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Community Food Response
Program Type Description:
Community Food Response (CFR) is a volunteer-led nonprofit that provides free meals to hungry people to take home or eat elsewhere. The food we distribute is donated by restaurants, cafeterias, businesses, and grocery stores. In addition to helping people in need, CFR helps reduce the amount of food waste generated by area businesses. No proof of eligibility is required to receive food.
We are: A non-profit, volunteer-led organization serving hungry adults and children in the Rochester area since 1993. Volunteer drivers collect food donations from restaurants, cafeterias, businesses, and grocery stores and carry the food to our distribution site. The food is sorted and then distributed, free of charge, to anyone facing food insecurity. We require no registration, residency, or income requirements. In addition to helping people in need, CFR helps reduce the amount of food waste generated by area restaurants and businesses. We serve: Adults and families with children in need, many of whom do not qualify for other forms of food assistance. No one is turned away, and clients don’t have to provide financial or employment information to qualify for this program or receive food.
We offer: Prepared, fresh, or frozen foods to take home or eat elsewhere. Food options include: soups, sandwiches, salads, vegetables, meat dishes, pasta dishes, potatoes and some desserts. Some foods may require re-heating and some must be kept cold in a refrigerator or freezer if not eaten immediately. We are open: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 4-6pm. CFR is closed on major holidays, including: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Christmas.
Address: 120 1st Street Northeast, Rochester, Minnesota, 55906 United States
- 651-789 -2449
TYPE: Food Pantry
Areas of Interest:
- Food Security
- Networking with other organizations