Community Food Resources

  • South St. Paul Public Schools is partnering with local organizations to help our families and community stretch their food dollars and ensure their children are well fed and ready to learn.

    The following is a list of organizations that will provide free or reduced price food to our community members this year: 

    Food + You Program

    The Food + You program provides FREE food to any families with students enrolled in the SSP Schools, ages birth to ABE. There are no income guidelines or registration required. You may receive food at any other time in the month by contacting your school Family Support Worker. Food distributions offer dry goods such as cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, canned chicken, tuna, and soup. Also available, fresh fruit, vegetables, bread milk and much more.

    Summer Food Service Program

    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

    Neighbors Food Shelf

    Neighbors is a non-profit, social-service agency that provides food, clothing, transportation and financial assistance to residents of Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Mendota, Sunfish Lake and Lilydale.

    NAPS: Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors – FREE for qualifying senior citizens

    Monday – Friday
    8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.

    Fare for All

    Fare For All is a great way to save money on quality nutritious food. Buy fruits, vegetables, and frozen meats in bulk and save up to 40% off grocery store prices.

    SSP Central Square Community Center
    100 7th Avenue North, South St. Paul, MN 55075
    (651) 366-6200  |
    Third Tuesdays
    4:00–6:00 p.m.

    South St. Paul Farmers’ Market 

    Wakota Credit Union Parking Lot
    12th and Southview, South St. Paul
    Wednesdays in the summer
    2:00-6:00 p.m.

    Other Food Options Around the Community:

    Serving FREE hot meals:

    River Heights Vineyard Church
    6070 Cahill Ave E, Inver Grove Heights
    Monday – Thursday
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

    St. Matthew’s
    510 Hall Ave., St. Paul
    Monday – Friday
    5:00–6:00 p.m.