Helping feed people in need through an efficient system of collection and distribution of food and non-food items to non-profit organizations that serve low-income people.

In order to feed our region’s hungry, Channel One Regional Food Bank takes in millions of pounds of surplus food from the food industry. That food is then distributed through our network of member agencies, including food shelves, soup kitchens, group homes and shelters. This past fiscal year, Channel One Regional Food Bank distributed over nine million pounds of food through the hunger relief network that serves a 14-county service area in Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The volume of this hunger relief work would not be possible without the generous support from our many food donors in the region.

Counties Served

Faribault, Waseca, Rice, Goodhue, Wabasha, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Freeborn, Mower, Fillmore, Winona, Houston, and La Crosse County in Wisconsin.

Food Bank Counties


Channel One is a certified member of Feeding America

Our membership as part of this important national hunger relief organization ensures that we are meeting requirements for safe, efficient, and expedient food distribution. Channel One is one of six Feeding America food banks in Minnesota.