CLUES connects our community to nutritious foods and other resources to keep families healthy.
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.
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:
797 East 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
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
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
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)
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.