Rush City Food Shelf

Proud to serve people in need!

Were Glad To Help!

Rush City Food Shelf

720 W 14th St

Rush City MN 55069





To contact us:

The Food Shelf Is Here To Serve Rush City!

Hunger Facts:  During the first part of 2012, one in eight Minnesotans indicated there were times in the past year when they did not have enough

money to buy food.

Visits to food shelves have increased 164% over the past decade.

The three main programs to address hunger in Minnesota food support, food shelves and subsidized school lunches all hit record levels of

use in 2012.

The U.S. Census showed that almost 200,000 Minnesota children lived in poverty in 2011. The number of Minnesota children living in families below

185% of the federal poverty level is more than 393,000.

In the last decade, high housing costs, prescription drug costs and unemployment have forced more seniors and working families to rely on emergency

food sources.


Food donations can be dropped off during food shelf assistance hours. Every Tuesday 2:00 to 4:45.


The Food Shelf needs volunteers to help with food distribution and garden help. Extra garden produce is always appreciated!



The Food Shelf accepts non-perishable food items for donation and then distributes these goods to those in need. Donations can be dropped off at any local church or the Rush City Food Shelf during business hours.

The Rush City Food Shelf is a member of Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank.

The Rush City Food Shelf is sponsored by the United Way Twin Cities organization.

Three important annual funding sources:
Hunger Solutions Minnesota state funded annual allocation.
Minnesota FoodShare incentive allocations for participation in the March Campaign.
Feinstein Foundation Challenge-available to all hunger fighting organizations. All donations of food and cash received during March and April are reported to the Feinstein Foundation. Grant amounts are based on the percentage raised compared to all applications nation wide.

The Rush City Food Shelf is located in the Rush City Community Center. Adjacent the Countryside Senior Apartments.
Clients must live in the Rush City School District. #139

Proof of address is required (utility bill, etc.)

Food assistance is provided once a month.

The Rush City Food Shelf can help:
Seniors on a fixed income
One parent households
Households with no or low-income
Families with medical bills that severely limit their food budget

The food shelf is open every Tuesday 2:00 to 4:45 pm.

NO appointments.



"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability."


To file a complaint of discrimination, write:


Director, Office of Adjudication and Compliance,

1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

or call: (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




The Rush City Food Shelf is a 501( C )(3) non-profit organization.


Donations are tax-deductable.



This website and its maintenance has been donated on behalf of the late Richard Thiel of Rush City. Who, along with his wife Carolyn and many others have made this service work for the people of Rush City.

Text Box: The food shelf is open every Tuesday
2:00 to 4:45 pm.