Our Food Distribution Center is now closed. We reopen on Monday morning at 9:30am.

Transforming Lives Through Food Security

Sabathani Community Center has been providing emergency food resources for South Minneapolis residents since 1975. Today, our Food Distribution Center continues to make a big impact, distributing an average of 47,000 pounds of food each month to those in need. 

Client Choice: Empowering Individuals
Our clients can select their own groceries, enabling them to make choices that align with their dietary preferences, cultural needs, and personal circumstances.

Culturally Specific Foods: Embracing Our Community
Recognizing the rich diversity within our community, we are committed to providing culturally specific food options that are often scarce in traditional food distribution centers.


  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30am–11:30am; 12:30pm–2:30pm
  • 1st and 3rd Fridays: 10am–12:30pm (through June 21)


Access once every 30 days.

Schedule Update: Beginning July 2024, Food Distribution will no longer be open on 1st and 3rd Fridays.

Limited Access Notice: Due to high demand, the Food Distribution Center may close early. Check the top banner on our website for closures before visiting.

Location: We are located at 310 East 38th Street in Minneapolis, on the 23 bus line, or a short walk from the 11, 5, and 18 bus lines.  

When You Arrive: Enter through the main entry on the southeast corner of the building and check in with security. Let them know you are here for the Food Distribution Center.

Save Time - Fill Out the Intake Form Online

When you arrive at the Food Distribution Center for the first time, you’ll be asked to complete a standard intake form. You can fill that form out here to help reduce your waiting time, and then just check in when you arrive. Only one person from your household needs to register. English and Spanish language forms are available here: 

Support the Food Distribution Center

We appreciate your willingness to help! We need volunteers to assist with sorting food, unloading trucks, and assisting clients. Click here to sign up. 

Donate Food & Supplies
We accept nonperishable food items, fresh vegetables from gardens, and essential cleaning products like Clorox wipes. Drop off your food donation with security staff at the main entrance between 10am and 2pm, Monday through Thursday. 

Make a Monetary Gift
Your generous donation, whether one-time or recurring, enables us to provide nourishing food to our community. Click here to explore giving options and make a difference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a food delivery service?

We do not currently have a delivery program.