Robbinsdale Area Schools

HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT RESOURCES

CEAP – Community Emergency Assistance Program

  • 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center 55429

  • (763)566-9600

  • Serves: Residents of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and eastern Champlin (east of Highway 169); will not turn anyone away

  • Registration: Register online or call; online registration is preferred; 9 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday to schedule a food shelf appointment

  • Description: Drive thru pick up; provides holiday food items in addition to regular food shelf items. Note: There is a considerable decline related to available holiday food items especially meat/protein.

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

  • 3355 N 4th Street, Minneapolis 55412

  • (612)767-9428

  • Registration: October 3, 2022 - November 11, 2022; call or complete the online form. Leave name, address, phone, and email when calling. Registrants will receive a phone call during the week of November 14 and will be assigned a specific time to pick up the basket on November 19, 2022.

  • Serves: Open to all

  • Description: Thanksgiving baskets and fixings. Basket contains a turkey and other fixings.

Foundations Church 3rd Annual You Matter Thanksgiving Giveaway

  • 6500 Humboldt Avenue North, Brooklyn Center 55430; inside the Blue Barn

  • Serves: Open to all

  • Registration: Now until program fills up; email nisaa.fc.cod@gmail.com

  • When: November 12, 2022, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

  • Description: Turkey and groceries giveaway

Hopkins Police Thanksgiving Meal Nominations

The Hopkins Police Department has joined together with the Hopkins Fire Department, the Hopkins Rotary, and the Hopkins Business and Civic Association to deliver Thanksgiving meals, provided by Driskill's Downtown Market, to those in need. If individuals, families, a friend or neighbor are in need of a Thanksgiving meal, submit a nomination form.

  • Nomination Form: Visit website. If unable to submit online, contact Anne Buck (952)548-6407.

  • Submit nomination form by November 14, 2022, 6 am

  • Serves: Residents of Hopkins only

  • Description: Nominate an individual, family, friend or neighbor who is a Hopkins resident for a free Thanksgiving meal. Special meals requests or substitutions cannot be accommodated. Meals are cooked and need to be reheated. Meals must be picked up at Driskill's or delivered by the Hopkins Police Department on November 23, 2022. Only a limited number of meals are available, not all nominations may be accommodated.

ICA Food Shelf

  • 11588 K-Tel Drive, Minnetonka 55305

  • (952)938-0729

  • Serves: Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Shorewood, and Woodland

  • Distribution: No pre-registration, drive-thru only; Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10 am - 1 pm

  • Description: Turkey and fixings drive-thru distribution

Jericho Road Ministries

  • 1628 East 33rd Street, Minneapolis 55407

  • Serves: South Minneapolis residents only; no registration

  • When: Friday, November 18, 2022. Regular produce distributions on Friday 10 am - 11:30 am; walk up, first come, first serve until all food is gone; residents may arrive by 8 am

  • Description: Free turkey and holiday food items along with the regular produce distribution

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

  • 2507 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis 55411

  • Serves: Open to all; no registration; first come, first serve

  • When: November 18, 2022, 10 am - until supplies are gone; drive-thru, back parking lot

  • Description: Free Thanksgiving basket with trimmings

NEAR - North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response

  • 5209 West Broadway Avenue, Crystal 55429

  • (763)533-2836

  • Serves: Residents of Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale

  • Schedule Appointment: Call for an appointment 9 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday for same day, afternoon appointment

  • Distribution: During the month of November and availability of food items will vary

  • Description: One-time holiday food items in addition to regular bi-monthly food shelf appointment 

Shiloh Cares Food Shelf - Shiloh Temple International Ministries

  • 1201 West Broadway, Minneapolis 55411

  • Serves: Open to all, first come, first served until gone; no registration

  • Distribution Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 10 am - 3 pm

  • Description: One day turkey giveaway

Tru Breed MC and Eternal Kings MC 13th Annual Turkey Giveaway

  • Serves: Open to all; first come, first serve

  • When: Saturday, November 19, 2022; time to be determined

  • Where: 2038 West Broadway, Minneapolis

  • Description: Turkey giveaway

MEALS

Westonka Food Shelf/American Legion Post 398/MWHS DECA

  • Where: American Legion Post 398, 2333 Wilshire Boulevard, Mound

  • When: November 24, 2022, 12 noon - 4 pm

  • Serves: Open to all

  • Description: Free community Thanksgiving dinner

Program: Hennepin County

Agency: Holiday Programs - Statewide 2022

Description: Farview Athletic Council Toys for Tots

  • Serves: Northside Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, and Crystal residents

  • Registration: Now through December 4, 2022; can either email farviewathleticscouncil@gmail.com or go to Farview Park, 621 29th Avenue North, Minneapolis 55411 and ask for a Northside Holiday Gift Giveaway application form, complete the form and turn it in

  • Description: Provides toys for children age 1 - 14 years old

Foundations Church 3rd Annual You Matter Christmas Toy Giveaway

  • 6500 Humboldt Avenue North, Brooklyn Center 55430

  • Serves: Open to all

  • Registration: Now until program fills up; email nisaa.fc.cod@gmail.com; provide number of children in household along with ages (must be between ages 1 – 17), and gender

  • When: December 10, 2022

  • Description: Toy giveaway, hot cocoa, cookies, a gift-wrapping station, and a Christmas photo booth

Giving It A Voice Toys for Tots

  • Serves: Hennepin County residents

  • Registration: Now through November 25, 2022; email is preferred; givingitavoice@gmail.com; provide contact information and number of children, ages and gender

  • Description: Provides toys for children age birth - 12 years old

Sisters of Synergy Toys for Tots

  • Serves: Hennepin and Ramsey county residents

  • Registration: Now through November 11, 2022; email is preferred; info@sistersofsynergy.com; provide contact information and number of children, ages and gender

  • Description: Provides toy for children age birth - 14 years old

Yaya's Heart - Toys for Tots

  • 301 Burnsville Parkway Burnsville, MN 55337

  • Text: (470)939-8771

  • Email: info@yayasheart.org

  • Serves: Residents of Carver, Dakota, and Scott County; cities of Bloomington and Richfield

  • Eligibility: Families with children ages birth - 18 years

  • Intake: Visit website to register online. Families can text or email Yaya's Heart with questions or concerns.

  • Registration: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - Tuesday, November 22, 2022

  • Documents: Photo ID for adults, any forms of identification for the children (birth certificate, insurance card, school ID, Social Security card, etc). Photocopies are accepted. Must bring documents when picking up toys.

  • Distribution: Dates will be emailed the first week of December to families for a time slot to pick up toys

  • Holiday toy program