Food Resources in Freeborn County
Alden Area Food Shelf – (507) 383-6913 – Redeemer Lutheran Church at 191 Water Street, Alden MN 56007 – Tuesday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Ecumenical Food Pantry – (507) 373-2035 - First Presbyterian Church at 308 Water Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – Tuesday and Friday 9:00am-11:45am – eligibility once per month – bring bags or boxes
Salvation Army Food Pantry – (507) 373-8776 – The Salvation Army Church at 302 Court Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – Monday through Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm - eligibility once per month
United Way Welcome Pantry - (507) 373-8670 – 411 1st Avenue South, Albert Lea, MN 56007 - Monday and Thursday 3:00pm-6pm and the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-Noon. Visit the website for more information. Shoppers are welcome to shop twice monthly.
Ruby’s Pantry - United Methodist Church of Albert Lea at 702 US HWY 69, Albert Lea, MN 56007. $25 cash donation, no income or residency requirements. 1st Saturday of each month, 8:45am-10:00am. Check Ruby’s Pantry – Albert Lea, MN on Facebook for updated information.
Little Free Pantry - Salem Lutheran Church at 115 N. Washington Ave, Albert Lea MN 56007. 24/7 cupboard located outside. Find them at Albert Lea Little Free Pantry on Facebook.
Little Free Pantry - Hayward Lutheran Church at 200 Main Street, Hayward, MN 56043. The cupboard located outside is accessible 24/7
READY-TO-EAT MEAL PROGRAMS
Salvation Army Meal Site – (507) 373-5710 – The Salvation Army Church at 302 Court Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – Monday through Friday 11:30am-12:30pm
Loaves & Fishes – (507) 373-1545 - St Theodore Catholic Church at Marian Hall, 315 E Clark St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 - Monday evenings from 5:00pm–5:45pm. Hot meals to-go.
Trinity Lutheran Church – (507) 373-2466 – 501 South Washington Avenue, Albert Lea Wednesday 5:00-5:30 pm or as supplies last. Meals every Wednesday.
First Lutheran Church - (507) 373-6424 - 301 W Clark St, Albert Lea, MN 56007 - Thursday 4:45 pm drive-through style for hot meals to-go.
INCOME-BASED SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAMS
Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf (USDA) - (507) 287-2350 or 1-877-500-8699 – Commodity Supplemental Food Program (formerly NAPS) Minnesota seniors – 35-pound box of food 1x per month. Visit website for more information.
WIC (USDA) - (507) 377-5289 - Freeborn County Public Health in the Courthouse, 411 Broadway S, Albert Lea, MN 56007 is a federal program for low-income women, infants, and children up to age 5.