Dedicated staff and volunteers help each visitor “shop” for their choice of fresh produce, meat, bread, and shelf-stable foods. Participants may visit once per month and receive 20 pounds of food each time. Pet food and hygiene items are also provided when available.
Participants in the Senior Food Self must be 55 years or older, live in Hennepin County, and meet income guidelines (200% of federal poverty guidelines; written verification of income not required).
Please bring a photo ID each time you visit. On your first visit, you will need to fill out and sign a form providing your name, address, birthdate, and the names and birthdates of other household members. Your signature provides vertification that you meet income guidelines. When it is your turn, staff will guide you through the shopping area to choose the items that you would like to bring home.
We are hosted by the Minnesota Public Housing Authority (MPHA) in the Parker Skyview apartment building.
1801 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 11:30 am & 12:00 - 2:30 pm
We are always looking for volunteers able to take on a regular morning or afternoon shift to assist participants with their shopping. You can fill out a volunteer application here.
For more information about East Side's Senior Food Shelf, call 612-788-9521.