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The Rochester Salvation Army has the only Downtown Rochester food shelf and they fill a very important role and that's why  Evangel United Methodist Church is trying to build a Food Wall by hosting a food drive is coming up April 24th.

Rochester Salvation Army
Rochester Salvation Army

When it's not the Season of Covid, the Rochester Salvation Army Food Shelf serves 550 households and is open twice a month to help families during the summer. But, says Major Lisa Mueller, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army,

“...the need is great, and having enough food to be able to allow people to come to us for groceries once a week would be an incredible blessing."

The goal for this distribution is to collect enough food to make it possible for their food shelf to open itself up to families in need once a week through the summer months when kids are home from school.

Here's what you need to know to help...


Head to Evangel United Methodist Church Saturday, April 24th, from 11 AM - 3 PM. (2645 N. Broadway Ave. Rochester, MN 55906 -click for Evangel United Methodist Church map

Drop off donations of nonperishable food

Then, "...drive through our fun set up of live music, food mascots, food trucks, and goodie bags as they leave."

The food most needed is...

  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Boxes of mac’n cheese or Hamburger Helper
  • Applesauce
  • Baking supplies (like flour and sugar)
  • Donations must be unopened and NOT expired.

Questions? Just call 507-289-4817

Rochester Salvation Army
Rochester Salvation Army

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

Listen to James Rabe Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-Noon on KROC AM 1340 and 96.9 FM and Weekdays with Jessica Williams Weekday from 6 - 10 AM on Y-105 FM

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