Food Resources

Community and campus resources to ensure you don’t go hungry.

You don’t need to navigate this alone.

Hive Supply our campus-based food pantry, is open for student use.

Channel One Regional Food Bank The Channel One Food Shelf is open for indoor shopping Monday-Thursday from 8am-6pm and Friday from 8am-12pm.

Community Food Response is located at The Salvation Army Campus in downtown Rochester (120 1st Street NE). Open 4-6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Minnesota Food Helpline If you’re struggling to put food on the table, call 1-888-711-1151 from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. You can also use the chat feature on the helpline’s website, or use this map to find resources near you.

Open Table – Burrito Food Truck Open Table is a mobile food ministry that serves a meal every Thursday evening to guests in SE Rochester. Their yellow food truck stops first at Oak Terrace and Parkside mobile home parks, and then drives down Marion Road and serves guests near Eastridge Estates apartments.

Ruby’s Pantry distributes food at Pop-Up Pantry locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin. There is no income or residency requirement and for a $25 bundle donation you will receive an abundance of groceries. Registration begins at 9am and Food bundles are available from 9-10:30am.

  • 1st Wednesday of the Month at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, MN (1549 East Avenue)
  • 2nd Saturday of the month at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN (2703 9th Avenue NW)
  • 2nd Thursday of the month at St. Charles United Methodist Church in St. Charles, MN (272 West 1st Street)

Salvation Army – Bread Pantry and Lunch Program The Bread Pantry is open to take free bread from the bread cupboard located at 120 1st Street NE, Rochester, MN. Baked goods are collected from local grocers and bakeries to stock their shelves. The Bread Pantry is open from 8am-4pm. The lunch program is available with meals to go from 11:30am-12pm.
Please call 507-288-3663 with questions.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. The SNAP eligibility and application process. Three Rivers Community Action is able to assist with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and applications.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) WIC is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps young families eat well and be healthy. WIC helps pregnant woman learn about nutritious foods for a healthy pregnancy and birth, support breastfeeding, and helps families provide nutritious foods to their young children so they are healthy, happy and ready to learn.
Women who are pregnant or nursing or individuals with a child under the age of five may be eligible for WIC.
To see if you are eligible contact the WIC Hotline at 1-800-942-4030 to find a WIC Clinic near you.