Senior Food Shelf 

East Side's Senior Food Shelf opened its doors in 1984 in response to the community’s need for a place where older adults could feel comfortable seeking food assistance and have their unique nutritional needs met. 33 years later, we continue with this mission, providing nearly 220,000 pounds of food to 2,079 individuals in 2016.

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) at the Parker Skyview apartment building.

1801 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Monday-Friday 10:00-11:30am and 12:00-2:30pm.


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.

For information about other food shelves, food resources, and SNAP (food support), 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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