Food Distribution and Donation Info

Food Distribution and Donation Info

Summer, 2020


A crisis on top of a crisis in a food desert

The Mpls unrest has left a food crisis in the Lake St neighborhoods. The Source neighborhood is already considered a food desert (residents with limited transportation have low access to food as grocery stores and markets are at a distance). The COVID crisis has added to this as many assistance programs are shut down or limited and unemployment has skyrocketed within a population that does not have unemployment benefits or stimulus checks. Now the closest grocery stores were destroyed during the Mpls unrest and riots. Source is responding to the need by providing groceries and meals for our neighbors.


Food Giveaways in Summer, 2020


Fresh Produce / Diapers at Kmart

Productos frescos y pañales
The last Saturday of each month – 11am-1pm (8/29, 9/26, 10/31)
– @ Kmart, 10 W Lake St, (Lake St & Nicollet Ave in Minneapolis). Come get fresh fruit, vegetables, non-perishable food items (dried beans, pasta, rice, etc), diapers/wipes, and other food/household items. (We cannot guarantee that any specific food/household item will be available at the time you arrive.)

  • *Food Donation Drop Off: 9:30am-12 (see preferred items below)
  • Prayer and Worship from local churches 10am-1pm


Food Shelf with Meat, Milk and Eggs

Carne, leche y huevos

Every Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month) – 9:30am-11:00am at the Fallout, 2609 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis. Note: we will not be distributing food on September 5.

Every Wednesday – 5:30-6:30pm at the Fallout, 2609 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis



Gratis Comida
Wednesdays – 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Fallout, 2609 Stevens Ave S, Mpls



Food Donation Info

Source MN, Minneapolis E Lake St Non-Profit, Est 1987, 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt

All donations are appreciated. Financial donations are ideal as we can access food and diaper banks and get items at a significant discount. Also there are many over head cost with our distribution.

Thank you for all donations. The continuance of our services and helping our neighbors depends on our network of supporters.



Food Donation Times:


*Packaged Produce can only be received: The Saturday of the month 9:30am-Noon at Kmart (10 W. Lake St) & if it has recently been refrigerated.

**Food donations can be received Tuesday 10am-1pm at the Fallout Urban Art Center (2609 Stevens Ave, Mpls). Please contact to set up a drop off time.

***Desired Non-Perishables:

  • Rice, packaged uncooked beans, peanut butter, pasta, Mac & Cheese
  • Diapers and TP


General Donation Locations and Times

Kmart – 10 W Lake St, Mpls MN 55408 (Lake St & Nicollet)
– Last Saturday of the each month – 9:30am-Noon
  – *Packaged Produce, **Non-perishables, Diapers

Fallout Urban Art Center – 2609 Stevens Ave S
– Wed: 5pm-6:30pm


Also by appointment


Volunteer and Donations Needed

  • Volunteer times:
    • Wednesday 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm.
    • Friday 1-3pm and 3-5pm
    • Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month) 9-11:30am.
    • Last Saturday of the month at Kmart – 8-10am, 9:30am-Noon, 11:30am-2pm
    • Email to sign up
  • Financial donations are also very much needed to continue our food distributions and other services we provide for those in need in our neighborhood.


P.O. BOX 8212