Fresh Food, Fresh Faith is a program hosted by Central each Wednesday morning.

The mission of this organization is to feed those among us who are hungry and thirsty while making Jesus known.    We provide quality and healthy fresh fruits, vegetables,and  bread with the Word of God at no cost to those in hardship situations.

Our attendance averages about 50 families per week (including Russian and Spanish speaking guests).  We serve breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and food distribution begins at 9 a.m.  Volunteers take care to interact and encourage clients during this first hour.  We sit, eat, and visit with clients forming encouraging relationships.  Additionally, we ask our attendees if they would like prayer for any of their needs and life situations.   Many of our volunteers started out as attendees.

Although people come to receive food, it has become a gathering place that builds relationships.  A guest came recently for the first time and said she came for free food Wednesdays and received so much more.  We strive as a mission to build, connect and empower all involved in the process whether one is serving or being served.

Areas to serve in this ministry:  (please contact Kris Studniski,

  • Tues and/or Friday 9:30 a.m. pick up donations at Caribou and Chipotle and deliver to Central.
  • Wednesday mornings: 7:00 pick up donations at Cub and Coborns, 7:00 set up, 8:00 visit, listen, pray, 9:00 distribute food, 9:15 a.m. – clean up.

Please Note:  the distribution is staffed and run by volunteers from many local area churches.  Due to serving breakfast each week, bagging produce, etc., we do incur expenses to run the distribution.  Financial donations are greatly appreciated and can be made to Central L. Church earmarked for “Food Distrib”.  We also greatly appreciate donations of produce from your garden, place of employment, etc.

Please call Jodi Benker at 651-343-6194 with any questions.


Jodi Benker