Channel One Programs


Channel One Regional Food Bank acts as a clearinghouse of donated food by gathering, warehousing and repackaging donated food from producers, manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers and retailers. Food is then distributed to food shelves and other charitable 501(c)(3) agencies in Southeast Minnesota and La Crosse County, Wisconsin, through our various programs.

Food Bank

Warehouse and food distribution center serving 14 counties

185 Agency Program Partners
2,117,915 Healthy Produce Pounds Distributed
9,904,468 Total Pounds of Food Distributed

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Supplemental Food Shelf

Feeding people in need in Olmsted County

41,414 Total Household Visits
114,561 Individuals Served
3,605,436 Pounds of Food Distributed

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Green Gardens

Enabling families to grow their own fresh produce

111 Households Served
392 Individuals Served
116 Garden Plots Used

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Mobile Pantry

Distributing food to areas with limited access

6 Distribution Sites
3 Counties Served
453,134 Pounds of Food Distributed

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Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)

Providing boxes of supplemental food to seniors in need

63 Distribution Sites
1,649 Individuals Served
16,930 Naps Boxes distributed

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Backpack Program

Providing backpacks of food to hungry kids on the weekends

22 Schools
957 Students Served
121,780 Pounds of Food Distributed

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The Kitchen at Channel One

The Leadership Greater Rochester Class of 2013 is partnering with Channel One to educate members of our community about healthy eating. To do this, we built The Kitchen at Channel One.

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