Rochester, MN Community Resources for Food:

Channel One

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.

The Salvation Army Channel One

20 1st Ave NE

Rochester, MN


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