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Free Meals

House of Charity Volunteers

There are several organizations around the Twin Cities that serve free meals to people that need them. Check out the list below and our Food Resource Map to find one near you.

Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes is a nonprofit organization that serves hot meals to anyone in need at multiple public dining sites throughout the Twin Cities. Click here to find more information on hours for the location nearest you.

Minneapolis Locations

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Monday - Thursday

Harold Mezile North Community YMCA

Monday - Friday (lunch)

Blaisdell YMCA

Monday - Friday (lunch)

Hiawatha YMCA

Monday - Friday (lunch)

Life Center

Tuesday - Friday (lunch)

Living Hope Ministries


Mount Olivet Lutheran Church

Tuesday & Thursday

New Bethel Baptist Church

Monday - Friday

Plymouth Congressional Church


Salvation Army North (Parkview)

Monday - Friday (lunch)

Salvation Army Temple Corp

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (lunch)

St. Stephen's (School Basement)

Monday - Friday

St. Paul Locations

Dorothy Day Center

Every day: Sunday - Saturday

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

1st and 3rd Thursday

Midway YMCA

Monday - Friday (lunch)

New Hope Baptist

Monday - Friday (lunch)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church


St. Matthew's Catholic Church

Monday - Friday

St. Paul Eastside YMCA 

Monday - Friday (lunch)

St. Paul Downtown YMCA

Monday - Friday (lunch)

House of Charity Food Center

House of Charity Food Center is a public lunch program open every day of the year to anyone in need. 

Breakfast (for women and children only) offered Monday - Friday 08:30am - 09:00am. 

Lunch offered Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 01:00pm.

Brunch offered Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 1pm.

Located in downtown Minneapolis at 714 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: (612) 436-2055

Swipe Out Hunger

Swipe Out Hunger is a resource available for students to request meal swipes through on-campus dining halls. For more information on the program and how to request swipes, visit their website

If you have a meal plan and are interested in supporting this resource, consider donating 1-3 of your guest swipes to students in need.