Semcac’s four food shelves provide individuals and families with a variety of nutritious food and the opportunity to stretch limited household budgets. The food shelves are sustained by monetary donations, donations of food and personal care items. Donations are needed year-round!
Eligibility To Use the Food Shelf: The household income should be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. However, emergency food is available to any household experiencing a food crisis, regardless of household income. You are also eligible to use the food shelf if you participate in the following services/programs: MFIP, Child Care Assistance, GA (General Asst.), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Asst. Program), NAPS (Nutritional Asst. for Seniors), WIC (Women, Infants, Children), Free & reduced breakfast & lunch – school, Head Start, Section 8 Housing, Public Housing, Energy Assistance, Weatherization.
Income guidelines for food shelf
300% of Federal Poverty Income (or less)
|Household Size||Income at or below|
|1||0 – $40,770|
|2||$40,771 – $54,930|
|3||$54,931 – $69,090|
|4||$69,091 – $83,250|
|5||$83,251 – $97,410|
|6||$97,411 – $111,570|
|7||$111,571 – $125,730|
|8||$125,731 – $139,890|
|Addtl. members, + $4,720 /person|
Clients follow guidelines to select their own food items!
|Dodge County Food Shelf
105 S. Mantorville Ave., P.O. Box 36
|507.634.4350||Tuesday & Thursday
8:00a – 12:30p & 1:30p – 4:00p
|Fillmore County, Preston Food Shelf
515 Washington St. NW, P.O. Box 5
9:00a – 12 noon & 1:00 – 4:00p
|Fillmore County, Rushford Food Shelf
113 E. Jessie St., P.O. Box 549
Tuesday & Thursday
|Houston County Food Shelf
138 East Main St.
9:00a – 12 noon & 1:00p – 6:00p
External links or resources of interest:
- Channel One, Inc. Food Bank and Food Shelf of Rochester, MN
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps) or Call the Minnesota Food HelpLine, a Hunger Solution Minnesota project, at 1-888-711-1151, Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:30. This is Minnesota’s Food Support hotline, which offers Food Support eligibility screening and application assistance. Multilingual translation service is available.