At Channel One Regional Food Bank, our mission is to strengthen food access and build healthy communities with a vision that every community in our region is food secure.
We serve people experiencing hunger in 14 counties in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin through a network of 183 food shelves, pantries and programs.
Initially established to feed seniors in Olmsted County back in 1980, Channel One has grown from a small meal program to the largest food relief organization in our region.
Channel One is a member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks from across the country providing food assistance. This allows us access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations that we safely and efficiently collect, store, and distribute to those in need.