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COVID-19: Community Resource Guide

COVID 19 Community Resource Guide













Community Resources

Part of our response to COVID-19 is ensuring that our community, and all Minnesotans, have access to resources that may be able to help them through this unprecedented time. As part of that effort, we've created the following list of available community resources and volunteer opportunities. We hope to continue adding additional resources and keep the list updated for the duration of the pandemic. Please contact us if you work for, or know of, an organization or resource that we should consider adding.


Food Resources

CAIR-MN: Job Loss Due to COVID-19

While closed throughout the country, many public schools are providing alternative nutritional assistance to families in need. Check with your local or county department of education or your ISD (“Independent School District”) to see if such a program is available to supplement your child's nutritional requirements. Examples include:

Support from Meals on Wheels or Help at Your Door may be available:

Hunger Solutions: Search for food shelves, senior resources, free meals, discount grocery, and farmers market near you.

Second Harvest: Partner Agency List

Soup for You Cafe & Food Shelf:  Serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Diners pay whatever they feel is a fair price — or whatever they are able to.


Health & Testing Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

MN Department of Health COVID-19 Page

People's Center Clinics & Services: Operates two clinics and accepts all patients regardless of their ability to pay.


Mental Health Resources

General Mental Health During Covid 19 Resources

Substance abuse recovery resources (virtual)


Financial Resources

CAIR-MN Job Loss Resource Page

IRS: Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Paid Leave for workers and tax credit for small businesses

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

US Bank COVID-19 Information

Wells Fargo COVID-19 Information

TCF Bank COVID-19 Information

Bremer Bank COVID-19 Information

Bank of America COVID-19 Information


Education Resources:

Caring for Children during the Crisis

Resources for Parents Homeschooling their Children

How to replicate each aspect of school from home

How Minnesota schools are preparing for distant learning 

Numerous online resources are likely available from your local public library including e-books, digital magazines, and more. Find your local library by searching for “libraries near me” on Google.


Elderly & Disabled Resources

Resources for older adults 

What do older adults and people with disabilities need to know?

Resources for older adults, family caregivers and health care providers 

How to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus in Retirement Communities and Independent Living Facilities


Housing Resources

Urban Homeworks, Inc

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL)

Rebuilding Together - Twin Cities

People Serving People, Inc.  

The Bridge for Youth

University of MN Housing/Shelter info

CAIR-MN Job Loss Resource Page


Wellbeing Resources

Tips for taking care of yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MN Department of Health Cultural and Faith Communities Update on COVID-19  

Virtual Museum Resources

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association Exhibits and Events (virtually)



Volunteer for Meals on Wheels

Star Tribune: How to Lend a Helping Hand During the COVID-19 Crisis

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