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

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.


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