If you are not eligible for any of the resources listed here, contact the United Way 2-1-1 First Call for Help at 651-291-0211 or 1-800-543-7709 and ask for agencies helping with holiday assistance!

Shelter/Crisis Housing Resources

  • Dakota County: 651-319-2153
  • Hennepin County: 612-596-1300
  • Washington County: 651-430-6488
  • Ramsey County: multiple shelter options, contact 211 and ask for Ramsey County Adult shelter
  • Anoka County:763-568-7365

Food/Meal Resources

Today's Harvest

Easter Lutheran

  • Free hot chef-cooked meals.
  • Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan

Friends in Need Food Shelf

  • Food assistance
  • Call 651-203-9033 to apply
  • Eligibility:
  • Must live in Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, and Grey Cloud Island.
  • You must bring your picture ID and current bill for proof of address.

Fare for All Express

  • $10-$30 Food Packs, available in November & December
  • Food is first come, first serve
  • Various locations
  • Check the schedule or call 763-450-3880 to find a sale in your area.

iHelp Market Square

  • Grocery assistance on a first come, first serve basis
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm
  • City of Reconciliation Church - 900 Dale St. N, St Paul, MN 55103
  • You will need to bring a picture ID, proof of each person shopping, and proof of ID for all children under 18 years old
  • Call 651-488-4463 to schedule an appointment

Meals on Wheels

  • Hot-prepared meals delivered to those in the metro area
  • Call 651-699-5404 and leave a message with name, address, # of people, and phone number

White Bear Lake Food Shelf

Loaves and Fishes

  • Serving Hot Meals on various days every month
  • Multiple locations throughout Saint Paul, Minneapolis, & surrounding suburbs
  • Call 612-377-9810 for more information,www.loavesandfishesmn.org

NEAR (North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response)

  • Northern Robbinsdale, Crystal, and New Hope (live between 42nd & 62nd Avenues North ONLY)
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas meals, monthly food supply
  • 5209 W. Broadway Ave., Crystal, MN 55429
  • Bring a photo ID and proof of residency
  • Call (763) 533-2836 to make an appointment and sign up, www.nearfoodshelf.org

Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)

  • Holiday food and typical food shelf items
  • 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center 55429
  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Schedule an appointment by calling 763-566-9600

Agate Housing and Services (Formerly known as House of Charity)

  • Free daily meals
  • 740 E 17th St., Minneapolis
  • Public Meal Times
    • Monday-Friday
    • Breakfast: 8:00 am-9:00 am
    • Breakfast/Brunch: 9:30 am-10:00 am
    • Lunch: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Call 612-204-8300 for any questions

Hugo Community Food Shelf

United Way

  •  Connects you with seasonal resources such as Thanksgiving meal baskets or Holiday toy programs.
  • Text STU211 to 898211 to find resources near you.

Winter Clothing Resources

Twin Cities Salvation Army locations are by appointment only. Call to make an appointment.

  • Anoka County
    • Phone: (763)755-6873
  • Dakota, Scott, and Carver County
    • Phone: (952)898-9367
  • Saint Paul Payne Avenue
    • Phone:(651)776-2653
  • Washington and Chisago County
    • Phone: (651)739-6288
  • Valley Outreach: Winter Outerwear
    • Location: 1911 Curve Crest Blvd. West Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
    • valleyoutreachmn.org
    • Call to schedule an appointment 651-430-2739

Miscellaneous Resources

HeatShare-Salvation Army

Energy Assistance Program

Neighbors Inc

  • South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Lilydale, and Sunfish Lake Residents ONLY
  • Emergency grants for individuals at risk of eviction, utility shut off, car repairs, medical payments, food shelf, “Love your Neighbor” Holiday Program
  • 222 Grand Ave. West, South Saint Paul, MN
  • Contact: 651-455-5000

Bridging - Furniture Bank (Referral Required)

  •  Provides furniture and household goods
  • 201 W 87th Street Bloomington, MN 55420 (952-888-1105)
  • 1633 Terrace Drive Roseville, MN 55113 (651-631-3255)
  • Home Page
  • How to Make an Appointment