• 1-888-778-4008
    1-218-796-5175 (fax)

  • Monday – Friday
    8:00AM to 4:30PM

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

The purpose of this program is to offer, encourage, educate, support and enroll eligible families and individuals who are not currently enrolled in the SNAP Program. We will assist individuals and families with the application process and renewals. Call our office at 888.778.4008 to get help with an application.

Food Shelf

Inter County's Food Shelf serves the counties of Red Lake, Polk, Pennington and Clearwater. We have a food shelf available to anyone who needs emergency help with a food box.

Food Shelf Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday

The food shelf is funded by community donations and fundraisers. We are able to use our funds to purchase food at a lower cost through North Country Food Bank at a rate of $1 for $4 worth of food. In addition to food, we also get donations of health & beauty items and household cleaning items from area churches for our client's needs.

We thank all of our donors. If you would like to assist our local food shelf, please consider donating – contact our office at 888.778.4008 to make a donation.


Thief River Falls Food Shelf  

Summer Hours
Starting June 4th 2019 through August 31st 2019
Tuesdays: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Thursdays: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

We serve clients in Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Marshall, Kittson, Roseau, Clearwater, and Upper Beltrami Counties.



Ruby's Pantry Distribution Sites

Ruby’s Pantry is faith-based and is organized and hosted by a group of volunteers from a local church.  A Pop-Up Pantry is held either at the church location or at a site easily accessible for guests.

There are no income or resident limits/requirements and you can attend a Pop-Up Pantry at any city/state location.


  • $20.00 Cash Donation
  • 2 large boxes or baskets
  • One Voucher per person
  • 2019 Registration form

Clearbrook, MN - Hosted by Country Faith Church 46125 149th Avenue Clearbrook, MN 56634. 1st Wednesday of the Month. Doors open at 4:30 PM and distribution starts at 5:00 PM and ends approximately at 6:30 PM.

Bemidji, MN - Hosted by Mt. Zion Church Sanford Event Center 111 Event Center Drive NE (Door C) Bemidji, MN. 3rd Wednesday of the Month. Doors open at 4:00 PM and distribution starts at 4:30 PM and ends approximately at 6:00 PM.

Laporte, MN - Hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church Laporte School 315 Main Street West Laporte, MN. 4th Wednesday of the Month. Doors open at 3:30 PM and distribution starts at 4:30 PM and ends approximately at 6:00 PM.

For more information visit their website at: www.rubyspantry.org. A link to the registration form is below. 


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/node/119, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.