Food Resources in Duluth

Updated: Aug 30


Duluth Community School Collaborative logo over the text 'Duluth Community Food Resources' over an image of a child holding up a bowl of vegetables in a garden

Duluth offers many food resources over the course of the summer. They range from farmers’ markets, to food shelves, and a grab and go meal for students in the Duluth Public Schools. Here is a list of websites to visit where you can find places to get food.


Ecolibrium3 Food Resources Guide

The Ecolibrium3 website has a list of resources in Duluth, such as CHUM Emergency Food Shelf, The Daminao Center, multiple Ruby’s Pantry sites, and more. Click the website for more information to see specific times, dates and locations.

https://www.ecolibrium3.org/covid-19-food-resources/


Duluth Public Schools Free Grab & Go Meals

This summer meal program is for students 18 years of age and younger to receive bagged meals. There are multiple locations for students to grab a meal. This program runs from now till August 20, 2021.

ISD709 Free Summer Meals



A person handing out meals outdoors


Community Action Duluth

The Mobile Market is a refrigerated van which visits Duluth neighborhoods to provide produce, dairy, canned and dried goods, and some household products at affordable prices.

Community Action Duluth


CHUM

CHUM Food Shelf has a new program called CHUM2GO intended to increase food access and promote food security in Duluth proper. The program is specifically intended to reduce barriers for people who may otherwise have a difficult time visiting the food shelf locations in person, such as families with young children, elderly, people with health complications, or people without reliable transportation.

CHUM


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC Increased Fruit and Vegetable Benefit to $35. Apply on their New Online Application. This new fruit and vegetable increase will be available from now till September 30, 2021.

https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/index.html


Farmers’ Markets

Many markets offer SNAP-EBT Match and Power of Produce tokens for children, which allows them to pick out free fruits and veggies. All of the Duluth Farmers’ Markets run throughout the summer. Click the Arrowhead Grown website find the market closest to you and find specific dates, times, and programs offered at the market.

https://www.arrowheadgrown.org/directory


American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)

The American Indian Community Housing Organization has two food resource options for this summer. The Indigenous Food and Art Markets and COVID-19 emergency food distribution. The food and art market runs bi-monthly from 11 am-2 pm starting on July 10th-September 25th. This event will be accepting SNAP BENEFITS. AICHO will also be delivering 200 bags of food, household essentials, personal protection equipment and COVID-19 Health information via curbside-pickup. It will be on a first come, first serve basis. Next distribution will be on July 7th. Click here to request a delivery foodaccess@aicho.org.

Click the link for more information http://www.aicho.org/#/


Lincoln Park Middle School

Some of current food and nutrition initiatives at LPMS include the school pantry, which is now open to all of our students and families and the school garden. LPMS students have been involved in developing and guiding our process for both of these efforts. The school garden is cared for collaboratively by Northwood Children's Services, Farm to School, AmeriCorps, and LPMS students and staff. Produce is utilized by Northwoods, other involved students, and will be shared more broadly with families and community later this summer. It is anticipated that food will be integrated into classroom activities and lessons during the school-year. Students and staff are gaining hands-on gardening experience, learning the process of growing their own food, and exploring the benefits of nutritious food and nature together. Duluth Community School Collaborative and LPMS are looking forward to expanding programming to include more youth and more healthy activities like creative expression, outdoor activities, and healthy snack/meal kit preparation in the future. Students and staff meet Tuesday and Thursdays at LPMS from 10:00-11:00. Contact Rachel Thapa to sign up or for more information. The school pantry is open by appointment in the summer. To set up a time to visit or for delivery, contact Rachel Thapa.

Duluth Community School Collaborative is excited to have Ian Derauf serving with us at LPMS this summer as an Emergency Response Initiative AmeriCorps member. Ian is providing support for our Community School this summer through youth development programming and healthy food access.



3 people in a room filled with nonperishable food

A child handing another child leaves in a garden

SDA Meals for Kids Site Finder

For millions of low-income kids, the end of the school year can mean an end to free breakfast and lunch programs. But United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program helps ensure children will have access to nutritious meals, even when school is out. USDA made temporary changes so meals can be taken home and parents or guardians can pick up meals for their children, per state guidelines. Families can use the tool to find directions to sites, as well as hours of operation and contact information.


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