We offer nutritious, culturally-specific food shelves while serving as a gateway to resources that move people toward greater economic stability and health.

Through our food and nutrition programs, we promote partnerships, community involvement, leadership, and volunteerism.

CAPI Asian Food Shelf

Since 1982, CAPI’s Asian-specific food shelf has been meeting the cultural and nutritional needs of approximately 450 low-income Asian families/2,000 individuals each month. This program provides a total of 450,000 pounds of food per year.

CAPI’s bilingual staff also facilitate access to other services such as:

  • ELL Classes
  • Health Care
  • Tax Assistance
  • Earned Income Tax Credits
  • WIC/SNAP/other food support programs
  • Employment Programs

Location:  5930 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center MN 55429

Food Shelf Hours

Mondays – 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | CLOSED Fridays

*New participants MUST schedule an appointment beforehand to complete an in-take application or come to walk-ins on THURSDAYS from 10:00am- 12:00PM and 1-3pm for in-take applications* 

For more information contact us here

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

CAPI provides referrals to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and assistance with Food Stamp Application for individuals and families.

This includes:

  • Pre-screening for all benefits
  • Applying/renewing for benefits
  • Checking the status of submitted application
  • Reporting changes

Apply Now

Apply for Food Stamps Online – Hunger Solutions  or call 1-888-711-1151

Community Gardening

The CAPI Gardens Project empowers immigrants and refugees, particularly immigrant and refugee women, to become community leaders through gardening and small-scale farming. The gardens create access to and utilization of affordable, healthy, fresh, and culturally suitable food for Hmong, Laotian and other Southeast Asian immigrant families.

During the growing season CAPI, supports 325 urban gardeners as they raise 4,500 pounds of fresh produce from 15 community gardens. Produce is distributed to each gardener, with the remaining produce sold at a mini-farmers market. More than 2,500 lbs. of produce were distributed through the CAPI Asian Food Shelf.

For more information, contact us