To provide culturally appropriate and nutritious food to individuals and families who have difficulty meeting their food needs. Our goal is not to make people dependent on the food shelf, but provide them a supplement so that they become self-sufficient.
Once clients are enrolled in the food shelf, they will know how many pounds of food they are eligible to receive each month. Clients can obtain those pounds at anytime during the food shelf hours in a given month at no more than one visit per week.
This is distribution of pre-bagged fruits, vegetables, and bakeries on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. This is open to everyone and not limited to food shelf customers.
African Pack Giveaway
This is a pre-packed boxes of culturally specific East African foods distributed on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Open to anyone, only one box per family on first come and first served basis.
Information & Referral
As clients get enrolled in the program and on an ongoing basis, food shelf staffs/interns provide information about other resources, and refer/connect those in need to specific ones.
Financial Literacy & Nutrition Education
Providing basic financial literacy trainings and Nutrition Educations sessions on as needed basis.
Get those forms in on time! Professional tax preparers are available for walk-in clients during February, March and the first half of April. Rent rebate forms completed by center staff until August deadline.
For a list of free tax preparation sites near you, please click here.
Emergency Food Shelf
Available to residents of Hennepin County who select Brian Coyle Center food shelf as their only provider. Must provide proof of residency for each family member and complete brief registration process. For more information, please call 612-876-9322.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Limited assistance for Hennepin County residents.
MAC and NAPS
Nutrition program for children age 5-6; Postpartum women 6-12 months who are not breastfeeding or served by WIC; Men and women 60 years and over.