Weekly Food Shelf Hours
Mon – Thur, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Sat & Sun, Closed
We do our very best to accommodate walk-in appointments. However, there are times during the day that we are short-staffed. We ask that people call 507-424-1707 to schedule an appointment ahead of time. We cannot take walk-in appointments after 5 p.m. Monday—Thursday or after 11 a.m. on Friday. Thank you for your understanding.
Providing free supplemental groceries to Olmsted County Residents in need of food assistance.
The Channel One Food Shelf provides a five-day supply of food once per month to eligible residents of Olmsted County. Household shoppers choose what they want most from an array of items in a store-like setting. Dry goods, fresh produce, dairy, meat (when available) and bakery items are available, as well as a limited supply of personal care items.
Channel One also operates several satellite food shelves throughout Olmsted County. Satellite food shelves serve people in Byron, Oronoco, Northwest Rochester, Northeast Rochester and Southeast Rochester. Channel One serves downtown Rochester through a partnership.
Who Does the Food Shelf Serve?
- Seniors and individuals with physical or mental-health disabilities
- Working families and individuals
- People in times of crisis due to job loss, medical problems, or personal disaster
To register for the program, please schedule an appointment by calling 507-424-1707. Please have a general knowledge of your household income and any assistance programs you may be participating in (WIC, SSI, Energy Assistance, MFIP, etc.). If you or someone you know is in need of the program, feel free to contact us at 507-287-2350 if you have additional questions.
Map & Directions
Satellite Food Shelves
Location pending – for more information please call Gina Lewis at 507-424-1706.
20 3rd Street SW, Oronoco
April—October (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month)
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
November—March (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month)
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
120 First Street NE
Tuesday & Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1815 38th Street NW
Third Saturday of each month
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
2815 57th Street NW
Fourth Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1310 10th Ave NE
First Saturday of each month,
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Church of the Savior Pantry
971 16th St SE
Second Saturday of each month,
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For questions or more information on the satellite locations, call 507-424-1707
Due to increased demand for food assistance, as of July 1, 2013, Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf will only be able to serve residents of Olmsted County. Households from other counties who had previously used the Main Channel One Food Shelf in Rochester will be given referrals to the food shelf in their own community.
If you live outside Olmsted County, click here to locate the food shelf closest to your home.
Channel One Regional Food Bank does serve 13 counties in Southeast Minnesota and La Crosse County in Wisconsin. You can find the services available in these counties by viewing the Channel One Food Bank Services Map.