Food Insecurity

With one call the Minnesota Food HelpLine assesses the caller’s situation and provide solutions to their food needs. If you or someone you know is struggling to put food on the table, give us a call at 1-888-711-1151, use our chat feature, or fill out the form.

Helpline Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Here is an interactive map to Find Food Resources in your area from Hunger Solutions.

Our nearest food shelves:

Keystone Community Services in St. Paul

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf in Mounds View

On January 28, 2021, NineNorth (formerly CTV North Suburbs) hosted a Compass Program called “Examining Food Insecurity in the North Suburbs”. The panel discussion included three experts in the field, working directly in our community, The panelists included:

Click here to see the program.

Here are some programs and policies that Second Harvest supports.

Donation and Volunteer Information

Here is information on making donations and volunteering for each organization. This information is current as of January 2021. Please refer to their websites for additional information


  • Sign up to volunteer – we just welcomed volunteers back into our space last week and volunteers are urgently needed. The COVID-19 safety protocols are listed on the page for everyone’s reference.
  • FAQ sheet if that is helpful. We also have some on-going volunteer opportunities that can be done remotely, as well as pro-bono consulting volunteer opportunities. Details in the FAQ!
  • Learn about our advocacy initiatives and sign up to support hunger-fighting programs. You’ll get updates specifically on local, state and federal policy priorities, and easy ways to take action (calling or emailing elected officials, for example)
  • Learn about how you can support Free Summer Meals for Kids in your area for summer 2021


Donation form


Volunteer opportunities can be found on the website at

We’ve just begun welcoming back volunteers after a brief hiatus from December-mid January at the height of the pandemic. The pause also allowed us time to make some improvements to our volunteer space. At this time, groups are limited to groups of 20 people or less. We have quite a few openings with our daytime packing events in February!



Meals on Wheels is experiencing a growing demand for home-delivered meals as the impacts of COVID-19 continue. We are committed to making sure those who need a prepared meal can receive one—and we are in need of additional volunteers to help make this happen.

Teams of two to pack meals and get them ready for delivery. Teams arrive between 9:30-9:45am and it takes about an hour to pack the cold bags. You pack the milk and any other cold items like bread, fruit or desserts into a lunch bag. Then put the lunch bags into the delivery bags for the drivers. Once the kitchen is done packing the hot bags you will move these to the meals on wheels room. You must be able to lift 30 pounds.

People to deliver meals. Delivering Meals on Wheels during your lunch hour provides healthy prepared meals to those most vulnerable in your community—and helps them stay home where they are safest during the pandemic. You can volunteer to deliver meals once a week, once a month, with a family member/friend, or on your own – whatever works best for you! Most routes include 10-13 people and you arrive between 10:45-11am and are usually done around noon.

Meals on Wheels is committed to the health and safety of all individuals we serve, including volunteers. COVID protocols based on CDC recommendations are being strictly followed. In addition to increased sanitation and handwashing requirements, masks and gloves are provided/worn and meal deliveries are “no-contact”. This means volunteers ring the door bell, put the meal at the door, step away and wave to the client from a safe distance.

This is a simple and rewarding way to help those most vulnerable during the pandemic, including older adults, people with disabilities, and homebound adults with increased COVID-19 risk.

Call us at 651 604-3520 or email sends e-mail) to volunteer today!


Donate to Roseville Area Meals on Wheels, where every dollar of your donation goes back into the community to provide tasty and nutritious meals for our older adult neighbors Monday-Friday. This includes a wellness check by one of our friendly volunteers with each meal delivery. Donations help subsidize the cost of meals for those who cannot afford to pay full price, and for those who are enrolled in third party payer programs.

Click to learn how you can give a lasting gift.