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Thanksgiving Meal Assistance Programs 2012

Friday, November 9th, 2012

We’re coming up on an especially needy time of year for many families, yet many metro Minnesota area organizations, churches, and food shelves ensure that every family can give thanks over a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

PHS Medical Social Worker, Monica Handlos has compiled a larger list than ever before. Look through the options below, and if you have further questions or our resources don’t cover your area, Monica recommends contacting the United Way First Call for Help at 651-291-0211. Ask them for agencies or food shelves that are helping with Thanksgiving Meals or Baskets.  They will ask for your zip code and give you a list of local agencies that might be able to help you out.

Holiday Meals:

  1. Kierans Irish Pub
    612.339.4499
    601 North 1st Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Free Thanksgiving meal call for reservation. Free clothing closet also available on Thanksgiving day.
  2. Cherokee Tavern
    886 Smith Ave S, West St. Paul, MN 55118
    Free Thanksgiving meal served. Meals available for pick-up as well.
    For tickets please call Neighbors, Inc 651.455.1508 before November 16th.
  3. Bierstube
    651.271.4961
    2670 E County Rd E, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or 7121 10th St Oakdale, MN 55128.
    Free Thanksgiving meal provided to anyone in need.
  4. Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
    612.827.2928
    4820 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
    Free Thanksgiving meal provided beginning at 10am- 3pm.
  5. Gethsemane Lutheran Church
    952.935.1753
    715 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343
    Free Thanksgiving meal beginning at 1pm in Gethsemane Lutheran Fellowship Hall.  Please make a reservation by November 23rd.
  6. Faith Lutheran Church of Coon Rapids
    763.354.7826
    11115 Hanson Blvd, NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    Free Thanksgiving Meal.  Serves Anoka County.  Please call church for details.
  7. Marie Sandvik Center
    763.354.7826
    1112 E Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Free Thanksgiving Meal.  Serves city of Minneapolis. Call for more details.
  8. Sharing and Caring Hands
    612.338.4640
    525 N 7th St. Minneapolis, MN 55405
    Free Thanksgiving Meal 10 am-12 pm.  Serves Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties. Call for more details.
  9. Union Gospel Mission
    612.292.1721
    435 University Ave E. St. Paul, MN 55103
    Free Thanksgiving Meal.  Serves low income families, no reservations needed. Call for more details.
  10. Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels (no affiliation with Meals on Wheels)
    651.699.5404
    They deliver Thanksgiving meals to families living within 45 miles of St. Paul.  Call between 8:30-4pm to set up a delivery.  They will need your address, zip code, and number of people who will be eating on Thanksgiving.  Meals will be delivered between 8-11am on Thanksgiving and someone needs to be at home in order to sign for the delivery.  The meal includes a roasted turkey and dressing (already cooked) along with raw potatoes, canned vegetables, canned cranberries, rolls, butter, milk, and pie for dessert.

Food Baskets:

  1. Christian Cupboard
    651.738.2338
    7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
    Need to register in person on before November 15. Bring id and proof of address such as a current utility bill.  Children will also need a proof of ID such as a medical or social security card.
    Area served includes, Woodbury, Maplewood south of I-94, Landfall, Oakdale.
  2. Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP)
    952.888.9616
    Food certificate or bag of groceries for those in need.
    Bring photo ID, proof of address such as a current utility bill.  Children will also need a proof of ID such as a medical or social security card.
    Area served includes, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, and South Minneapolis.
  3. North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response (NEAR)
    763.533.2836
    4803 Welcome Ave N, Crystal, MN 55429
    Thanksgiving Baskets available to NEAR clients. To register for the NEAR program call Tuesday or Thursday after 9 am and speak with Phyllis.
    Service area: New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale between 42nd Ave N and 62nd Ave N.

Thanksgiving meal assistance in metro MN

Friday, November 4th, 2011

thanksgiving meal assiantce, food shelf, food shelves, food basket, free thanksgiving dinner, turkey dinnerWe’re coming up on an especially needy time of year for families, yet many metro Minnesota area organizations, churches, and food shelves ensure that every family can give thanks over a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Last year PHS had a list of 5 food shelves that families could contact for assistance, this year PHS’s Medical Social Worker, Monica Handlos has found even more resources to help families in need for the holiday season. Monica recommends contacting the United Way First Call for Help at 651-291-0211 if the list below doesn’t cover your area. Ask them for agencies or food shelves that are helping with Thanksgiving Meals or Baskets.  They will ask for your zip code and give you a list of local agencies that might be able to help you out.

Review these options and see which ones make the most sense for you.

Most meals include a roasted turkey and dressing (already cooked) along with raw potatoes for you to cook, canned vegetables, canned cranberries, rolls, butter, milk and pie.

Holiday Meals:

  1. Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels
    651.699.5404
    They deliver Thanksgiving meals to families living within 45 miles of St. Paul.  Call between 8:30-4pm to set up a delivery.  They will need your address, zip code, and number of people who will be eating on Thanksgiving.  Meals will be delivered between 8-11am on Thanksgiving and someone needs to be at home in order to sign for the delivery.  The meal includes a roasted turkey and dressing (already cooked) along with raw potatoes, canned vegetables, canned cranberries, rolls, butter, milk, and pie for dessert.
  2. Cherokee Tavern
    886 Smith Ave S, West St. Paul, MN 55118
    Free Thanksgiving meal served at Noon and 1:30pm.
    Transportation is available to those in need and meals may be delivered if needed.  For tickets please call Neighbors, Inc 651.455.1508; St. Francis de Sales 651.228.1169, Neighborhood House 651.789.2564-Spanish or 651.789.2541-Hmong
  3. Bierstube
    651.773.5854
    2670 E County Rd E, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 or 7121 10th St Oakdale, MN 55128.
    Free Thanksgiving meal provided to anyone in need between 12-2:30pm.
  4. Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
    612.827.2928
    4820 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417
    Free Thanksgiving meal provided beginning at 10am.
  5. Gethsemane Lutheran Church
    952.935.1753
    715 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343
    Free Thanksgiving meal beginning at 1pm in Gethsemane Lutheran Fellowship Hall.  Please make a reservation by November 23rd.
  6. Faith Lutheran Church of Coon Rapids
    763.354.7826
    11115 Hanson Blvd, NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
    Free Thanksgiving Meal.  Serves Anoka County.  Please call church for details.

Food Baskets:

  1. Christian Cupboard
    651.738.2338
    7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN 55125
    Need to register in person on November 15th between 9-Noon.  Bring id and proof of address such as a current utility bill.  Children will also need a proof of ID such as a medical or social security card.
    Area served includes, Woodbury, Maplewood south of I-94, Landfall, Oakdale.
  2. Family Pathways
    651.464.2098
    935 Lake St. S, Forest Lake, MN 55025
    Holiday meal supplies are provided.  Please call for an appointment.  Will need to complete an application, show proof of address, and ID.  Service area: Forest Lake, Scandia, Wyoming, and surrounding area.
  3. North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response (NEAR)
    763.533.2836
    4803 Welcome Ave N, Crystal, MN 55429
    Thanksgiving Baskets available to those eligible.  Please call for an appointment Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm.
    Service area: New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale between 42nd Ave N and 62nd Ave N.

Thanksgiving Dinner assistance: Five metro MN area food shelf programs

Friday, November 12th, 2010

thanksgiving meal

It’s an especially needy time of year for families, yet several metro Minnesota area food shelves ensure that every family can give thanks over a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

PHS recommends these programs for Minnesotans who need assistance with food programs. Review these options and see which ones make the most sense for you. Most meals include a roasted turkey and dressing (already cooked) along with raw potatoes for you to cook, canned vegetables, canned cranberries, rolls, butter, milk and pie.

Find your nearest area and how to register for your meal here. All offer Thanksgiving Dinner meals this year:

  1. St. Paul: Church of Acts, 862 White Bear Avenue | 651-771-5077
    Register in person on November 13from noon – 3 p.m.  Bring a photo ID and current utility bill or other proof of address.
  2. Woodbury, Landfall, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Maplewood (south of I-94): Christian Cupboard, 7380 Afton Road
    Register in person on November 20 from 9 a.m. – noon. Bring a photo ID and current utility bill or other proof of address. Children will also need a proof of ID such as a medical or social security card.
  3. Areas within 45 miles of St.Paul: Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels* | 651-699-5404
    Delivers Thanksgiving Meals to families living within 45 miles of St. Paul. Call before November 22, between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. to set up a delivery. They will need your address, zip code, and number of people you’ll serve for Thanksgiving. Meals will be delivered between 8 – 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Someone must be home to sign for the delivery.
  4. Circle Pines, Lino Lakes, eastern Blaine, Centerville, Lexington: Centennial Food Shelf | 763-784-1971
    Call to register on Monday or Thursday between 4 – 6 p.m. Registration closes November 18.  Bring a photo ID and current utility bill or other proof of address.
  5. West St.Paul: Caspers’ Cherokee Sirloin Room: 866 Smith Ave South
    Opens its doors to those in need and serves a complete Thanksgiving Day dinner at no charge. Two meals are served, at noon and 1:30 p.m. Transportation is available to those in need and meals may be delivered.  For tickets, call one of these sources:
    St. Matthew 651-224-9793
    Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish) 651-228-0506
    Neighbors, Inc 651-455-1508
    St. Francis de Sales 651-228-1169
    Food Shelf 651-789-3630
    St. Joseph 651-457-2781, ext. 7419;
    St. Michael 651-457-2334, ext. 2
    Neighborhood House 651-789-2564 (Spanish) or 651-789-2541 (Hmong)

If one of these places does not cover your area, call the United Way First Call for Help at 651-291-0211. They will ask for your zip code and give you agencies in your area that may be able to help you.

*No connection to Meals on Wheels

How do you prepare for Thanksgiving? What works for you and your family’s budget? Do Any program that helped you cover food bills in a time of need?

We are thankful for you, and we’d love to hear from you.

Monica Handlos, Medical Social Work, LSGWMonica Handlos, LGSW is the Medical Social Worker at PHS. Please feel free to contact her with any questions on the resources listed above.