Food in the ‘Hood

Getting enough to eat is a problem for the 15% of US households facing food insecurity. As if that weren’t bad enough, food insecurity with households that have children is even significantly higher at nearly 21%. Through the Food in the ‘Hood program, client-choice food shelves and hot meal programs are operated in Bloomington and North Minneapolis. This program serves 2,500 individuals each month.  Our goal is for each registered family to receive high quality essential grocery items, a delicious hot meal, health and nutritional support, advocacy, the “Good News” and a personal touch of kindness from our amazing team of difference-makers.


It’s really easy. Community members may visit our food pantry during our open hours (see below). Everyone is welcome. No appointment is necessary.


All you need is a positive can-do attitude. Volunteers can help in a number of ways including food prep, set up, administrative, greeting guests, handling supplies, preparing meals, serving food, clean or help with our children’s programming. If you have a willing heart we have a place for you. We have 2 primary shifts available at both our Bloomington and north Minneapolis sites:

First Shift: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Bloomington) or 10:30 pm – 1:00 pm (North Minneapolis)

Second Shift: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Bloomington) or 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm (North Minneapolis)

Serving together always provides a great time for connecting with others and a wonderful way to give back to the community in a meaningful manner. We need and welcome your involvement. Please consider joining us today! For more information, please contact Jamie at 612-440-SHOE (7463).



Food in the ‘Hood at Cedar Valley

Cedar Valley Church
8600 Bloomington Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425

Distribution: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rev. Jamie Morrison

See our staff page for bio.


Food in the ‘Hood at Beacon of Hope

Beacon of Hope Church
2827 Newton Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Distribution: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Notes: During November and December holiday season we only host the food program on the 2nd Thursday of the month)

Andrea Gerhart

No bio available.

 Gwyn Callaghan

No bio available.


Food in the ‘Hood at Sanctuary Haven

Sanctuary Covenant Church
710 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Distribution: Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.

Stacy Hinton

Stacy holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from the University of Northwestern. She started her career working for non-profits as an Employed Specialist and moved on to work as a Behavioral Analyst for the State of Minnesota and most recently she worked as a Director of Program services and Compliance for multiple group homes. Stacy has been volunteering with her Church- Sanctuary Covenant on Thursdays helping with food distribution. She is excited to continue her work with helping provide the North Minneapolis Community with food and other essential needs!