Our Food Shelf Program provides a monthly supply of supplemental nutritious food to those who meet our income qualifications or are in crisis. We offer a safe and convenient drive-through service for our Food Shelf Program.

What types of foods are available?

Our availability varies but you may receive shelf-stable, fresh or frozen protein, grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy. Items like cereal, pasta, brown or white rice; protein like beef, chicken, tuna or peanut butter; dairy like milk or cheese; fruits, vegetables and more.

How do I know if I qualify?

We use Federal Poverty Guidelines to determine income eligibility for our programs. Since thresholds have changed since the pandemic we recommend reaching out to us for additional information. We also recognize that people in crisis (fire, flood, medical emergency, etc.) may need our assistance.

What’s required?

You’ll just need to provide the number of people in your household and your household income (no proof is required).

Where can I pick up my food?

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
Food Shelf Program
4503 Airpark Boulevard | Duluth, MN

10:00-1:30 p.m.

How often can I pick up food?

Our program is accessible as often as needed.

Can someone else pick up my food?

You may appoint a proxy, someone who can pick up your food on your behalf. You only need to attend your first visit in person.

What if I need food today?

If you’re in need of food immediately we would suggest clicking here to locate programs near you today.  

For More Information:

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
(218) 336-2312 | (888) 727-5653
[email protected]

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaintfilingcust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442
  • Email: [email protected]