Ruby’s Pantry

rubys-pantry-logo600pxThe best place to store surplus food is in people’s stomachs! Therefore, we have made an effort locally to provide food to individuals without question. To qualify, they just have to be hungry and be able to eat

Ruby’s Pantry is “a hand up, not a hand out.” In reality, people feel good helping the organization with a small financial contribution. Participants receive an abundance of food. Often the families will leave with over $100 or more worth of groceries.

Ruby’s Pantry holds food distributions in a number of locations primarily across the northern tier of Minnesota and Wisconsin. When attending one of our distributions you are truly a guest and partner in this ministry. A guest because our volunteers are there to serve you with enthusiasm and partner because you are given an “opportunity for dignity” by donating $20 to help cover the operational cost. Ruby’s Pantry has no government funding.  It is primarily funded by the contributions of our guests. 

When you arrive at a distribution for the first time you will need to register and then sign in. This is a simple registration that requires no documentation. After the first time you will need to simply sign in. Then you will wait until your number is called and you will go through a line where the food is then placed in your boxes. Although you aren’t required to take anything that you do not want we encourage you to take it and share with your family members, neighbors and friends.

Marshall National Guard Armory


500 Timerman Drive
Marshall, MN 56258


First Thursday of every month, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Margaret Palan

Learn more about Ruby’s Pantry.

Hosted by Holy Redeemer Church.