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Ely Area Food Shelf

Program Description

Open third Wednesday of each month from 11am-5pm.

On the third Saturday of each month, shopping is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. No shopping number needed on Saturdays.

Home delivery is available for people who are homebound and have no other options for receiving food. You may have someone shop on your behalf or a volunteer will call to help you “shop by phone” and your food will be delivered. Call (218) 235-8527 to register for this program.

Emergency assistance is available during the month by calling (218) 235-8527.

Eligibility is based on either your participation in any of the programs listed below or your income which must be below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

  • Child Care Assistance
  • Energy Assistance
  • GA – General Assistance
  • Head Start
  • MFIP-MN Family Investment Program
  • MN Care – Minnesota Care
  • NAPS – Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors
  • Reduced or free lunch or breakfast
  • Section 8 Housing
  • SNAP – Food Support
  • SSI – Supplemental Security Income
  • Transitional Housing
  • Weatherization
  • WIC – Women, Infants & Children


  • 218-235-8527

  • 15 West Conan Street
    Ely, MN 55731