Basic Needs

If you are experiencing a difficult time, Mission Outpost is a soft place to land. Each week, more than 100 volunteers provide food, clothing, linens, toiletries, furniture, and baby supplies to all kinds of people in Dakota county.

Outpost Hours | Eligibility | Directions | Plan Your Visit


Food Shelf – You may receive food from our food shelf one time per month. Our foodshelf will often include dry goods for breakfast, lunch and dinner, breads, fruits and vegetables and meats.

Clothing Closet – You can receive up to 10 items per family member, per quarter. Your family members must be living in your house.

Furniture – Mission Outpost also has a furniture ministry that provides beds, dressers, table and chairs, couches and many other items. The furniture is delivered to your home by our volunteers. For more details contact Kim at 952-898-9310 or

Community Garden –If you are interested in growing fresh produce for yourself and your family, this community garden may be just the right thing for you. You will be responsible for planting, weeding and harvesting a designated plot of land just steps away from Mission Outpost. All food grown is for your consumption and cannot be sold for profit. You may want to grow some items to be given away at the Outpost. Please contact your host for more details. View the information sheet.

Financial Assistance – Although Mission Outpost is unable to offer financial assistance, Salvation Army, which is located within the walls of Mission Outpost, does provide heat share, rental assistance and other aid.


Visitors arriving within 30 minutes of closing time may receive limited services.

Monday: 1:00 – 3:00p.m. & 5:00 – 7:00p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00-7:00p.m. By Appointment (MUST include your monthly food shelf request)
Thursday: 10:30a.m. -12:30p.m.
Friday (2nd & 4th): 6:00-7:30p.m.

Farmers Market (Partnership with The Salvation Army)

Every Thursday by appointment 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Two visit limit / month. Schedule an appointment at an Outpost session or 952-898-2736

Eligibility and Requirements

Resident of Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Eagan, Savage, Farmington and Rosemount. We require a photo i.d. and a CURRENT  utility bill/letter from county to receive services EVERY TIME  you visit. We also require an i.d. for every member in your household. Can be a copy of a student i.d., drivers license, medial card etc.


  • We require a photo I.D. for everyone in the family over 18 (Driver’s license or copy of one, school I.D., passport) the 1st time you register for 2014.
  • We require an I.D. for everyone in the family 17 and under (SS Card, medical card, school id, birth certificate) the 1st time you register for 2014
  • After you register the 1st time, we require a photo I.D. AND a copy of a CURRENT utility bill, medical bill, county mail, etc EVERY time you visit.


Plan your visit

When you arrive at the Outpost, you will sign up and have a seat in our atrium. When your name is called, you will be invited to sit down and speak with one of our trained volunteers. They will talk through the many opportunities that the Outpost provides and most importantly, they will listen to your story. If you so desire, our volunteers will pray with you too!

You will have the opportunity to visit our clothing closet while your food is being collected. By the time you are done in the clothing closet, your food will be ready and one of volunteers will help you bring your food and clothing to your car.

A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America