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Food Resources

Community and campus resources to ensure you don’t go hungry.

You don't need to navigate this alone. Anoka-Ramsey Community College Counselors are available to meet with students who are struggling with mental health or basic needs.

Make an appointment with ARCC Counselors

Students are invited to stop by campus for free non-perishable food and personal hygiene items while supplies last.

Wednesday, Sept 23, 7:30 am until gone
Wednesday, Oct 21, 7:30 am until gone
Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:30 am until gone

Entrances for Grab and Go bags:
Cambridge Campus, Main Entrance
Coon Rapids Campus, Door 1 (College Services Entrance)

Numerous community organizations in and around Anoka County offer resources for those in need of food. View a PDF of the calendar or visit Community Free Food Calendar online

Students are encouraged to review the following food resources or visit Hunger Solutions to locate a food shelf in their area as additional support.

Resources Near Cambridge Campus
Resources Near Coon Rapids Campus
Additional Resources

Resources near Cambridge campus

Braham Area Food Shelf

Learn more online

 

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

The Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution (CSFD) is a partnership with Second Harvest Heartland that aims to end hunger in our community, by distributing surplus food, such as over stocked, close-dated or bulk items to individuals and families who are in crisis or whose income does not exceed federal poverty guidelines.

 

Learn more online or call 612-402-6100

 

Family Pathways - Cambridge Food Pantry

 If you or someone you know needs food assistance, please contact us.

 

Hours:

Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Learn more online or call (763) 552-3663

Isanti County Food Pantry

First Baptist Church provide a food pantry and is ready to help.

 

Learn more online or call (763) 689-1173

North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf

Serving the communities of Bethel, Cedar, East Bethel, Ham Lake, Linwood Township, Oak Grove, St. Francis, and Wyoming.

 

Hours:

Monday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 to 11:00 am

 

Learn more online or call (763) 434-7685

Rush City Food Shelf

Learn more online

Spirit River Community

Spirit River Community is a people with a passion for mission and social justice. We are very engaged in the Isanti/Cambridge area in meeting the needs of our neighbors.

 

 Learn more online or call (612) 888-4255

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Resources near Coon Rapids campus

ACBC Food Shelf

ACBC provides emergency food and clothing to Anoka County residents in need.

 

Walk-In hours:

Monday and Wednesday 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Appointment Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 10:15 am

 

Learn more online or call 763-422-0046 to schedule an appointment.

CEAP

CEAP provides food to any family that comes to them for assistance.

 

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

 

Learn more online or call (763) 566-9600

 
 

Centennial Community Food Shelf

Serving the communities of East Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Lexington, and Lino Lakes.

 

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 4:00 to 6:00 pm

 

Learn more online or call (763) 784-2013

 

 

Grace Lutheran Church

There is also a small emergency food shelf at Grace. They provide four bags of non-perishable food items.

 

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to noon 

 

Learn more online or call (763) 421-6520

Hope for the Community

Hope For The Community is a ministry that serves hundreds of families each week. Each family receives 35-50 pounds of groceries. If you are in need of groceries or know of someone that needs groceries, we encourage a visit!

 

Hours:

Thursday 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

 

Learn more online or call (763) 757-4266

 

The Salvation Army Food Shelf

Serving the communities within Anoka County.

 

Hours:

Monday to Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Learn more online or call (763) 755-6873

 

St. Philip's Clothing and Food Shelf

 

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday and  Thursday 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Wednesday Evening 5:00 to 7:00 pm

 

 Learn more online or call (763) 571-1500

 

Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA)

Serving the communities of Columbia Heights, Hilltop, Fridley, and Spring Lake Park.

 

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

 

 Learn more online or call (763) 789-2444

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Additional resources

 

Minnesota Food Helpline

To end hunger in Minnesota we need a strong, responsive emergency food system. Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to build food shelf capacity so they are best able to meet the needs of their local communities. Minnesota Food HelpLine provides solutions for food needs. Minnesota Food Helpline provides solutions for food needs if you or someone you know needs help.

 

Learn more online or call 1-888-711- 1151. Phones answered Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

SNAP

SNAP helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. The program provides support to help stretch your household food budget. It is not intended to meet all of your household's food needs. It is a supplement if you need additional support to pay for groceries or other food access resources. SNAP will bring you more benefits at many stores, farmers markets and senior dining sites.

 

Learn more online

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