High Rise Mobile Food Shelf

The High Rise Mobile Food Shelf is a unique program that brings a food shelf directly to 39 low-income apartment buildings in Hennepin County. We deliver food to over 3,100 participants, primarily older adults and people with disabilities. For many of our participants, finding transportation to a brick-and-mortar food shelf or grocery store can be difficult. The Mobile Food Shelf ensures that these residents still have access to fresh, nutritious food.

Over 30% of the food that we deliver is fresh fruits and vegetables. We also regularly deliver meat, eggs, bread, milk and other dairy products, and a variety of non-perishable food itemsWe deliver enough food so that each participant can receive at least 15 pounds — and often more.

Click here to see a list of our current Mobile Food Shelf sites. Most sites receive a delivery every two weeks. Over 2,000 residents volunteer to receive the food, set up the food shelf in the building's community room, and distribute it to their neighbors.


  • Must be a resident of the building
  • Household income must be less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines (written verification of income is not required)
  • Complete and sign annual enrollment form providing name, address, and birthdate of each household member. Your signature provides vertification that you meet income guidelines.

For more information about East Side's High Rise Mobile Food Shelf, contact (612) 340-9694. If you live in one of the buildings we service, we can tell you when our next delivery will be and how to sign up.

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


Helping individuals, strengthening families, building community
This information is available in alternative formats for people with disabilities
by calling 612-781-6011 (voice) or by using your preferred relay service.

East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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