul Public Schools this summer. You do not need to be enrolled in SPPS to receive meals. Boxes are delivered once a week and include five breakfasts and five lunches. Meal boxes can also be picked up at Riverview Library on Mondays and Wednesdays, Rondo Community Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and three SPPS schools on Fridays. This Friday (July 10), families who pick up a meal box at Harding High School can also get a free art kit courtesy of the Walker Art Center and Chase Bank. For more information, visit the SPPS summer meals page.
  • Ramsey County launches free home meal delivery for people impacted by COVID-19. A new home meal delivery program is available for Ramsey County residents who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and are challenged to leave their homes. Five community partners have been selected to provide healthy home-delivered meals to qualifying residents free of charge. Meal options include medically-tailored, vegetarian, culturally-specific and Halal-only meals.
  • COVID-19 emergency food support – click here
  • SNAP Outreach Providers – click here

Food Resources for East Side Saint Paul

  • The East Side YMCA has a take what you need, leave what you can supply drive. Grab what you need between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. – click here
  • Food Support Programs from Neighborhood House – click here
  • Salvation Army Eastside provides pre-packaged food boxes every Friday from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Food boxes will be handed out the West facing door. This is a quick grab and go process. Also note you will be standing in line and there is no seating available. Feel free to bring your own chair, walkers, carts and whatever you may need to be comfortable during the waiting process. Lines move fairly fast.

    This service can be used once a week per household. All are welcome to this Friday Free Food Distribution. No Id or forms necessary.

    Please remember to stand 6 feet apart if you are waiting outside the building. Also come prepared to lift and carry a food box and bag totaling 25-40 pounds. Visit their Facebook page for daily updates @SalvationArmyEastside. Only food services are offered at this time.

    ALL ARE WELCOME to receive any of food services offered to the community. If you do not live on the Eastside and would like more information about what Salvation Army services are being offered in your area click here.