Metro Food Programs

East Side Neighborhood Services has a long history of providing for our diverse community members in need of food assistance and nutritional support. Our food shelves serve over 3,000 Hennepin County households, providing nutritious fresh food as well as assistance with accessing SNAP (food support) and other resources. We specialize in services tailored to those who may have a difficult time accessing other food shelves, including older adults and people with disabilities.

Our Metro Food Programs include the following:

  • Senior Food Shelf (for Hennepin County residents age 55+)
  • Glendale Food Shelf (for Glendale Townhomes residents)
  • High Rise Mobile Food Shelf (for residents of 39 low-income apartment buildings)

Monetary donations are the most effective way to support our food shelves. By collaborating with food banks, restaurants, and stores, East Side Neighborhood Services is able to purchase food at a much lower price than what grocery stores charge.

For information about other food shelves, food resources, and SNAP (food support), please contact the Minnesota Food Helpline at 1-888-711-1151.

Federal Civil Rights Law and USDA Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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