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Welcome to the online home of Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf. Channel One is a local food shelf and regional food bank that serves Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We are proud members of Feeding America (formerly known as America's Second Harvest), Hunger Solutions Minnesota, and a community partner of the United Way of Olmsted County.

 

 

Feeding people. Changing Lives.

 

 
       
 

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  What's New at Channel One:  
     
 
 
 

New Look! Same Great Mission!

To increase awareness of Channel One’s mission to help feed people in need, we have a brand new logo and tagline! Please use our new look as an opportunity to share information about Channel One's mission with others.  Find out more information about our new logo here!

 

 
     
 
 
 
 
 

Channel One Has the Perfect Holiday Gift Idea!

Looking for a great way to say thank you to your customers this Holiday Season? Need a gift for that hard to buy for relative? Thinking of a way to say thanks to your children's teachers, coaches, etc.? Consider making a donation to Channel One in their honor! It's fast and easy - you make the donation to Channel One and we will send the card to the recipient. Best of all, you will be helping feed people in need this holiday season! For more information or to make a donation call Diana Evans at 507-424-1716 or click here to send her an e-mail. Happy holidays from all of us here at Channel One!

 

 
 
 
 

End Rows to End Hunger

Channel One Regional Food Bank has a new donation program to help feed our hungry neighbors!  Channel One Regional Food Bank invites you to donate grain to feed the hungry in our communities through the new End Rows to End Hunger program.  Click here to find out more! 

 

 
 
 
 

Harvest for the Hungry - Plant a Row for Channel One

Nothing beats the taste and nutrition of fresh picked vegetables. Growing and eating from your own garden can improve your health, save you money, increase your sustainability, and decrease your carbon footprint. And most important, your garden can help feed a lot of people in need!

There are over 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger. Plant a Row is a program which encourages gardeners to plant one extra row of vegetables and donate their surplus to local food banks and food shelves. No matter how little space you have to plant an additional row of vegetables for giving, you can grow a great contribution! The top ten produce items requested by Channel One clients are:

Tomatoes

Carrots

Lettuce

Green beans

Broccoli

Sweet corn

Potatoes

Onions

Watermelon

Peppers-sweet and hot

Please consider planting a row of produce or growing herbs to support Channel One. Click here to download our produce resource sheet. For more information on how Channel One can help move your extra garden produce into the hands of the people who need it most, contact Channel One Food Resource Coordinator Vince McCoy at 507-424-1722 or vincemccoy@channel-one.org.

 

 
 
 
 

Hunger-Free Minnesota - Fight Hunger Where You Live

Channel One is a proud founding member of Hunger-Free Minnesota: a movement formed by Minnesota organizations united in the common belief that food is a basic and essential human right that every Minnesotan should enjoy. Click here to visit the Hunger-Free Minnesota web page and learn more about Hunger-Free Minnesota and find out how you can help create a hunger-free Minnesota. For more information about the campaign click here.

 
 
 
 

Stay Connected to Channel One!

Channel One has an e-newsletter and we are on Facebook and Twitter! These are great ways to stay connected and get updated information on all of the exciting things happening at Channel One. To sign up and receive the e-newsletter automatically send an e-mail to Maggie Parham. And click on the Facebook and Twitter logos to become a fan of Channel One and check out our Tweets!

 
 
 
 

 

Volunteer

Every month we highlight some of our outstanding volunteers. To read about this month's volunteer Rosalie Wernimont, click here.

 

Channel One Loves Our Volunteers!

 

For more information on volunteering at Channel One click here or call Maggie Parham at 507-424-1705

 
 
 
 

Did you know.......

Since 1986, Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf has offered Olmsted County food shelf customers a place to grow their own produce?

The Channel One Green Garden program offers 95 community garden plots for individuals and families to garden at Rochester Covenant Church and Community Presbyterian Church in Northwest Rochester.

Click here for more information about the program.

 
 
 
 

Contribute with Confidence

Channel One is proudly accredited by the Charities Review Council Smart Givers Network and Guidestar's Charity Navigator. You can feel confident that your investments in the work of Channel One are making an impact on those in need.

Click here to view the Channel One reviews on the Smart Givers Network and Charity Navigator. For more information on contributing, visit our Give Funds Page or click here to make an secure online contribution.

Download our Stock Contribution Information Sheet. It includes all the information you may need to make a securities contribution to Channel One.

 
 
 
 

How We Move Food to Those in Need

The hunger relief work of Channel One is more complex than you may imagine. We receive food from a variety of sources and we distribute it to people in need in a variety of different ways. For more in depth information about our programs, check out our programs page by clicking here.

 

 
 
 
  View Our Donor Privacy Policy  
 

Copyright 2005, Channel One, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

 
 
  What's New at Channel One:  
     
 
 
 

New Look! Same Great Mission!

To increase awareness of Channel One’s mission to help feed people in need, we have a brand new logo and tagline! Please use our new look as an opportunity to share information about Channel One's mission with others.  Find out more information about our new logo here!

 

 
     
 
     
     
 
 
 

Turkey Trot Supports Channel One!

Peace Lutheran Church in Eyota is sponsoring their first ever Turkey Trot Walk, Run and Kid Run to benefit Channel One on Saturday, November 17th. All proceeds will be donated to Channel One. Click Here for all the details on how to register for this great event!

 
 
 
 

Saturday, December 5th - CANS Film Festival

Join The Salvation Army, Wehrenberg Theaters and Channel One on Saturday, December 1st for the annual CANS Film Festival. Bring in five canned food items and see a movie before 5:00 p.m. for free! If you bring an additional ten canned good items, you will receive an additional pass to see a free movie on another day. Hope to see you at the movies!

 
 
 
 

End Rows to End Hunger

Channel One Regional Food Bank has a new donation program to help feed our hungry neighbors!  Channel One Regional Food Bank invites you to donate grain to feed the hungry in our communities through the new End Rows to End Hunger program.  Click here to find out more! 

 

 
 
 
 

Harvest for the Hungry - Plant a Row for Channel One

Nothing beats the taste and nutrition of fresh picked vegetables. Growing and eating from your own garden can improve your health, save you money, increase your sustainability, and decrease your carbon footprint. And most important, your garden can help feed a lot of people in need!

There are over 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger. Plant a Row is a program which encourages gardeners to plant one extra row of vegetables and donate their surplus to local food banks and food shelves. No matter how little space you have to plant an additional row of vegetables for giving, you can grow a great contribution! The top ten produce items requested by Channel One clients are:

Tomatoes

Carrots

Lettuce

Green beans

Broccoli

Sweet corn

Potatoes

Onions

Watermelon

Peppers-sweet and hot

Please consider planting a row of produce or growing herbs to support Channel One. Click here to download our produce resource sheet. For more information on how Channel One can help move your extra garden produce into the hands of the people who need it most, contact Channel One Food Resource Coordinator Vince McCoy at 507-424-1722 or vincemccoy@channel-one.org.

 

 
 
 
 

Hunger-Free Minnesota - Fight Hunger Where You Live

Channel One is a proud founding member of Hunger-Free Minnesota: a movement formed by Minnesota organizations united in the common belief that food is a basic and essential human right that every Minnesotan should enjoy. Click here to visit the Hunger-Free Minnesota web page and learn more about Hunger-Free Minnesota and find out how you can help create a hunger-free Minnesota. For more information about the campaign click here.

 
 
 
 

Stay Connected to Channel One!

Channel One has an e-newsletter and we are on Facebook and Twitter! These are great ways to stay connected and get updated information on all of the exciting things happening at Channel One. To sign up and receive the e-newsletter automatically send an e-mail to Maggie Parham. And click on the Facebook and Twitter logos to become a fan of Channel One and check out our Tweets!

 
 
 
 

 

Volunteer

Every month we highlight some of our outstanding volunteers. To read about this month's volunteer Rosalie Wernimont, click here.

 

Channel One Loves Our Volunteers!

 

For more information on volunteering at Channel One click here or call Maggie Parham at 507-424-1705

 
 
 
 

Did you know.......

Since 1986, Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf has offered Olmsted County food shelf customers a place to grow their own produce?

The Channel One Green Garden program offers 95 community garden plots for individuals and families to garden at Rochester Covenant Church and Community Presbyterian Church in Northwest Rochester.

Click here for more information about the program.

 
 
 
 

Contribute with Confidence

Channel One is proudly accredited by the Charities Review Council Smart Givers Network and Guidestar's Charity Navigator. You can feel confident that your investments in the work of Channel One are making an impact on those in need.

Click here to view the Channel One reviews on the Smart Givers Network and Charity Navigator. For more information on contributing, visit our Give Funds Page or click here to make an secure online contribution.

Download our Stock Contribution Information Sheet. It includes all the information you may need to make a securities contribution to Channel One.

 
 
 
 

How We Move Food to Those in Need

The hunger relief work of Channel One is more complex than you may imagine. We receive food from a variety of sources and we distribute it to people in need in a variety of different ways. For more in depth information about our programs, check out our programs page by clicking here.

 

 
 
 
  View Our Donor Privacy Policy  
 

Copyright 2005, Channel One, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

 
 
     
 
 
 

Turkey Trot Supports Channel One!

Peace Lutheran Church in Eyota is sponsoring their first ever Turkey Trot Walk, Run and Kid Run to benefit Channel One on Saturday, November 17th. All proceeds will be donated to Channel One. Click Here for all the details on how to register for this great event!

 
 
 
 

Saturday, December 5th - CANS Film Festival

Join The Salvation Army, Wehrenberg Theaters and Channel One on Saturday, December 1st for the annual CANS Film Festival. Bring in five canned food items and see a movie before 5:00 p.m. for free! If you bring an additional ten canned good items, you will receive an additional pass to see a free movie on another day. Hope to see you at the movies!

 
 
 
 

End Rows to End Hunger

Channel One Regional Food Bank has a new donation program to help feed our hungry neighbors!  Channel One Regional Food Bank invites you to donate grain to feed the hungry in our communities through the new End Rows to End Hunger program.  Click here to find out more! 

 

 
 
 
 

Harvest for the Hungry - Plant a Row for Channel One

Nothing beats the taste and nutrition of fresh picked vegetables. Growing and eating from your own garden can improve your health, save you money, increase your sustainability, and decrease your carbon footprint. And most important, your garden can help feed a lot of people in need!

There are over 84 million households with a yard or garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger. Plant a Row is a program which encourages gardeners to plant one extra row of vegetables and donate their surplus to local food banks and food shelves. No matter how little space you have to plant an additional row of vegetables for giving, you can grow a great contribution! The top ten produce items requested by Channel One clients are:

Tomatoes

Carrots

Lettuce

Green beans

Broccoli

Sweet corn

Potatoes

Onions

Watermelon

Peppers-sweet and hot

Please consider planting a row of produce or growing herbs to support Channel One. Click here to download our produce resource sheet. For more information on how Channel One can help move your extra garden produce into the hands of the people who need it most, contact Channel One Food Resource Coordinator Vince McCoy at 507-424-1722 or vincemccoy@channel-one.org.

 

 
 
 
 

Hunger-Free Minnesota - Fight Hunger Where You Live

Channel One is a proud founding member of Hunger-Free Minnesota: a movement formed by Minnesota organizations united in the common belief that food is a basic and essential human right that every Minnesotan should enjoy. Click here to visit the Hunger-Free Minnesota web page and learn more about Hunger-Free Minnesota and find out how you can help create a hunger-free Minnesota. For more information about the campaign click here.

 
 
 
 

Stay Connected to Channel One!

Channel One has an e-newsletter and we are on Facebook and Twitter! These are great ways to stay connected and get updated information on all of the exciting things happening at Channel One. To sign up and receive the e-newsletter automatically send an e-mail to Maggie Parham. And click on the Facebook and Twitter logos to become a fan of Channel One and check out our Tweets!

 
 
 
 

 

Volunteer

Every month we highlight some of our outstanding volunteers. To read about this month's volunteer Rosalie Wernimont, click here.

 

Channel One Loves Our Volunteers!

 

For more information on volunteering at Channel One click here or call Maggie Parham at 507-424-1705

 
 
 
 

Did you know.......

Since 1986, Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf has offered Olmsted County food shelf customers a place to grow their own produce?

The Channel One Green Garden program offers 95 community garden plots for individuals and families to garden at Rochester Covenant Church and Community Presbyterian Church in Northwest Rochester.

Click here for more information about the program.

 
 
 
 

Contribute with Confidence

Channel One is proudly accredited by the Charities Review Council Smart Givers Network and Guidestar's Charity Navigator. You can feel confident that your investments in the work of Channel One are making an impact on those in need.

Click here to view the Channel One reviews on the Smart Givers Network and Charity Navigator. For more information on contributing, visit our Give Funds Page or click here to make an secure online contribution.

Download our Stock Contribution Information Sheet. It includes all the information you may need to make a securities contribution to Channel One.

 
 
 
 

How We Move Food to Those in Need

The hunger relief work of Channel One is more complex than you may imagine. We receive food from a variety of sources and we distribute it to people in need in a variety of different ways. For more in depth information about our programs, check out our programs page by clicking here.

 

 
 
 
  View Our Donor Privacy Policy  
 

Copyright 2005, Channel One, Inc. All Rights Reserved.