Welcome to Mission Outpost! The Prince of Peace community is called to connect with people in need in the south metro area. If you are experiencing a difficult time, Mission Outpost is a hub of hope and wholeness where you can receive food, clothing, prayer and support from caring individuals. Every year Mission Outpost supports thousands of people in our community with the help of hundreds of volunteers and countless donations.

The Salvation Army, serving Dakota, Scott and Carver Counties, is dedicated to assisting individuals and families with their basic needs such as food, clothing, rental assistance and utility assistance. Additionally, Salvation Army offers Pathway of Hope, a supportive program for families with minor children who are desiring support in reaching specific goals toward self-sustainability.

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Mission Outpost Hours

Mission Outpost is a full choice model of food distribution. We reserve the right to limit the number of guests per shift. The guest sign‐in process begins 1 hour prior to the start of each shift and ends 15 minutes prior to the end of each shift. Visitors arriving within 30 minutes of closing time may receive limited services.

  • Monday: 1:00-3:00 pm & 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: Noon-2:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Farmer’s Market ‐ Thursday: 2:00-3:00 pm (registration closes at 2:45 pm)

Child care is available to guests during Mission Outpost hours except for the Farmer’s Market.

Mission Outpost Services

Food Shelf & Clothing Closet

Guests may receive food, clothing, household items, toiletries and baby items from Mission Outpost one time per month.

Please note these changes:

  • The number of families served may have to be limited.
  • Children under the age of 10 will not be allowed in the clothing closet or grocery store.
  • Only one grocery cart per family will be allowed in the grocery store.
  • Only two family members may shop in the grocery store.
  • Families are asked to bring their own bags if possible.
Farmer’s Market

Guests may receive food twice a month, open on Thursday afternoons.


Guests in need of furniture may contact our furniture ministry to check current inventory. Furniture is delivered to your home. For more details contact Kim Harris by email or at 952‐898‐9310.

Community Garden

Grow your own fresh produce! You will be responsible for planting, weeding and harvesting a designated garden plot near the Prince of Peace campus. All food grown is for your consumption and cannot be sold for profit. Please email us for more details.

Dental Clinic

Guests who are currently experiencing mouth pain may seek assistance from the Mission Outpost Dental Clinic.


Financial Assistance

The Salvation Army provides heat share, rental assistance and other aid. Call 952‐898‐9367 for details.

Seasonal Projects

Back to School (July/August); Coats for Kids (October); Toy Shop (December).


There are many opportunities to volunteer in Mission Outpost on a one‐time or ongoing basis. Current volunteer opportunities.

Donations are an important part of Mission Outpost. Donations may be placed in any of the blue donation bins located at the Prince of Peace entrances. We are able to share the following items with the community:

Financial Gifts

All financial gifts given will directly support Mission Outpost


Gently used furniture including, sofas, love seats, living room chairs, end tables, coffee tables, dining tables and chairs, dressers, beds/mattresses – Please contact Kim to schedule a pick‐up or for more information at 952‐898‐9310 or mofurniture@popmn.org


Non‐perishable food items: canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, rice, soup, canned meat, bagged lentils, cereal, pancake mix, etc.


Bath towels, bath mats, bedding, blankets, tableware, pots and pans, cutlery


Clothing items for the current season that are clean and without rips, tears or broken zippers


Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products

Baby Items

Diapers, baby wipes, training pants, baby clothes

Looking to donate an item, but Mission Outpost doesn’t accept it? View the Dakota County Reuse and Donation Opportunities.

Guest Eligibility

The first time that guests register for the current year, we request that you bring:

  • Photo ID for everyone in the family who is 18 and older (driver’s license or copy of one, school ID, passport)
  • Identification for everyone in the family 17 and under (SS card, medical card, school ID, birth certificate)

Each time you visit, we request that you bring:

  • Your photo ID and a copy of a current utility bill, medical bill, county mail, etc.


Please park in the parking lot on the west side of the Christian Life Center building and enter through Door H, located on the south side of the building.

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