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Emergency Services: Food

Food Assistance

family at dinnerFood is available to individual clients and households at no cost. A five-to-seven-day supply of food per household is provided once per calendar month. Please be aware that additional visits during the month require prior approval.

Service area

The Catholic Charities Emergency Services food shelf serves persons in the immediate St. Cloud area, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, St. Augusta, and Waite Park. If you live outside of this area, please make use of the food shelf closest to your home community.

Check the Minnesota Hunger Partners Food Shelf Finder for a food shelf nearest to you.

Details of service


  • Clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • First-time clients must provide proof of a local address, identification for themselves and all household members.

  • Sources of income are requested to determine TEFAP (Emergency Food Assistance) eligibility.

  • Bringing your own boxes and bags is encouraged.
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Special Projects: More for clients

Catholic Charities Emergency Services: Food, Clothing, Financial offers special opportunities for clients throughout the year. Click here for additional information.

Email the Emergency Services Administrative Assistant.

Emergency Services: Food, Clothing, Financial
157 Roosevelt Rd, Ste 100
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Ph: 320.229.4560
Ph: 1.800.830.8254, ext. 4560
Fx: 320.229.4562

Hours of Service:

  • Monday
       9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday
       9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday
       9:00 a.m. - noon

Senior Food Shelf:

(Age 60 and older)

  • 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
       1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.