Braham Area Food Shelf

Serving Braham, MN and surrounding counties


Donate to Braham Area Food Shelf

The Braham Area Food Shelf, located within the Braham Event Center, provides food and other items for the local community every Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and by appointment in an emergency (call 320-425-9077). All are welcome. You do not need to live within the Braham School District in order to visit the food shelf. 

Snow policy: if the Braham Schools close due to inclement weather, the Braham Area Food Shelf will also be closed. 

We are partnering with Catholic Charities of St. Cloud, providing our parking lot for frozen meal pick-up, every month on the third Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 pm. There are no income requirements, all seniors 60+ are welcome to drive up. You can also send a proxy on your behalf. 

Catholic Charities will also offer in-person senior dining at the Braham Event Center starting Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Seniors can join together for a social lunch every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:45 am. Please call at least one day in advance to pre-register at 651-674-1956.

For in-kind donations, drop on Thursdays from 8am to noon at the Braham Area Food Shelf, located on the south end of the Braham Event Center. Some suggested items to donate: cake mixes, salad dressings, jello, mayo or Miracle Whip, baking powder, baking soda, salt, egg noodles, toothpaste, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products.

Frequently asked questions:

How often can I visit the food shelf?

Families or individuals are welcome to visit weekly for bread and produce, and once a month for our boxes of packaged food, plus meat and dairy.

What are the requirements for eligibility?

Click HERE to learn more. Individuals or families already participating in MFIP, Child Care Assistance, GA (General Assistance), Head Start, SNAP, Section 8, NAPS (Nutritional Assistance Program for Seniors), Public Housing, WIC, Energy Assistance, Free and reduced breakfast and lunch, and Weatherization programs are elibible. 

Do I need to be a Braham resident to be able to visit the food shelf?

No, you do not need to live in Braham. If you live in the surrounding area and are in need of assistance, you are welcome to visit us.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, you do not need to make an appointment if you arrive during regular hours (Thursdays, 8am to noon). If you can't make regular hours, then call us to make an appointment at (320) 425-9077.

Do I need to fill out paperwork when I arrive?

Yes, we are required to have you complete forms upon arrival. Click HERE to view the documents.

I'm helping someone who does not speak English. Do you have translation services available?

On-site translation services are available. Whenever possible, we ask for advanced notice by calling us at (320) 425-9077.

What if I can't make it during regular food shelf hours?

If you can't make it during regular hours, please call us at (320) 425-9077 and we can schedule a time to meet.


Food Shelf Hours:  

Every Thursday:                                                                    
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

and by appointment

655 8th Street SW  

P.O. Box 245
Braham, MN 55006

(320) 425-9077

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