Visit us at our headquarters in the East Side of Saint Paul, or at our offices in Minneapolis, Willmar, and Austin.
Office hours. Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday: Closed - Click here for holiday closure dates

Access to Healthy Food

CLUES connects our community to nutritious foods and other resources to keep families healthy.

Eating healthy foods is essential to living a long and healthy life.

However, many in our community face barriers to accessing adequate healthy food for their families.

CLUES offers a variety of programs to help increase access to and knowledge about healthy and nutritious food.

SNAP – Nutritional Assistance

CLUES can help you or your family apply for financial assistance through SNAP (food stamps). SNAP is a federal program that provides funds to individuals and families in need to purchase food each month. Even if you are not a US Citizen, if you have US-born children, you may qualify.

To make an appointment for SNAP enrollment assistance, contact:

Perla Montoya
797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Martha Gonzalez
111 Main St. N, Austin, MN, 55912
Tel: 612-439-9790

Canasta Familiar – Free Food Distribution

Canasta Familiar is a free food distribution program held every Monday at CLUES St. Paul and every Wednesday at CLUES Minneapolis offices.

Each week, Canasta Familiar receives donations that include fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), meat, and other non-perishable items. Foods vary according to availability.

Families can choose their food and select the items that are most appropriate for their homes. There is a limit of one basket per family. Read the full program guidelines here.

Mondays, 3-5 pm
In Saint Paul (NEW VENUE IN 2023)
771 Margaret Street. St. Paul, MN. 55106. 

Wednesdays, 2-5 pm
In Minneapolis
CareerForce Center
777 East Lake Street. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, 12:00 pm until supplies last 
In Austin, MN
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW, Door W5
Austin, MN 55912

For information on Canasta Familiar, contact:

Janelle Calvo-Nieto

Community Garden

CLUES Jardin Comunitario (Community Garden) is a space to gather, learn, share, heal, celebrate, and envision the future we want to create. We envision a permanent community-led green space where individuals can foster their own health through a culturally relevant connection to food-growing traditions. The Community Garden is located on the east side of Saint Paul, next to CLUES Saint Paul Headquarters (797 East 7th St., St. Paul MN 55106)

Activities & Agenda

Workshops and other activities are usually communicated through the Community Garden Participants WhatsApp group as well as the Community Garden Facebook group.

Download our Gardening Book in Spanish

Discover a guide full of tips and resources in Spanish to get you started in the world of gardening, all of them adapted to the Minnesota climate. Developed by gardeners & participants from our Community Garden, the guide wants to inspire others to build gardens at home.

Join our Facebook Group

Space to encourage learning, conversation, resources and the exchange of ideas around gardening.

For information on the Community Garden, contact:

CLUES is partnering with Valley Outreach in the work of building healthy, hunger-free communities. Funding is provided by Greater Twin Cities United Way and United Health Group.

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed 

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797 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Tel.: 651-379-4200
Fax: 651-292-0347


CareerForce Center
777 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Tel.: 612-746-3500
Fax: 651-292-0347


2600 E 25th St Minneapolis, MN 55406
Tel.: 612-404-2600
Intake Tel.: 612-439-9671


324 3rd Street SW #2
Willmar, MN 56201

Tel.: 320-262-5106


111 Main St. N
Austin, MN, 55912

Tel.: 507-355-2575

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