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Holiday Food & Toy Resources

Holiday Food and Toy Resources Nov, Dec 2021


Marie Sandvik Center

  • Address: 1112 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404 Thanksgiving meal - Served Thursday, Nov 25th 11:00-1:00

UNITED WAY 2-1-1 United Way receives information from organizations that are providing Holiday food, toys or gifts.

  • Call 2-1-1, toll free at 800-543-7709 or 651-291-0211. You can also text your zip code to 898-211*. They will search for programs within your zip code.

Shiloh Cares Food Shelf - Turkey Giveaway

  • Serves: Open to all; first come, first serve
  • When: November 17, 18, and 19, 2021, 10 am - 2:30 pm each day
  • Where: 1201 West Broadway, Minneapolis 55411
  • Description: Three day turkey giveaway. Each family will receive 1 turkey and must register on-site for the food shelf. Questions can be directed to (612) 302-1463 or email

    Tru Breed and Eternal Kingz MC Annual Turkey Giveaway

    • Serves: Open to all; first come, first served

    • When: Saturday, November 20, 2021, starting at 1 pm until turkeys are gone

    • Where: 2038 West Broadway, Minneapolis

    • Description: Turkey giveaway

      Life Center - Thanksgiving Outreach

      • 1812 Park Avenue South, Minneapolis 55404, (612) 870-0000

      • When: Saturday, November 20, 12 noon - 3 pm; walk up; doors open at 12


      • Serves: Open to all; no registration required

      • Description: Free to-go hot meal, food box, and frozen turkey; one to a household, while supplies last

        Mount Olivet Lutheran Church - Thanksgiving Early Dinner

        • 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis 55419
        • Serves: Open to all

        • Registration: Must register online; Cost is $10; registration 11/1/2021 - 11/17/2021

        • When: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 6 pm - 8 pm
        • Description: Sit down, Thanksgiving dinner

        Mount Olivet Lutheran Church - Loaves and Fishes

        • 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis, 55419

        • Serves: Open to All; no registration

        • When: Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 10 am - 11:30 am

        • Description: Drive thru, grab-n-go hot meal; in the parking lot

          Sharing and Caring Hands/Mary Jo's

          •  525 North 7th Street, Minneapolis 55405

          • When: Thanksgiving Day, 9:30 am - 11:30 am; closed the day after Thanksgiving

          • Serves: Open to all; no registration required

          • Description: Free, hot, sit down meal

            OPEN ARMS MN

            • Provides weekly meals to families with health issues - living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, MS, ALS, ESRD, CHF, COPD, or have been impacted by COVID-19.



            For children up to age 14. Registration for the 2021 Twin Cities Toy Shop begins (TBD) and ends (TBD) ...You may register to participate in our Toy Shop by filling out our registration form. Please note that forms are provided in English, Spanish and Hmong.

            Our Twin Cities Toy Shop hotline (651-746-3595) will be open during weekday business hours for registration and to answer questions. All who register before Dec. will receive an assigned location for toy pick up, based on their address. Distributions will be held Dec.

            You cannot be registered for any other toy program, such as Toys for Tots. Registration may also be done on line at those with an email address.



            Toys are distributed through participating non-profit organizations. The list of agencies will be available before Nov. 20th. Schools can register as an agency for toys. Check their Facebook page for updates. Or call United Way at 2-1-1 or 651-291-0211, to learn which programs have toys for children. A child may only be registered through one charitable organization


            Christmas with Dignity Program

            Registration Open Nov 1 - 30, 2021


            Toy Shopping Day - Friday, Dec. 10th 10:00-6:00

            Hospitality House - 1220 Logan Ave N, Mpls MN

            Christmas With Dignity is a program that allows families to buy their presents for their children at 10 cents on the dollar on December 10th.



            The Salvation Army’s centers are a place for families in crisis to get help, including coats for their children.

            Basic Needs Assistance

            Target population - North Mpls families


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