Food Distribution FAQ

One of the biggest hurdles our community faces today is food insecurity. We are grateful to be able to partner with Second Harvest Heartland to keep food distributions happening year round.

  • What: Our items changes each month but typically you'll find
    • Shelf Stable Box (a mix of things like peanut butter, rice, beans, tuna, etc.)
    • Seasonal produce (apples, carrots, onions, potatoes, etc.)
    • Bonus items like chicken, milk, and bread
  • Where: 739 Lafond, St. Paul, MN 55104.
  • How: Drive-up! During the winter months we're switching to a drive-up method. Just pull up into line along Lafond Ave (please be mindful of our neighbors) and we'll come out to greet you and place your food in your vehicle for you. 
  • Who: Open to everyone! No requirements. 

Winter/Spring Dates for 2023

  • Tuesday, March 28, 4-6pm
  • Thursday, April 20, 4-6pm **Switch to 3rd Thursdays for rest of 2023
  • Thursday, May 18, 4-6pm

This Month's Food:


Shelf Stable Box - Extended Expiration Dates

Extended dates below come from the Food Keeper App. Visit or for more information about food safety, food waste, and expiration dates.

Original Expiration Date
USDA Extended Time
Chili Beans 5/2023 2-5 years
Canned Tomatoes 2/2023 12-18 months
Peanut Butter 4/2023 6-9 months
Peanut Butter 9/2022 6-9 months
Olil 12/2022 6-12 months
Covid Tests 1/2023 2/2024
Stuffing mix 2/2023 6 months

Tangy Cabbage Stirfy - Cabbage

Easy Chicken Cacciatore - Chicken, Carrots, Canned Tomatoes

Irish Colcannon - Cabbage, Potatoes, Milk

Fried Cabbage & Potatoes - Cabbage, Potatoes, (could also top with canned tomatoes)

Chicken Continental - Chicken, Canned Tomatoes, Potatoes, Carrots

Homemade Applesauce - Apples