Next Free Food Distribution

We’re distributing free food boxes (with mixed produce, dairy, meat and cheese) through October. There are no eligibility restrictions (including income or state/city residency)—anyone who is in need of food assistance is welcome. You can pick up for your family, friends, and neighbors in need (limit 4 households). Distributions will be in a low-contact, safe, drive-through format.

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank provides food through a regional network of non-profit agency partners (food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs).

If you are a furloughed government employee you qualify for our services. Simply call (218)727-5653 if you are looking for resources or have questions.

In Minnesota:

  • SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
    (888) 711-1151, Minnesota Food Helpline

In Wisconsin:

  • FoodShare (formerly Food Stamps)
    (877) 366-3635, FoodShare Helpline
  • United Way 2-1-1
    Simply pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1.  This confidential phone number will connect you to important information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, seniors services and more!

Find Food

Our Agency Locator provides a list of food assistance options for each of the communities we serve throughout NE Minnesota and NW Wisconsin.