Community Food Response (CFR) is a volunteer-led nonprofit that provides free meals to hungry people to take home or eat elsewhere.

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

Clients can visit CFR at two locations:

  • Bethel Lutheran Church at 810 3rd Avenue SE (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – 5 to 6:30pm)
  • The Exchange, 3945 10th Avenue NW (Monday and Wednesdays – 5 to 6:00pm)

CFR is closed on major holidays, including: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Christmas.

No proof of eligibility is required to receive food.