Food/Grocery Resources

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Updated: March 23, 2020

Grocery Stores: 

General Information from all of our grocers:  

Trucks are arriving on a regular basis, including daily and, in some cases, more often than that at times. 

Stores have been fast tracking the flow of products that are the highest in demand such as food, medicine and other essentials.  

When shipments arrive, grocers are prioritizing certain products including disinfectants and paper products for restocking.

In some cases, grocers are limiting the amounts that can be purchased on in-demand items and respectfully ask all guests to consider their immediate needs. 

When certain items are absent from the shelves, it is generally that there will be new supplies in a matter of a day or two rather than weeks.

All vendors have staff who are working extra hours to meet the increased demand.  At the same time, they appreciate that customers have been universally calm and pleasant.

All of the stores have been deep cleaning after store hours and also have been restocking of all shelves for the following day.

For those practicing social distancing, after 8:00 PM till closing tends to be a period with fewer crowds.

New dedicated store hours for shoppers who are seniors, compromised immune systems and others at high risk hours are being offered at some stores. 

The use of reusable bags is not accepted at Hugo’s and Dollar Tree.   

Hugo's Family Marketplace

Dedicated Store Hours for shoppers who are seniors, those with a compromised immune          system & others at a high risk may shop DAILY from 6AM-7:30AM. (Grafton store is 7AM-8AM) All others are asked during regular store hours from 7:30AM - 9PM

***Reusable bags will not be used in all of Hugo’s locations***

Store Locations: 

1315 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201 

Open 7:30AM-9PM daily (701) 772-7283


1925 13th Ave N., Grand Forks, ND 58203 

Open 7:30AM-9PM daily (701) 772-5531


1631 S Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 7AM-PM (701) 772-3419


1750 32nd Avenue South # A, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 7:30AM - 9PM (701) 746-0688  


306 14th St NW, East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Open 7:30AM - 9PM (218) 773--2418

Target Market

Dedicated Store Hours for shoppers who are seniors, those with a compromised immune       system & others at a high risk may shop weekly every WEDNESDAY from 7AM-8AM. All others are asked during regular store hours from 8AM - 9PM.  

Store Location: 

3601 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 

Open 8AM - 9PM ( 701) 787-6177 


From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older from 6AM to 7AM. All others need to use regular hours of 7:00AM -8:30PM. 

Store Locations:  

New hours as of 3/20/20.

5755 Gateway Dr, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Open 7:00AM - 8:30PM ( 701) 620-6003 

2551 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 7:00AM - 8:30PM (701) 746-7225

Associate support

Your health and our associates’ health is our top priority. We’ve asked any associate who feels unwell to stay home.

Store hours & sanitation

We’re taking extra measures to ensure a clean and healthy environment in our stores. We’re dedicating associates in every store to sanitize high-traffic, high-touch areas, like registers and shopping carts.

No-contact pickup & delivery

To help protect you and our associates during pickup, you may ask the associate to sign for the order on your behalf. This means you do not have to touch the associate’s keypad to accept your order.

For delivery orders, drivers will practice social distancing when picking up your order at the store. The driver will stay in the car while the pickup associate loads the order into the driver’s vehicle. In addition, no-contact delivery to your home will be available next week. Through this option, you can authorize the driver to leave the order at your door, and you won’t need to sign on the driver’s phone to accept your order.

Dollar Tree

Offer paper products, baby care items, refrigerated.frozen food and limited dry goods and snacks.  Various cleaning products are available. Hours have not changed. All items are $1.

***Reusable bags will not be used at Dollar Tree  locations***

Store Locations:  

1719 S Washington St, Grand Forks ND, 58201

Open 9AM-8PM  701-620-6450


2761 32nd Ave South, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 9AM-8PM  701-620-6093


Safari Market

Store Location: 

1305 Stanford Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Open 8am-8pm   (701) 757-4056

Natural Grocers

Store Location: 

1901 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 9AM-7:35pm M- Sat & Sun 8AM-6:35pm (701) 775-8333

CVS Pharmacy & Grocery 

Store Location: 

1950 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201 (701) 746-8643

Open 8AM-9PM M- F - Sat 9PM-7PM Sun12PM - 6PM

Drive through available in Pharmacy only

Toucan International Market

Store Location: 

Grand Cities Mall

1826 S Washington St # 62, Grand Forks, ND (701) 775-4692

Open 10:30AM-7:PM M-Sat 10:30AM - 6PM Sun

Hamro Asian Market

Store Location: 

1375 S Columbia Rd Suite C, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 10:30AM - 8PM M-Sat 10:30AM-6PM Sun (701) 757-4335

Pick up by customer vehicle is available by calling them directly with your order. 

Asian Grocery

Store Location: 

2550 S Columbia Rd suite D, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 10AM - 7PM M-Sat. 12PM-7PM Sun. (701) 757-4335

Pick up by customer vehicle is available by calling them directly with your order. 

FM International Market

Store Location: 

205 N Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Open 9AM - 7PM M-Sat. 10PM -6PM Sun. (701) 772-0937

Pick up by customer vehicle is available by calling them directly with your order. 

Al Amiin Grocery & Halal Meats 

Store Location: 

1440 S Washington St, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Open 11AM - 8PM M-S (701) 757-0737  

Pick up by customer vehicle will be available for phone orders after March 23, 2020.                                                                                                                       

Food Pantries:  

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Grand Forks area food pantries are making necessary service changes to minimize the risk for citizens and meet increased demand. Food boxes will be prepacked at all agencies to allow for more social distancing.

Below are the service requirements for each pantry along with any operational changes due to COVID-19. Local agencies will be coordinating with each other in order to best meet demand and the safety needs of the public. We thank you for your understanding regarding any necessary changes.

Anyone who would like to donate cleaning supplies or food items for use by pantries may bring donations to the Salvation Army between 9:00am – 4:00pm, M-F. After hours, donations may be brought to the front office at Northlands Rescue Mission. Donated items will be shared between any pantries in need.

Northlands Rescue Mission

Address: 420 Division Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58201                                                Phone: (701) 772-6600

Food boxes will be provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays to individuals and families in need. Please call (701) 772-6600 ext. 206 before 10:00am on the day you would like your food box. Leave your first and last name and your phone number.

 If you do not call before 10:00am, you will not be able to receive a food box on that day.

You are able to request a food box for yourself or your household. You are not able to request one for another household.

You will be able to pick up your food box from 2:30pm – 3:30pm on the day that you call. You will need a photo ID to pick up your box.

Limit: one food box per month per household.

Due to COVID-19, please come to the alley door to pick up your food basket rather than the front door. Food boxes will be prepackaged.

Lunch will be available at 12:00pm and dinner at 5:00pm for all community members. Meals will be takeout rather than eat-in until further notice.

Northlands Rescue Mission Backpack Program

Students who are currently receiving food through the Northlands Rescue Mission Backpack Program are able to pick up their weekly meal on Tuesday, along with their free lunch at the school they attend. Students who normally receive Backpack Program meals through West Elementary can pick them up at Valley Middle School, along with their lunch. Pickup for this week is 11:00am – 1:00pm on Tuesday, March 17. Future pickup dates will be determined by whether schools are in session in upcoming weeks.

Hope Church -  Community Care Center & Food Pantry

Address: 1726 S. Washington, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 757-3480

The HC Community Care Center & Food Pantry is distributing food during its normal hours this week.

Wednesday from 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

This week food will be served to single men. Please bring a photo ID and a lease/utility bill that shows an address in Grand Forks, East Grand Forks or Fisher, MN.

Due to Covid-19 clients will be given a prepared box of food rather than being able to shop in the pantry. Please check the Care Center’s Facebook page for the latest updates.

St. Joseph’s Social Care and Food Pantry

Address: 620 8th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 795-8614 

Effective Tuesday, March 20, 2020 Each family is eligible for one food basket per month. Please bring picture ID and proof of residence (non-junk mail dated within the last 30 days with your name and address on it). If you have any questions in regard to St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, please call 701-795-8614 ext. 2 or ext. 3.

St. Joseph’s Thrift Store will be closing at end of business on Thursday, March, 3rd, 2020 and will remain closed through March 31st, 2020.  St. Joseph’s apologize for any inconvenience, but we feel the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and our patrons are top priority.  St. Joseph’s will continue to assess the situation and as new information becomes available, we can make an educated decision on when we may reopen the Thrift Store. 

St. Joseph’s Social Care staff will be working, but our doors will be closed to the public.  Inquiries and assistance may be limited. Staff can be reached via telephone and email.  St. Joseph’s will make all attempts to provide assistance when applicable and feasible. 

St. Joseph’s Food Pantry:   In an effort to provide this essential service, St. Joseph’s will make all attempts to safely administer these services.  St. Joseph’s will also work with other area pantries collectively to ensure, at minimum, some services will be provided to the residents of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks.  Food Pantry operations will operate today, March 19, 2020, with all food items pre-packed, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. 

Food Pantry Operations week of March 24 – March 26, 2020 (Tuesday – Thursday)

Please call (701) 864-0108 from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the day you would like your pre-packed food items.  If voicemail is reached, please leave your name and number. If you do not call before 12:00pm, you will not be able to receive food that day. 

You will be able to pick up your food items from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the day you called. Door # 3 for pick up.   You will need a photo id to pick up your box

Please note that SJSC Food Pantry will only operate Tuesday – Thursday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  (Changed from previous regular schedule) We will further assess future Food Pantry operations as information becomes available.  

Grand Forks Salvation Army

Address: 1600 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58203

Phone: (701) 775-2597

Update as of Monday, 3/23/20 -  With the best interest in mind for the health and safety of both our community and staff, effective Monday, March 21, our food pantry will be drive through only from 10:30am-2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

 A person would need to call 701-775-2597 Monday-Friday to do the intake procedure by phone and receive additional instructions to schedule a pickup from the north door. This will be a zero contact process while keeping in mind current CDC and local health department guidelines.

The GF Salvation Army will also be a central drop off location for donations. These donations will be for all food pantries (EGF/GF) to access.  

The Salvation Army will deliver food boxes to those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those on a public health order to quarantine. Documentation will be needed to provide proof of said order or positive test. The client will be notified via phone that the box is on the door once personnel have cleared the porch area. Client and personnel will have zero contact. 

We have met with GF Public Health and let them we will be delivering food boxes to anyone who tests positive, or has a public health quarantine order in in the city of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. We would need verification form the individual(s). It will be a zero contact delivery as we will leave items on the porch and notify the recipient by phone that the box has arrived.

Donations will be accepted at the east door from 9am-4pm M-F. Please call ahead when making food donations. Monetary donations can be also be made by using the donate button on our Facebook page, credit card by phone, check by mail, or by visiting our website below:

Red River Valley Community Action

Address: 1013 N 5th St, Grand Forks, ND 58203                                                                      Phone: (701) 746-5431

Red River Valley Community Action’s food pantry will be open Tues. and Wed. 1:30pm - 4:30 pm. Fresh Food Distribution (perishable food items) is on Tuesday and Thursday from approximately 9:30-11:00 am and on Friday’s from approximately 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m.

Grand Forks Public Schools Child Nutrition Department

701.787.4297, In District ext. 3596

The Grand Forks Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will provide meals to students at no cost. Lunch and breakfast will be served at the same time (lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day). These meals will be served as a sack lunch from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the following schools:  Ben Franklin, Century, Kelly, Lake Agassiz, Phoenix, Viking, Wilder, Winship, Schroeder, Valley, Central, Red River. 

Please pick up sack lunches at the labeled door and bring the meal home to enjoy. Meals will not be eaten on site. All students eat for free and are able to access meals at any of the locations listed above even if it is not their home school.

This plan will continue beginning on Monday, March 23rd.   For more information, please contact:  Emily Karel RD, LRD, CDM

Child Nutrition Director

Grand Forks Senior Center – Senior Citizens

Address: 620 4th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 772-7245

Currently offering Meals on Wheels and Home Delivered Meals programs. We are also    delivering these homebound seniors frozen meals if they have chosen to receive those in addition to their hot, noon meal.

 DRIVE-THRU SERVICE: Each weekday from 11:30 am – 12:15 pm, seniors can pull up to the front of our Senior Center building (620 4th Ave S) and we will bring a hot meal out to you. No suggested donations are accepted at this time. If you choose, you can keep track of how many meals you have received and you can donate later. For the daily menu, either call 701-772-7245 or go to We will extend the hours of this service if necessary to accommodate all seniors. Feel free to pick up meals for neighbors as well. We will just need the full name and birthdate of each person receiving meals.

FROZEN MEALS: We also have frozen meals, which have been prepared here, available for seniors. If you use the internet, go to for a current list of available meals. Whether you have access to the list or not, you can then place your order by calling 701-772-7245 or 701-757-4869. You can either pick up your frozen meal order at the drive-thru (you must call your order in ahead of time) or if you are unable to get here, call       either of the numbers above and a volunteer or staff person will deliver the meals.    

IMPORTANT! We ask that you reach out to any family members, friends, or neighbors who are nearby, younger, and available to help you with errands and other assistance. Most pharmacies deliver and so do Hugo’s grocery stores (if ordering online). It is critical that people 60 and older remain out of the public. If you do not have anyone who is able to assist you, call 701-772-7245 to request a volunteer and we will do our best to assign one to you.

If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or shortness of breath and have had close-exposure to persons with confirmed COVID-19, or have traveled outside the country, please call Altru's 24/7 Coronavirus Screening Hotline at 701-780-6358 before visiting an Altru location.

Finally, we are concerned about your emotional well-being as well. We know this kind of extended isolation is extremely difficult. This is a great time to call friends, family, and neighbors and just chat; you don’t need to wait for someone to call you. Again, if you do not have anyone to visit with on the phone, let us know and we will arrange for a volunteer to call you for small phone chats.

The Grand Forks Senior Center will continue providing services for as long as we have staff, supplies, and volunteers to do so. For our most up-to-date information, see or call 701-772-7245.