Rochester, MN Community Resources for Food:

Channel One Main Office

131 35th St SE

Rochester, MN 55904


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. To register for Channel One, call 507-424-1707 to schedule an appointment.

Channel One Satellite Locations:

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.


Lifegate Services

1310 10 th Ave. NE

Rochester, MN


1 st Saturday of every month

9:00 AM - Noon


The Salvation Army

20 1st Ave NE

Rochester, MN


Tuesday & Friday only

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Church of the Savior Pantry

971 16th St SE

Rochester, MN

2nd Saturday of every month

9 AM – 11:30 AM


Oasis Church

1815 38th St. NW

Rochester, MN

3rd Saturday of every month

9:30 AM – 11 AM

Hosanna’s Pantry

2815 57th St. NW

Rochester, MN

4th Saturday of every month

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Community Food Response

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. They now offer 2 locations for pick-up;

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

Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry

Rochester Outreach Center; 226-8193; Please call for location and times for distribution. There is no charge for this but it is a first-come service.

Food Stamps (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 328-6500


Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program; Provides supplemental foods for pregnant and post-partum women and infant and children up to the age of 5. 328-7555

Free Meals

The Salvation Army; 20 1st Ave NE:

Bread Table, M-F 8 AM; Lunch M-F 11:30 to 12:30 PM; Supper, Monday 6-7 PM

Christ United Methodist Church 400 5th Ave. SW:

Saturday Lunch 11 AM, Wesley Hall

St. Francis Church; 1114 3rd St. SE

Sunday Lunch 11:30 AM

Church of the Savior; 971 16th Street SE

Supper, 1st Wednesday of each month, 5:30-6:30 PM

Peace Unite Church of Christ; 1503 2nd Ave NE

Wednesday Supper, 5:30-6:00 PM

last updated 01/19/2019