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House of Charity


As COVID-19 spreads, it will impact our most vulnerable communities the hardest. I am talking about groups that cannot stay inside because they do not have a stable home and our neighbors that cannot afford the necessary supplies to prepare and adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic. We have also seen a dramatic shortage of hand sanitizers, cleaning products, flu medicines, pain relievers, toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels across the United States. Many people have large stocks of these in preparation. If you have supplies to spare or know where the following supplies are available...

Please consider assembling the following items into kits by placing them into quart- or gallon-sized Ziploc bags for our most vulnerable community members:

  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Disinfectant Wipes (Preferably Clorox or Lysol brand)
  • Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin, Aleve, Advil and/or acetaminophen
  • Dayquil, Mucinex DM, Robitussin, Sudafed, and/or Nyquil
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Cough drops
  • Vitamin C
  • Bottled water or beverages with electrolytes
  • Snack bars

Products must be new and unopened for the health and safety of our neighbors.

Please contact Noah Chan at n.chan@houseofcharity.org to organize a drop-off time.

Food Centre address: 714 Park Ave Minneapolis 55404

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About House of Charity


510 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404, US

Mission Statement

To feed those in need, house those experiencing homelessness and empower individuals to achieve independence.


Right from the start, in the early 1950s, House of Charity has been about transforming lives...one person at a time. Our founder, Brother de Paul, responded to the need he saw around him by providing food and shelter to the poor in Minneapolis. Since its beginnings on Nicollet Island, House of Charity has been located at several sites in downtown Minneapolis, and moved to its current location at 510 South 8th Street in 1976. Once a hotel, the building now houses 116 men and women who have experienced homelessness.

One of our primary goals is to help struggling individuals meet their basic human needs of food and shelter while reducing barriers to their long-term self-sufficiency.

We do this by providing:

  • Daily Free Public Meals at our Food Centre
  • Transitional Housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Chemical and Mental Health Treatment
  • Public Showers
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing


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714 Park Ave SMinneapolis,, MN 55404



  • Disaster Response




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