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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.

Immediate food assistance

Contact your local food shelf or meal program.

Find a Food Shelf

Other assistance and services (employment, child care, heating assistance, etc.)

Contact United Way 211, a free and confidential service.

  • Dial 2-1-1
  • Cell phone: 651.291.0211
  • Toll-free: 1.800.543.7709

Additional food through government programs

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. Click here or call 651.209.7963 (Toll-free 1-888-339-3663) to contact an outreach specialist to see if you are eligible for assistance.

    Read About SNAP

  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

    For low-income adults over age 60. 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.

    Read About CSFP

  • Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

    Providing summer meals for kids up to age 18 who participate in free or reduced-price lunch options when school is in session. Use the Summer Meal Map to find free meal site near you, or call or text 612.516.3663 for locations.

    Read About SFSP

Learn more about resources available to help you

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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