CFR opens second food distribution center!

CFR is excited to announce the opening of CFR North — located at 3945 10th Avenue NW, just east of Gage East Apartments. We plan to distribute food to clients from 5 to 6 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, beginning on August 7.

Of course we need to thank Pastor Josh and The Exchange, the owner of the building that will house CFR North. The Exchange has graciously agreed to provide space in their building for food sorting and distribution. Initially, CFR hopes to use the new location to serve the people occupying the Gage East Apartments. As food donations increase and volunteer staffing permits, the plan is to gradually expand operations at this site to serve clients from other nearby neighborhoods on the north side of Rochester. 

Volunteers needed: At this point we have some new groups and individuals who have expressed interest in volunteering at CFR North. For those of you who represent a group that has already chosen a day of the month to volunteer, please contact your volunteers and let them know we will begin service on August 7. If you are interested in helping us at this new location and have not yet chosen a day of the month to volunteer, please contact Beth Kosta ( or 507-696-9082) or Kari Dunn ( to get more information. CFR will continue to serve clients at Bethel Lutheran Church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the sorting and distribution volunteer shifts at that site will remain the same.

Food supply: CFR is in the process of lining up a few more food donors located on the north side of Rochester to help meet demand at CFR North. If you know of a business that operates a commercial kitchen that might be willing to donate their excess food to feed hungry people, please contact Beth or Kari at the above address.

Thank you for your commitment to serving the hungry of Rochester. We look forward to seeing you at CFR North!