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Welcome to Free Community Meals

 For those most in need, finding places to eat is very important.  And yet, even the reliability of resources as well as the information about these resources is as important.  Every day we need to eat three or more times.  Many skip meals for various reasons, including accessibility.  Especially, when coordinating other errands and appointments in ones day.


Help us maintain these listings by letting us know of what is incorrect or missing.

Call or Text 763-301-2362  |  Email: freemeals@csrmpls.info

Donate to Support

 A Big Thank You to Greg T, our current sponsor covering the minimal expenses for all the websites associated with this work.  This totals $90/month.  

Over the past 9 years, during this unusual development process, I have received 2 Microgrants, Letters of Recommendation, and many other donations.

This video is about Loaves and Fishes. 

A nonprofit service organization founded on religious principles.  And yet, the service provided the community does not promote or proselytize any religious content at any of their service locations.

For many in our community, Loaves & Fishes is the difference between having a meal on given day, and not!  Especially for many on a fixed income.

1. Google Calendar

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The Google Calendar is meant to show what is going on today, what you might have missed yesterday, and what coming up in the near future.  Direct Link: 

freemealscalendar.csrmpls.info

2. Google Map

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 The Google Map is meant to give visitors a spacial view from above.  Community members can also see where neighborhoods are lacking. 

Direct Link:  freemealsmap.csrmpls.info 

3. Google Spreadsheet

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The Google Spreadsheet is a meant to be a quick reference list as an overview.  You can also scroll right to see when a listing has been updated.  Direct Link:

freemealsspreadsheet.csrmpls.info

4 & 5. PDF Documents

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Each Google Spreadsheet will be converted into a printable PDF Short Listing Document. This is also where you will find the PDF Full Listing Document. Direct Links:

freemealspdfshort.csrmpls.info

6. Message Board

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Every resource subject is meant to have an associated forum & list of topics for community participation and collaboration.  

Our current message board is under complete reconstruction.

Please check back for updates.

7. Official Page Listings

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 Official Page listings will be more complete, and at the bottom of the page.  We will work to research more of the details, so people can be more aware and prepared with using any given resource.

PDF PRINTABLE DOCUMENTS

This is where all our PDF documents will be available for anyone in the community to download and /or print.  


The Free Community Meals PDF Short List is meant to be a short list, or quick list desk reference for offices, agencies, and community centers.  The main body of this document is the spreadsheet converted into a PDF document.  The front 2 pages, and the back 2 pages are cover sheets to complete the document, and put all the information in context.  Be mindful of the dates on the cover sheets and the spreadsheet to know if your copy is the most current. Compare against the dates on the spreadsheet.


  • Free Community Meal Flyers

Free Community Meals flyers will be created as handouts to the community, listing only part of the complete list.  These are meant to be a hard copy handout for specific parts of this particular Minnesota demographic.  The downtown Minneapolis neighborhood will be the first demographic to be served.  These flyers are yet to be created.


  • Free Community Meals PDF Full Listfreemealspdffull.csrmpls.info

The Free Community Meals PDF Full List is meant to be a complete full list desk reference for offices, agencies, and community centers.  It is meant to have all the relevant information needed by anyone that even considers information regarding this subject.  

This list is NOT YET COMPLETED.


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Child & Youth Resources

BREAKFAST / YOUTHLINK OPPORTUNITY CENTER

Website:  https://www.youthlinkmn.org/our-services/ 

Where: YouthLink

Address: 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403 

Location: N/A

Eligibility: Youth 16 to 23 yrs of age.

  • Days:  Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's
  • Hours: 9:30am to 10:30am


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LUNCH / YOUTHLINK OPPORTUNITY CENTER

Website:  https://www.youthlinkmn.org/our-services/ 

Where: YouthLink

Address: 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403 

Location: N/A

Eligibility: Youth 16 to 23 yrs of age.

  • Days: Monday's, Tuesday's, Thursday's, Friday's
  • Hours: 12:30pm to 1:30pm


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DINNER / YOUTHLINK OPPORTUNITY CENTER

Website:  https://www.youthlinkmn.org/our-services/ 

Where: YouthLink

Address: 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403 

Location: N/A

Eligibility: Youth 16 to 23 yrs of age.

  • Days: Wednesday's
  • Hours: 4:00pm to 5:30pm


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SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS & TEENS

Website: www.youthprise.org/nutrition-program

Where: Minneapolis Central Library

Address: 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN  

Location: Club House (under escalators)

Eligibility: Youth 18 & under.

  • Days: Monday - Thursday
  • Period: June 10th until August 22nd, 2019
  • Hours: 1:30pm to 2:00pm



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Breakfast Resources

GRACE FELLOWSHIP STREET OUTREACH
Minneapolis / Hennepin County

Eligibility: Open to All, first come first serviced.
Access: Open to All, first come first serviced.
Located: On the Street in good weather, inside Salvation Army in bad weather.
Bus Route: The #5 stops at the 7th Street Station, 1 block away from location.
Address: 1010 Currie Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Breakfast Hours:

  • Monday: 5:30 to 6:30am
  • Tuesday: 5:30 to 6:30am
  • Wednesday: 5:30 to 6:30am
  • Thursday: 5:30 to 6:30am
  • Friday: 5:30 to 6:30am
  • Saturday: 5:30 to 6:30am
  • Sunday: 5:30 to 6:30am


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CATHOLIC CHARITIES OPPORTUNITY CENTER
Minneapolis / Hennepin County

Website: www.cctwincities.org/locations/opportunity-center
Calendar: www.cctwincities.org/opportunity-center-calendar
Eligibility: Open to the public.
Access: First come first served.
Center Winter Hours: 7:00am to 4:30pm
Center Summer Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm
First Timers: ID needed.  Intake process required for Catholic Charities card.
Access: Scan Catholic Charities card each time you enter for services.
Phone: 612-204-8300 (Front Desk)
Bus Route: The #5 stops on the same corner as this facility.
Address: 740 17th Street East, Minneapolis, MN  55404
Second Servings: Only one serving per meal, no seconds.
Breakfast Hours: Guests have access to 1 meal per hour.

  • Monday: 7am to 7:30am  |  7:30am to 8am.
  • Tuesday7am to 7:30am  |  7:30am to 8am.
  • Wednesday7am to 7:30am  |  7:30am to 8am.
  • Thursday7am to 7:30am  |  7:30am to 8am.
  • Friday7am to 7:30am  |  7:30am to 8am.
  • Saturday7am to 7:30am  |  7:30am to 8am.

Lunch Hours: Guests have access to 1 meal per hour.

  • Monday11:30am to 12:30pm  |  12:30pm to 1pm.
  • Tuesday11:30am to 12:30pm  |  12:30pm to 1pm.
  • Wednesday11:30am to 12:30pm  |  12:30pm to 1pm.
  • Thursday11:30am to 12:30pm  |  12:30pm to 1pm.
  • Friday11:30am to 12:30pm  |  12:30pm to 1pm.
  • Saturday11:30am to 12:30pm  |  12:30pm to 1pm.

Note: Doors close (roughly) 15 minutes after opening for meals.
Other Services:  See calendar link for Opportunity Center, which includes Laundry loads for $1, Lockers.

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HOUSE OF CHARITY
Minneapolis / Hennepin County

Website: www.houseofcharity.org/resources/free-public-meals
Eligibility: Open to the public.
Access: First come first served.  Every day of the year.
Phone: 612-436-2050 (to volunteer)  Main office: 612-594-2000
Bus Route: The #5 & #19 run & stop within a ½ block of the facility.
Address: 714 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55415
Second Servings: Only one serving per meal, no seconds.
Breakfast Hours: Only women/families with children.

  • Monday: 8:30 to 9:00am (Women and children ONLY)
  • Tuesday: 8:30 to 9:00am (Women and children ONLY)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 to 9:00am (Women and children ONLY)
  • Thursday: 8:30 to 9:00am (Women and children ONLY)
  • Friday: 8:30 to 9:00am (Women and children ONLY)
  • Saturday: N/A
  • Sunday: N/A

Lunch Hours: Open to everyone.

  • Monday: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Thursday: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Friday: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:15am to 12:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:15am to 12:00pm


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 SHARING AND CARING HANDS (aka Mary Jo's)
Minneapolis / Hennepin County

Website: www.sharingandcaringhands.org/day-services
Eligibility: Open to the public.
Access: First come first served.
Phone: 612-338-4640
Bus Route: The #5 runs on the same street, but stops 2-3 blocks away.
Address: 525 North 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55405
Second Servings: Yes, second and even third servings acceptable.
Breakfast Hours: 

  • Monday: ~ 10:30am to 11:15am
  • Tuesday: ~ 10:30am to 11:15am
  • Wednesday: ~ 10:30am to 11:15am
  • Thursday: ~ 10:30am to 11:15am
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: ~ 9:30am to 10:15am
  • Sunday: ~ 9:30am to 10:15am

Lunch Hours: 

  • Monday: ~ 12noon to 12:45pm
  • Tuesday: ~ 12noon to 12:45pm
  • Wednesday: ~ 12noon to 12:45pm
  • Thursday: ~ 12noon to 12:45pm
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: ~ 11:30am to 12:00pm  (facility closes at noon)
  • Sunday: ~ 11:30am to 12:00pm  (facility closes at noon)

Dinner Hours: 

  • Monday: ~ 3:30pm to 4:00pm  (facility closes at 4pm)
  • Tuesday: ~ 3:30pm to 4:00pm  (facility closes at 4pm)
  • Wednesday: ~ 3:30pm to 4:00pm  (facility closes at 4pm)
  • Thursday: ~ 3:30pm to 4:00pm  (facility closes at 4pm)
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: (facility closes at noon)
  • Sunday: (facility closes at noon)



My breakfast this morning at Simpson Shelter, Minneapolis, Saturday, July 27th, 2019.  - David J.
My breakfast this morning at Simpson Shelter, Minneapolis, Saturday, July 27th, 2019. - David J.