MANNA MARKET

Manna Market

A Local Food Pantry Story

Free Food Pantry in Minneapolis

Manna Market is a food shelf in Minneapolis located at Substance Church. This free food distribution service provides groceries to those in need in the local Minneapolis community.

Manna Market is led by a couple who attend Substance Church. They have a heart to be good stewards of the abundance with which God blesses this country. They put in countless hours because they want to serve God and they hope to create a hunger in others to want to know Jesus more!

Looking for free groceries in Minneapolis?

Substance Church partners with Manna Market, Anoka County, Second Harvest Heartland and local grocers like Target and Cub Foods.

Together, this partnership allows Manna Market and Substance Church to recover food and prevent it from being wasted.

Substance Church uses these recovered items to provide free food for veterans, the homeless and anyone else who needs free groceries in the Minneapolis area.

Food shelf shoppers get access to a variety of quality grocery items. Recovered food items include:

  • Breads
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • Meats
  • Baked goods
  • Crackers
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • And more!

Manna Market's food pantry in Minneapolis is a beautiful opportunity to help meet a basic need in the community and to show others the love of Jesus!

How do I get free food in Minneapolis, MN?

4 days every week, food is collected from local grocers. Then at Substance Church's Spring Lake Park/Northtown Campus, volunteers sort the food, box it back up, and load it in to people's vehicles.

Substance Church also puts a small flyer in every free food box that includes Substance's service information along with an encouraging Bible verse.

On Sundays, those free food boxes are distributed at Substance Church's downtown Minneapolis campus.

Northtown Campus [Spring Lake Park]

Manna Market in Spring Lake Park, MN

Food Pick up Location:
Substance Church- Northtown Campus
8299 Central Ave NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Food Pick up Times*:
Mondays | 4pm - 6pm
Thursdays | 4pm - 6pm
Saturdays | 10am - 11:30am

Northtown Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Sorting food
  • Packing food
  • Praying for those receiving food
  • Distributing food

Northtown Volunteer Shift Options*:
Mondays | 8am - Noon, Noon - 4pm, 4pm - 8pm
Thursdays | 8am - Noon, Noon - 4pm, 4pm - 8pm
Saturdays | 8am - 11am, 11am - 2pm

* Volunteers do not need to work the entire shift. We will work with your schedule!

Volunteering Info / Tips:

  • Park in the back of our Substance Northtown Campus parking lot (8299 Central Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432)
  • Enter through Door 5
  • Register when you arrive for your shift(s)! (no pre-registration for Northtown!)
  • Wear comfortable long sleeve shirts and pants, close-toed shoes, and items you don't mind getting a little dirty
  • Gloves and masks will be provided but is in short supply. Bring your own if possible
  • Volunteers need to be healthy (no illness including runny nose, fever, cough, sore throat or otherwise)
  • All volunteers must be willing and able to follow strict health and safety protocol (such as social distancing, proper hygiene, submission to a health screening, etc.)
  • Children 14-18 are welcome to serve along with their parent or legal guardian

Downtown Campus [Downtown Minneapolis]

Manna Market Food Distribution in Minneapolis, MN

Food Pick up Location:
Substance Church- Downtown Campus
101 E Grant St
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Food Pick up Times:
2nd and 4th Sundays of each month 1pm - 3pm

Downtown Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Set up / Tear down
  • Admin tasks / Registration table
  • Praying for those receiving food
  • Distributing food

Downtown Volunteer Shift Options*:
Sundays | 12:30pm - 3:30pm

* Volunteers do not need to work the entire shift. We will work with your schedule!

Volunteering Info / Tips:

  • You can pre-register or register when you arrive for your shift(s)! [button below]
  • Park in the the Loring / Hyatt Parking Ramp, 1300 Nicollet Ave, Mpls. This ramp is located 1 block west of our Substance Downtown Campus. Plan to allow for an extra 10 minutes for parking.
  • Walk to the south parking lot of Substance Downtown Campus
  • Look for the volunteer registration table once you arrive
  • Wear comfortable long sleeve shirts and pants, close-toed shoes, and items you don't mind getting a little dirty
  • Gloves and masks will be provided but is in short supply. Bring your own if possible
  • Volunteers need to be healthy (no illness including runny nose, fever, cough, sore throat or otherwise)
  • All volunteers must be willing and able to follow strict health and safety protocol (such as social distancing, proper hygiene, submission to a health screening, etc.)
  • Children 14-18 are welcome to serve along with their parent or legal guardian