Channel One Food Shelf

Family Shopping at Food ShelfProviding free supplemental groceries to Olmsted County Residents in need of food assistance.

Weekly Food Shelf Hours

Mon - Thur, 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Fri, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Sat & Sun, Closed

The Channel One Food Shelf provides a five day supply of food once per month to eligible residents of Olmsted County. Household shoppers choose what they want most from an array of items in a store like setting. Dry goods, fresh produce, dairy, meat (when available) and bakery items are available, as well as a limited supply of personal care items.

Channel One also operates several satellite food shelves throughout Olmsted County. Satellite food shelves serve people in Byron, Oronoco, Northwest Rochester, Northeast Rochest, Southeast Rochester, and downtown Rochester through a partnership with The Salvation Army.

Who Does the Food Shelf Serve?

Elderly Woman Shopping at Food Shelf

  • Seniors and individuals with physical or mental-health disabilities
  • Working families and individuals
  • People in times of crisis due to job loss, medical problems, or personal disaster

To register for the program, please schedule an appointment by calling 507-424-1707. Please have a general knowledge of your household income and any assistance programs you may be participating in (WIC, SSI, Energy Assistance, MFIP, etc.). If you or someone you know is in need of the program, feel free to contact us at 507-287-2350 if you have additional questions.

Map & Directions

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Satellite Food Shelves


610 Barbare Lane, Byron, MN 55920 located at Byron Self Storage Units
(Across from McDonald’s on Highway 14)


Second Tuesday of each month
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Last Tuesday of each month
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Presbyterian Church
20 3rd Street SW, Oronoco


Second Wednesday of each month
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fourth Wednesday of each month
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Salvation Army
120 First Street NE


Tuesday & Friday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northeast Rochester

The Chosen Pantry
1310 10th Ave NE


First Saturday of each month,
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Northwest Rochester

Oasis Church
1815 38th Street NW


Third Saturday of each month
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hosanna's Pantry
2815 57th Street NW


Fourth Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Southeast Rochester

Church of the Savior Pantry
971 16th St SE


Second Saturday of each month,
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.



Due to increased demand for food assistance, as of July 1, 2013, Channel One Supplemental Food Shelf will only be able to serve residents of Olmsted County.  Households from other counties who had previously used the Main Channel One Food Shelf in Rochester will be given referrals to the food shelf in their own community.

If you live outside Olmsted County, click here to locate the food shelf closest to your home.

Channel One Regional Food Bank does serve 13 counties in Southeast Minnesota and La Crosse County in Wisconsin. You can find the services available in these counties by viewing the Channel One Food Bank Services Map here.