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Thanksgiving Grocery & Meal Resources in Ramsey County 2023

  • Fare for All offers discounted holiday grocery packs with turkey and fixings. Go to: https://thefoodgroupmn.org/groceries/fare-for-all/schedule/ for more information or 763-450-3860. Ramsey County locations include: St. Paul-West 7th Community Center Nov. 3, 10-2pm, Roseville-Real Life Church Nov. 14, 3-5pm, Maplewood- Redeeming Love Church Nov. 13, 3:30-5:30, White Bear Lake-Community of Grace Nov. 10, 1-3pm, and Oakdale-Grace of God Lutheran Nov. 20, 3:30-5:30.

  • FOCUS Minnesota at 550 Rice Street, Saint Paul, is offering Thanksgiving groceries at their Food Shelf on Saturday, November 18th, 10:00-11:30 am to the first 100 and a prepared Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 19th, from 5:00pm-until they run out of food. Open to anyone in need. For more information: (651) 222-0712 or https://www.focusmn.org/.

  • Harvest at the Hub 45 West 10th St., St. Paul, on Tuesday Nov. 21, 3-7pm will have a food giveaway including turkeys, community resource fair, vaccine clinic, health and wellness services, snacks and hot beverages. Registration is not required but is strongly encouaged. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/5a2fkmmv

  • Saint Andrew’s Community Resource Center has a FREE community meal every Thursday BUT NOT on Thanksgiving. They are offering vouchers for a frozen turkey and fixings distributed by the food shelves in Mahtomedi and North St. Paul. Distribution will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16th at Mahtomedi Food Shelf, 700 Mahtomedi Ave., 651-395-5350, and North St. Paul Food Shelf, 2266 2nd St. N, 651-770-1309.

  • Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels is once again NOT able to provide meals.

  • White Bear Area Food Shelf Annual Give a Gobble Meal Distribution Registration opens on Wednesday, November 1st and neighbors must pre-register online at: www.whitebearfoodshelf.org, scan QR code, or call (651) 433-7341. The Thanksgiving Meal Distribution for those registered will be held on Monday, November 20th, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and Tuesday, November 21st, 11:00pm – 5:00pm at White Bear Area Food Shelf, 1884 Whitaker St., White Bear Lake. The Food Shelf will then be closed Wed. Nov. 22- Fri. Nov. 24.


ADDITIONAL FOOD RESOURCE UPDATES

  • Keystone Community Services will continue their regular food shelf hours and mobile markets. There is no special Thanksgiving distribution. They will be closed the last two weeks of December as they move into their new space which will open in January 2024. Call 651-645-0349 for more information.

  • Loaves & Fishes offers free to-go meals. Click on each location for more information or to volunteer. https://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/dining-sites/

St. Paul sites:

Richard M Schulze Family Foundation St. Paul Opportunity Center: 422 Dorothy Day Place, Every day: 4:30 to 5:15 PM

3rd Wednesday: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: 1390 Larpenteur Ave E

Wednesday: 5:30 to 6:30 PM

St. Matthew’s Catholic Church: 510 Hall Ave., To-Go and In-Person dining options, Monday-Friday: 5:00 to 6:00 PM

  • Merrick Community Services Food Shelf serves residents of the East Side of St. Paul and Maplewood. Located at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade St. N, St. Paul with both drive-thru and in-person shopping. There will be no Thanksgiving baskets this year but the food shelf will be open normal hours on Monday-Wednesday and closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. 651-287-2088, https://merrickcs.org/food/

1669 Arcade St, St. Paul

Drive Through Only Hours, Door 2A: Monday’s 3-5pm Tuesdays 10-12pm


In Person Shopping Only Hours, Door 3: Wednesday’s 10-Noon Thursday’s 10-Noon

  • Neighborhood House is NOT serving Thanksgiving dinner to the general public. There are two food market sites: Wellstone Center (appointments only) and Francis Basket (no appointment needed). For more info. 651-789-3630 https://neighborhoodhousemn.org/programs/food-support/ Wellstone Center is a NAPS distribution site. NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors) is a monthly box of supplemental food commodities for people over age 60 and fit eligibility requirements. Seniors pick up their food box once per month, or can arrange for a home delivery if homebound. If you think you may be eligible or know someone who may require assistance, please contact Second Harvest Heartland: 651-484-8241.

  • Ralph Reeder Food Shelf, Mounds View Public Schools, serves residents of Mounds View Area School District. 651-621-6280 https://www.moundsviewschools.org/foodshelf Appointments required for curbside and inside shopping. Senior CARE Boxes - In partnership with the Mounds View Public Schools Meals on Wheels program, CARE boxes are delivered to the homes of hundreds of low-income homebound seniors in the Mounds View School District area each month. If you or someone you know would like more information about receiving meals and CARE boxes through Meals on Wheels, please call 651-621-7950.

  • Open Cupboard: Offers both a Drive-Up Service and Today’s Harvest Indoor Shopping Market. Additionally, they have a Delivery Program for Ramsey and Washington County residents unable to use their other two programs. Call 651-233-1296 or complete an online request: https://opencupboard.org/needhelp/how-it-works/

Location: 8264 4th Street North, Oakdale, MN 55128 No appointment needed.

Drive-Up Service Hours: Thursday 2 pm – 6 pm Friday 10 am – 2 pm

Location: 8264 4th St North, Oakdale, MN. No appointment needed.

Today’s Harvest Hours:

Monday – Friday 10:30am – 6pm Saturday 10:30am – 2:30pm

The market is open to anyone in need of food. The market is designed to provide a 1-2 day supply of food during each visit. Households are welcome to shop as often as needed.

Open Cupboard offers deliveries Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to those living in Washington or Ramsey County for those who are unable to make it to our other programs.

You can request food each week. You can fill out a delivery request here.


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