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CAPI USA Food Shelf
In 1982, CAPI was founded as a food shelf to meet the cultural and nutritional needs of Asian families arriving after the Vietnam War. Today, CAPI’s food shelf continues to serve all those in need by providing culturally specific foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. Participants shop for the groceries that best fit their dietary and family needs through a client choice shopping model. The food shelf program provides over 450,000 pounds of food per year to individuals and families.
Food Shelf Enrollment: CAPI is no longer providing curbside pickup. Those visiting the food shelf may come inside and choose their own items. Call 612-767-3691 or email Melissa Xiong for information on the food shelf program. No appointment is needed. Please bring a form of identification with you. Those in need of emergency assistance may come to pick up items once every six months.
Address: 5930 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 55429 United States
Hours: OPEN Tuesdays – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (the food shelf is closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. for lunch) CLOSED Mondays and Friday
  • 612-721 -0122
TYPE: Food Pantry
Healthy Foods:
  • Distributes fresh fruits and vegetables