Food

Rochester, MN Community Resources for Food

Channel One
131 35th St SE
Rochester, MN 55904
287-2350

Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - Noon

Channel One provides a 5 day supply of food each month to people of Olmsted County who are eligible for the program. Only 1 access to a Channel One food pantry is allowed per month. 

The Salvation Army Channel One
20 1st Ave NE
Rochester, MN
288-3663

Tuesday & Friday only
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Households can access the food shelf once per month.  This is in partnership with Channel One.  Only 1 access to a Channel One food pantry is allowed per month.


Community Food Response  
Bethel Lutheran Church
810 3rd Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

The Exchange
3945 10th Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Monday, Wednesday  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Community Food Response provides pre-packaged unused food from local restaurants, grocery stores and caterers to take home. The program is first come, first served and food for a full day will be available to families. Constituents must be registered before receiving food but registration is available during open hours. Bring ID to get signed up.
  • There are no income or residency requirements. 
  • You can come to CFR every time we are open. 
  • We provide prepared food you can take home and eat with your family.   
  • Friends or neighbors can pick up food for CFR clients. 
  • If you are a Channel One client, then you are a registered CFR client.  If you need to register for CFR, it is easy to do when you come to pick up food.

In His Name Food Distribution
Twice a month, In His Name distributes food to anyone in need in our community. Each box contains quality surplus food at a value of over $70 for a cost of $15 per box.

To order a food box, please call by Wednesday prior to that weekend: (507) 206-1889

Pick-up Locations:
2nd Saturday of the Mouth: Berean Community Church; 3157 Kenosha Dr NW; 10:30 AM - Noon.
4th Saturday of the Month: Hope Summit Church; 1315 6th Ave. SE; 11:30 AM - 1 PM 


Free Meals

The Salvation Army; 20 1st Ave NE:
Bread Table, M-F 8 AM; Lunch M-F 12:00 to 12:45 PM; Supper, M&F  6-6:45 PM 

Christ United Methodist Church 400 5th Ave. SW:
Saturday Lunch 11-11:45 AM

St. Francis Church; 1114 3rd St. SE
Sunday Lunch 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM