Channel One will be operating as a “drive-up” location starting Monday, March 23. The parking lot will be coned off to better direct clients with this new and temporary distribution style. An emergency box, which contains non-perishable items, some produce, dairy and frozen proteins will be distributed to each household. Hours will remain the same at this time. (Mon-Thur: 8am-6pm, Fri: 8am-12pm) Thank you for your understanding and allowing us to continue to serve the community while keeping it safe.

Weekly Food Shelf Hours

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We serve people experiencing food insecurity in our community. Households with income below 200% of the poverty level (or receive assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, free and reduced school lunch, Energy Assistance or Public Housing) are eligible to shop at the Food Shelf monthly.

To see registration information please click links below

For questions on registration or other food resources call 507-424-1707

Providing groceries to area residents in need of food assistance.

The Channel One Food Shelf provides a supply of food monthly to eligible area residents. Household shoppers choose their groceries from an array of items in a store-like setting. Dry goods, fresh produce, dairy, meat, and a variety of other items are available, as well as a limited supply of personal care items.

Map & Directions

Channel One is accessible by Rochester Public Transit on routes 6M and 14. Call RPT at 507-328-RIDE for schedules and information.

Olmsted County Food Shelves

Northeast Rochester

Lifegate Pantry
1310 10th Ave NE

First Saturday of each month
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Southeast Rochester

Rochester Community Church
971 16th St SE

Second Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Northwest Rochester

Oasis Church
1815 38th Street NW

Third Saturday of each month
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Hosanna’s Pantry

Hosanna Lutheran Church
2815 57th Street NW

Fourth Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Salvation Army Food Pantry
120 First Street NE

Tuesday & Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Presbyterian Church
20 3rd Street SW, Oronoco


2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.