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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 need assistance with mental health or basic needs issues.

Make an appointment with ARCC Counselors

Coon Rapids Campus Food Pantry

The Food Pantry on the Anoka-Ramsey Coon Rapids Campus provides free food items to students in need of support. 

Food Pantry Hours, Info

Cambridge Campus Grab-and-Go Food Bags

Each month, grab-and-go food bags are availble to students on the Cambridge Campus. Students are invited to pick up a bag of free, non-perishable food items near the Library staircase on the upper (main) level of campus on the following days:

  • March 27
  • April 24

Community Food Resources

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

Braham Area Food Shelf

Learn more online

Family Pathways - Cambridge Food Pantry

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


Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Learn more online or call (763) 552-3663

Isanti County Food Pantry

First Baptist Church 304 S Main Street, Cambridge, MN 55008
3:30-4:30 pm (until finished) and in emergencies.

North Anoka County Emergency Food Shelf

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


Monday 9 am to noon
Tuesday 4 to 8 pm
Wednesday 1 to 4 pm
Thursday 8 to 11 am

Learn more online or call (763) 434-7685

Rush City Food Shelf

Learn more online

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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 noon to 2:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 to 8 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.

anoka technical college feed your need Food pantry

Anoka Technical College's Feed Your Need Food Pantry is open for students and community members experiencing food insecurity. 

Find hours and learn more online


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


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


Monday to Thursday 4 to 6 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.


Monday to Thursday 9 am to 3 pm
Friday 9 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!


Thursday 2:30 to 5:00 pm

Learn more online or call (763) 757-4266


The Salvation Army Food Shelf

Serving the communities within Anoka County.


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


Tuesdays: 10 to 11:30 am
Wednesdays: 5 to 6:30 pm
Fridays: 10 to 11:30 am

 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.


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

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a federal food assistance program which provides monthly benefits to help individuals and families pay for groceries. SNAP is also sometimes referred to as food stamps or EBT.
  • Checking to see if you are likely eligible for SNAP is easy. You can use the SNAP Screening Tool from Hunger Solutions Minnesota. Anoka-Ramsey Community College works with Outreach Coordinators at Second Harvest Heartland who can help you complete the process. You can connect to them here.
  • Students can also use the MN Benefits website to apply for SNAP and additional State of MN benefits.

Learn more online

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