Since 1993, Community Food Response in Rochester, Minnesota has provided free meals to hungry people. No proof of eligibility is required to receive food. All who need food are welcome.

The food we distribute is donated by hospitals, restaurants, caterers, and grocery stores. In addition to helping people in need, CFR helps reduce the amount of food waste generated by area businesses.

CFR is now located at The Salvation Army Campus in downtown Rochester at 120 1st St. NE (corner of 1st St. NE and 3rd Ave. NE).

Our hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4pm to 6pm. Anyone can come to us for food.

Drive through the parking lot on the west side of our building. We will come out to meet you at your car.

Closed on the Following Holidays:

CFR is closed on major holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Weather Closing Updates:

Weather closings will be announced on KTTC, KAAL, and KIMT.

We always need volunteers to continue our mission of feeding the hungry during this difficult time.  To volunteer, go to the “How You Can Help” page.