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Meeting Basic Needs

When times hit hard, make us your first call.

Programs and Services

When hard times hit, make us your first call. No matter what the need – physical, emotional or spiritual — we’re here to help.

From meeting your most basic needs to outlining the path to long-term solutions, we can help you overcome the obstacles you face today and provide hope for tomorrow. Click here to complete an intake form or rental assistance form.

Local programs and services include:

This is a free, year-long meal program offered seven days a week from Noon to 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kitchen, 700 S. Riverfront Dr. Free bread and bakery items are also distributed during this time. This program is available to anyone in need of fellowship and a nutritious meal.

Annually thousands meals are served, most of which are the only meal people in need receive for the day.

From mid-June to mid-August, the MOMs program provides a nutritious lunch to children in Mankato neighborhoods. Our mobile kitchen stops at the American Red Cross, Eastport Apartments, Southhaven MHC, and Eastwood Manor each Monday-Friday between 10:45 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. Annually, the program provides thousands of meals. Locations and times subject to change due to participation.

Annually the program provides thousands of meals to children in need.

From November through March, the overnight shelter provides temporary, safe and warm housing accommodations for up to 33 adult men per night. The shelter is open seven days a week from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Homeless men in need of emergency shelter should report to the shelter director from 7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Residents receive a hot shower, dinner, and access to laundry facilities. Fellowship is also available.

Maxfield Place is a permanent, supportive housing program for adults with a diagnosed disability who are considered chronically homeless.

There are 10 individual apartments for single adults which include a bed, full kitchen and bathroom. Residents cook and prepare their own meals and do their own laundry.

Maxfield Place is staffed 24 hours a day and employs a case worker, who helps residents develop a long-term plan and collaborates with other service providers for referrals. Since 2006, The Salvation Army has worked with the Office of Housing and Urban Development to support the program.

When disasters strike, our volunteer team provides emotional support and relief to the affected communities. We respond to floods, fires, tornadoes and any other type of disaster by deploying a mobile kitchen fully loaded with meals and supplies for families, emergency crews and others on the scene.

We provide supportive assistance to individuals and families in an emergency situation in Blue Earth County and North Mankato and can help identify other community resources which may provide additional help. Services we offer may include help with ID and birth certificates, clothing, household furnishings, overnight lodging, transportation, and financial assistance for medical, rent and utility bills. Click here to complete an intake form or rental assistance form.

All are welcome to attend our spiritual services throughout the week. On Sunday, join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday evening Bible study starts at 6 p.m.

The women’s ministry meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. and our Men’s Club fellowship group meets Tuesday at 4 p.m. Transportation is available.

Our back-to-school program provides kids with the necessary supplies to return to school. We collect basic school supplies and distribute them in August to families in need with children attending grades K-12 in Blue Earth County and North Mankato only. We do not provide school supplies for preschool or college age levels. Annually, the program provides supplies to 500 children.

To qualify for back-to-school assistance, you must visit our office at 700 S. Riverfront Dr. and bring a photo ID and proof of assistance.

The Bundle Me Warm program offers new and gently used coats and winter outer apparel to children and adults. This free program is available to everyone in need. Please call main line for more information.

We provide a variety of services to make the holidays brighter. Our Christmas Day Dinner at 700 S. Riverfront Drive is a holiday feast for those who spend the holidays alone. Meal delivery is available for people confined to their homes.

We also supply low-income families with Christmas food baskets, so they can have a well-rounded Christmas dinner at home.

Call 507-345-7840 to learn more or request help.