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:
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 includes 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 home. There is a limit of one basket per family. Read the full program guidelines here.
Mondays, 3-6 pm
CLUES St. Paul
797 East 7th St., St. Paul MN 55106
Wednesdays, 2-5 pm
777 East Lake Street. Minneapolis, MN 55407
Every 4th Friday of each month, 2- 5pm
In Austin, MN
Temporary location: Mower County Fair
700 12th St. SW Austin, MN, 55912
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.