Food Resources




Alden Area Food Shelf – (507)383-6913 – Redeemer Lutheran Church at 191 Water Street, Alden MN 56007 – Tuesday 4:00pm-6:00pm

Ecumenical Food Pantry – (507)373-2035 - First Presbyterian Church at 308 Water Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – Tuesday and Friday 9:00am-11:45am – eligibility once per month – bring bags or boxes

Salvation Army Food Pantry – (507)373-8776 - 302 Court Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – Monday through Friday 2:00pm-4:00pm (During COVID-19, you may come as often as needed)

United Way Welcome Pantry-507-373-8670- Currently a mobile food distribution once a month. Visit for more information or check the calendar at 

Ruby’s Pantry-United Methodist Church of Albert Lea at 702 US HWY 69, Albert Lea, MN 56007. $25 cash donation, no income or residency requirements. 1st Saturday of each month, 8:45-10:00 AM. Check Ruby’s Pantry-Albert Lea MN for updated information on Facebook.

Little Free Pantry—Salem Lutheran Church at 115 N. Washington Ave, Albert Lea MN 56007. 24/7 cupboard located outside. Find their Facebook page at  Albert Lea Little Free Pantry | Facebook

Little Free Pantry--Hayward Lutheran Church at 200 Main Street, Hayward, MN 56043. 24/7 cupboard located outside 



Salvation Army Meal Site – (507)373-5710 - 302 Court Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007 – Monday through Friday 11:30am-12:30pm

Loaves & Fishes – (507)373-1545 - St Theodore Catholic Church at Marian Hall 315 E Clark St, Albert Lea, MN - Monday Nights 5:00pm–5:45pm. Hot Meals to go.

Trinity Lutheran Church – (507)373-2466 – 501 South Washington Avenue, Albert Lea Wednesday 5:00pm -5:30 pm or as supplies last. Hot to go meals on first Wed. of month, cold to go meals after.

First Lutheran Church- (507) 373-6424-30-1 W Clark St, Albert LeaThursday 5:00 pm drive through style for hot meals to go.



Channel One Food Bank & Food Shelf (USDA) - (507) 287-2350 or 1-877-500-8699 - Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) supplemental food program – 35 pound box of food 1x per month.

WIC (USDA) - (507) 377-5289 - Freeborn County Public Health in the Courthouse, 411 Broadway S, Albert Lea, MN 56007 is a federal program for low-income women, infants and children up to age 5.


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