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Get Help

Everyone needs a little help from time to time. If you, or someone you know, needs nutritional assistance, we can help you locate emergency food services in your community.

For immediate food assistance, contact your local food shelf or meal program. To find your local assistance you can go to the Hunger Solutions Food Shelf Finder. The United Way can also help you find assistance close to you and can give you information about a variety of services.

  • Dial 2-1-1.
  • Cell phone users call 651.291.0211
  • Dial 1.800.543.7709 for the toll-free line.

This service is free and confidential.

Additional Food Needs

Contact Second Harvest Heartland to find out if you are eligible for a federal program that can help you stretch your food dollars farther.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps - eligibility is based on monthly income and household size. Call 651.209.7963 to contact an outreach specialist to see if you are eligible for Food Stamp benefits.
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program - this program serves adults over age 60 and children between the ages of five and six and post-partum mothers. A monthly box of food can be picked up at a variety of locations around the state. Please call 651.484.8241 or toll free at 800.365.0270 for more information. 
  • Summer Food Service Program - supports meals for kids when school is out for the summer. Call 2-1-1 for locations.

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If you would like us to contact you about the different programs and resources available to help you, please fill out the form below and a representative from Second Harvest Heartland will contact you soon. 









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