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

In His Name Food Distribution

On the 4th Saturday, In His Name distributes food to anyone in need in our community. Each box contains quality surplus food from Trader Joe’s, canned goods from various area merchants and a $10 gift card from Fairway Foods. The cost for this is $10 for each box.

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

Pick-up Location:

4th Saturday of the Month: Hope Summit Church; 1315 6th Ave. SE; 11:30 AM - 1 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