During the summer, when kids are out of school, we know it can be very difficult for you to provide consistent nutritious meals for your family. St. Joseph’s recognizes this challenge, and offers free lunches to local children at several different sites around Grand Forks and East Grand Forks throughout June and July every year. Children may come every day and receive free lunches, no questions asked. They must only comply with a few program rules:

  1. You must eat your meal on site.
  2. You must take at least 3 of the 5 items.
  3. Be respectful, share, use kind language, & listen to instructions.
  4. You must be 18 years old or younger.
In addition to providing lunch, our program also teaches children about nutrition, wellness, and healthy food choices.


No matter the type of emergency or crisis you or your family faces, we are here to help with a variety of different assistance programs, including help after rent evictions and/or utility disconnects, medication assistance, and/or funeral and emergency medical travel needs.

To make an appointment, call 701.795.8614.


If you are in need of groceries in order to provide sustainable meals for yourself or your family, our food pantry is open four days a week to serve your needs. It is set up as an environment for individuals and families to choose food items based on their needs and desires. Each family is eligible for one food basket per month. The Food Pantry is operated mostly through the assistance of volunteers, and benefits from donated food. Please bring picture ID and proof of residence (non-junk mail dated within the last 30 days with your name and address on it).

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2 PM to 4 PM
Wednesday 5 to 7 PM


Transitional housing generally ranges from 6 months to two years in length. During this time, you and your family will not only receive much-needed temporary housing, you will also be provided with supportive services that empower you to create change in your life and work towards self sufficiency, as well as permanent housing goals.


Permanent supportive housing (PSH) is an approach to housing designed for people with very low incomes and chronic, disabling health conditions, which provides voluntary access to a flexible and comprehensive array of supportive services and places no limits on length of tenancy as long as terms and conditions of the lease or agreement are met.


After addressing your most urgent needs, we provide support and resources after your emergency situation to increase self-sufficiency and allow you to move forward with your goals and build a better life.


Cars for a Cause provides donated cars to individuals and families in need in order to help provide self sufficiency.


Through the Emergency Assistance program, if you are in need you will be given vouchers for use in the Thrift Store in order to obtain needed household items, clothing, shoes, and other basic necessities.

To make an appointment, call 701.795.8614.