Riverside Central

Elementary school

Food Resources
Food Resources Available


Food Resources:

We have a  food shelf here at Riverside thanks to a partnership with Channel One Food Shelf! We also have several Community Partners who help keep our food shelf stocked.

If you or your student would like to get some food, have your child stop down to my office or feel free to contact me. 

  The Salvation Army in partnership with Channel One Food Bank operates a Supplemental Food Shelf to assist families and individuals in the downtown area with their food needs. The Salvation Army Food Shelf is open Tuesday's and Friday's from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 288-3663. It is located at 20 1st Ave SE. Clients may use the food shelf once per month by filling out a registration form.

 Bread Table = Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm, Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Supper is served every Monday from 6:00-6:45 (please enter through back door).

Channel One Food Shelf
Monday - Thursday 8am - 5:45pm
Friday 8am-Noon

The Channel One Food Shelf provides a five day supply of food each month to people who live in Olmsted County and are eligible for the program. Household shoppers choose what they most want from non-perishable items in a store like setting.

Fresh produce, dairy and bakery items are also available, as are personal care items. Arrangements for home delivery to disabled or homebound people are possible. Local senior housing complexes have scheduled delivery days for their convenience.

Channel One also operates several satellite food shelves throughout Olmsted County. Satellite food shelves serve people in Byron, Stewartville, Northwest Rochester, and downtown through a partnership with The Salvation Army.

Who Does the Food Shelf Serve?

  • Seniors and individuals with physical or mental-health disabilities
  • Working families and individuals
  • People in times of crisis due to job loss, medical problems, or personal disaster

Community Food Response 281-5061, 810 3rd Ave SE

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays  from 5pm to 6:30 pm
Bring ID to get signed up


Located at Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave SE, Rochester

Christ United Methodist Church 289-4109 
400 5th Ave SW
Serves lunch on Saturday from 11:00am - 1:00 pm

Angel Food Ministries

The menu for food varies from month to month.  Orders for the food must be called in on the first 2 Thursdays of every month from 5pm to 7pm.  The program does accept cash, money orders, checks, and EBT cards.  The food needs to be picked up on the FOURTH Saturday of the month between 2pm and 4pm.

Contact information:

Soul Harbor Christian Fellowship

4240 18th Ave NW

254-7258 or 261-9753

Other Numbers:

Food Stamps     328-6500

MAC (Mothers & Children Program) 424-1704

Meals on Wheels  287-2010

WIC (Women, Infants & Children Program) 328-7555

Free and Reduced Lunch for Students

Applications for free or reduced-price school meals are available at our main office or at the Student Nutrition Services office located at:

Edison Building
Room 16 - Lower Level
615 7th St. SW
Rochester, MN 55902

For more information please call (507) 328-4218

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