Food Resources

Baxter/ Brainerd:

Operation Sandwich: 

Follow facebook page for current updates.

Facebook: @OperationSandwich

(218) 825-7682

The Outreach Program of the Brainerd Lakes:

Info on where meals are being distributed:

Facebook: @Outreachprogrambla


Soup Kitchen

Still operating, now doing take-out meals.

Facebook: @brainerdsoupkitchen

(218) 829-4203

Pequot Lakes Schools: Please contact your child’s school office with the full name of the student(s) requesting meals for planning purposes.

EV:  218-562-6100

MS:  218-568-9357

HS:  218-568-9210


Pine River Backus Schools: 



Aldi: (855) 955-2534

Tuesdays & Thursdays open at 8:30 – 9:30 am is reserved for vulnerable shoppers including senior citizens, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health conditions.

Costco: (218) 855-5740

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 8:00- 9:00 is reserved for members 60+ and those with physical impairments.  Pharmacy open during this time but food court is closed.  No more than 2 people allowed to enter with each membership card.  Remote shopping options:  Hearing aids, optical, floral and jewelry department available on-line.

Crow Wing Food Coop: (218) 828-4600

9:00 – 10:00 am Monday – Friday; 10:00 – 11:00 am Saturday is reserved for immunosuppressed individuals, senior citizens, and other vulnerable or disabled members and shoppers.

Cub Foods: (218) 828-4601 Baxter/ (218) 828-1816 Brainerd

6:00 – 7:00 am is reserved for health care professionals, first responders, elderly, and high risks customers.  Remote shopping options: Cub has online shopping and grocery delivery.  Available delivery hours may vary. Delivery times are chosen at checkout. Delivery is free for the first Instacart order. After the first Instacart order, delivery costs start at just $3.99 + 5% service fee for a two hour or scheduled delivery with a purchase of $35 or more. For one-hour delivery or orders under $35, the delivery fee is $7.99 + 5% service fee. The service fee is not a tip and will not go directly to the shopper or delivery driver. Customers have the option of adding a tip to their order. There is a $10 order minimum on all orders. Customers also have the option to purchase an “Express Membership” for $99 annually or $9.99/month which includes free delivery for all orders over $35. There is no service fee for Express Membership Customers.

Super One: (218) 828-2160

6:00 – 8:00 am is reserved for high risk shoppers including seniors.

Target: (218) 828-3535

Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 am reserved for senior citizens, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health concerns.  The pharmacy will be open during this time.

WalMart: (218) 829-2220

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 am is reserved for seniors 60+ – this includes pharmacy and vision centers.  Remote shopping option(s):  WalMart has no-contact pickup and delivery options.  You can order groceries from them online or in our app anytime. One of their associates will pick your order and bring it out to the curb when you arrive. This is a great way to maintain social distance. No contact pickup: No-contact pickup is now available. You’ll no longer have to sign for your order. An associate will simply put your order in your vehicle. How It Works: Shop Walmart’s food selection online anytime, anywhere. You can use the Walmart Grocery App. Choose a convenient pickup time from a location near you. If you’re a SNAP EBT customer, you can split the payment with another card if needed.

Grocery Store Crosby/ Ironton/ Deerwood:

Super One Foods (218) 546-6020

6:00 – 8:00 am is reserved for high risk shoppers including seniors.

Grocery Stores Nisswa/Pequot Lakes:

Schaefer’s Food/Nisswa  (218) 963-2265

7:00 – 8:00 am is reserved for elderly and high risk customers

SuperValu/Pequot Lakes (218) 568-5001

At this time, no special hours are reserved for elderly or high risk customers.

Food Shelves

Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army Food Shelf 

208 So 5th Street; Brainerd, MN

Tuesday – Friday; 9:30 am to 3:30 pm


Cuyuna Range Food Shelf

302 Cross Avenue; Crosby, MN

2nd & 3rd Wednesdays – 7:30 am – 9:30 am


Crosslake Emergency Food Shelf

34212 CR 3; Crosslake, MN

1st & 3rd Fridays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Emily Area Food Shelf

20948 Co Rd #1; Emily, MN

3rd Wednesday – 9:30 – 11:00 am

3rd Thursday – 5:30 – 6:30 pm

1st Wednesday – 9:30 – 11:00 am – bread and produce only


Garrison Area Care Givers Food Shelf

9535 Madison Street; Garrison, MN

Tuesday & Thursday – 1 – 5:00 pm


Lakes Area Food Shelf

Due to the possible spread of COVID-19, food shelf volunteers were forced to temporarily close their storeroom, providing a drive-through system instead.Despite some new changes, the Lakes Area Food Shelf wants to ensure customers that they will continue to stay open. Staff members say that low income financial guidelines are being waived at this time allowing any family in need of food to qualify.

29280 State Hwy 371; Pequot Lakes, MN

Tuesday & Thursday – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


First Baptist Church

Blessings Food Shelf

Pastor Wayne

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 218-838-9462

Crow Wing Counties Public Assistance Programs

For some the loss of income is the largest barrier to meeting their food needs. Those who are facing such circumstances can seek help from Crow Wing Counties Public Assistance Programs, including:

  • Cash assistance for families: MN Family Investment Program (MFIP) 218-824-1250
  • Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food purchases for families and individuals 218-824-1250
  • General Assistance (GA): Cash Assistance for individuals over 18 with no children and with no or limited resources
  • Women Infants Children program (WIC) supplemental food and nutrition program low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and children under age 5 who have a nutritional risk. 218-824-1073

Gina Heyer LTC Program Supervisor CWC  218-824-1237

Karen Johnson CWE Program Director  218-828-7443

This does not represent a complete list of stores in Crow Wing County offering special shopping hours. Please contact your local grocery store or food retailer to verify.