- Health-related questions? Call (651) 201-3920
- Questions related to school and childcare? Call (651) 297-1304
- Questions on local resources? Text or call (763) 682-7607
- Mental health concerns? Call the Mental Health Crisis Line at (320) 253-5555
If you need help with obtaining food, see the resources below, visit Hunger Solution's website, or call the HelpLine at 888-711-1151. The HelpLine is open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. Please leave a message if no one answers and they will call back.
Farmer's MarketsFarmers' markets are exempt from the restaurant and bar closures, provided they do not offer on-site consumption. Drive through markets are encouraged. No food sampling is allowed. Strong plans to support social distancing of 6 feet are important. Hand washing stations are required. All possible protections should be taken.
Family Youth Community Connections (FYCC) has a Food Donation Box outside their front door. If you are in need of food visit 5975 Main Ave NE, Albertville. If you would like to donate just leave what you would like in the box.
Elk RiverRuby's Pop-Up Pantry will do a drive-thru food pick-up. The groceries will be loaded directly into your vehicle's trunk. It is on April 2nd from 2:00-3:30 PM at 19463 Evans St. NW (Samaritan Way Thrift Store Parking Lot). Call 651-674-0009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MontroseFE+ED is cancelled for March. Call 763-277-3793 for more information. It is usually the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:00-7:00 PM at the Montrose Community Center (230 Center Ave SW).
Nourishing HOPE is on hold, but they are looking at doing curbside pick-up. Call 763-477-6300 for more information. It is usually the second Tuesday of each month from 4:00-7:00 PM at Our Father's Lutheran Church (3903 Gilbert Ave SE).
There are food shelves in Annandale, Buffalo, Clearwater, Cokato, Delano, Elk River, Hanover, Monticello, Rockford, and Waverly. Hunger Solutions is updating food shelf information daily on the Find Help Map. They are recommending that food shelves move to a drive-up or walk-up model of service with pre-packed foods to help them maintain social distancing as much as possible. Some are also going to smaller amounts of food, but allowing clients to visit weekly instead of monthly.
The University of Minnesota Extension is providing meal kits in Greater Minnesota to help serve vulnerable, isolated community members during the COVID-19 outbreak. Spokeswoman Kathy Draeger says the kits hold about 62 pounds of food, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items. Community groups and churches are paying the roughly $150 cost to put the kits together. Anyone interested in receiving the food is encouraged to call their local food shelf and ask about a 14-day meal kit.
AlbertvilleCoborn's offers daily exclusive senior shopping from 6:00-7:00 AM. Curbside pick-up for online orders. Call 763-497-0182 for more information.
Marketplace does not have exclusive hours for senior shopping, but 7:00-9:00 AM has not been too busy. The manager could deliver to those who are in dire need of assistance and do not have family/friends or transport. Call 320-274-3828 for more information.
BuffaloCub has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders every day from 6:00-7:00 AM. Call 763-682-0100 for more information.
Target has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 AM. Online shopping available for pick-up orders. Call 763-682-4996 for more information.
Walmart has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 AM, but also not as busy from 6:00-9:00 AM. Online ordering is limited. Call 763-682-2958 for more information.
Coborn's does not have exclusive hours for senior shopping, but 6:00-7:00 AM is the best time for elderly to shop. Curbside pick-up is with online ordering only. Call 320-558-2251 for more information.
Dan and Becky's Market is small enough to be able to regulate flow. They will bring groceries out to the car for seniors or vulnerable people if you call ahead. Call 320-286-3076 for more information.
Marketplace encourages seniors and those with health issues to come early to shop, but the store not closed to public. Call 320-286-6341 for more information. Cokato Lions will provide delivery services beginning 3/25. Call the grocery store number and order groceries, pay using credit card, and request delivery. Marketplace will contact the Lions to deliver. This is for anyone in the Dassel-Cokato area.
DelanoCoborn's has senior shopping from 6:00-7:00 AM. May use online ordering and pick-up option. Call 763-972-8380 for more information.
Howard Lake Foods does not have special hours for seniors. Call 320-543-2127 for more information.
Cub has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders every day from 6:00-7:00 AM. They deliver though insta-cart website. Call 763-271-6800 for more information.
Walmart has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 AM. The online pick-up orders are limited. Call 763-295-9800 for more information.
Marketplace does not have senior shopping hours, but earlier better. Business hours are 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. No delivery or curbside pick-up. Call 763-497-4393 for more information.
Target has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 AM. They have online pick-up for groceries. Call 763-252-1315 for more information.
Coborn's on Pine Cone Road has senior shopping from 6:00-7:00 AM. Some home delivery will be offered, visit shop.coborns.com or call 1-844-414-7467. There is a delivery fee and they will only deliver to Clearwater in Wright County. Call 320-258-4342 for more information.
Glenn's Super Value does not have senior shopping hours, but 7:00-9:00 AM is usually quieter. Call 320-485-2123 for more information.
Catholic Charities has cancelled congregate dining and are delivering frozen meals 2 weeks at a time. Please visit the Catholic Charities website or call 320-229-4584 for more information.
Meals on Wheels
Hunger Solutions is working on a map that shows all locations that will be providing free meals to out-of-school kids.
Download the "Free Meals for Kids" app on your phone to find locations that provide free meals. Kids up to the age of 18 can show up without prior sign-up for free meals.
MDH Behavioral Health Resources
Visit their Website.
Mental Health Crisis Line
MN Tobacco Helpline
MN Farm & Rural Helpline
National Suicide Hopeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255 (press 1 for Veterans)
Local Counseling & Psychiatric Services
Bridging Hope CounselingBuffalo & Rogers: 763-291-5505
Catholic Charities - Behavioral Health ClinicSt. Cloud: 320-650-1660
Center for Psychological ServicesSt. Cloud: 320-255-0343
Central MN Mental Health
Buffalo Campus: 763-682-4400
Monticello Campus: 763-295-4001
Elk River Campus: 763-441-3770
Elk River ACT: 763-224-3500
St. Cloud Campus: 320-252-5010
Waite Park Campus: 320-230-0611
Fairview Counseling Center
Elk River: 763-241-5870
Family Counseling Center
Granite City CounselingWaite Park: 320-257-1800
Health Partners Behavior HealthSartell: 320-253-6952
Lutheran Social ServicesSt. Cloud: 320-251-7700
Nystrom & Associates, LTD
Big Lake: 763-367-6080
St. Cloud: 320-251-7700
St. Cloud Hospital Behavior Health Clinic
St. Cloud: 320-229-4945
Solutions Behavior Healthcare Professionals
Sauk Centre: 320-351-4817
Waite Park: 320-281 5305
Solutions CounselingSt. Michael: 763-515-4563
Twin Cities Behavior Health, PCBuffalo: 952-831-3662
Village Family Service CenterSt. Cloud: 320-253-5930
Coborn's will deliver to assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and those who don't have transportation. They offer mail order as well. Curbside pick-up is for online orders only. Call 763-497-0182 for more information.
Thrifty White Drug delivers to Annandale residents with credit card information on file. They will also do mail order, but need a credit card on file. Needs to be paid for before it goes out the door. Call 320-274-3062 for more information.
Cub does not do delivery, but can do mail order. Call 763-682-5828 for more information.
CVS will deliver unless insurance doesn't cover it. They also offer mail order through their app. Call 763-682-5633 for more information.
Sterling Drug has delivery and mail order. Call 763-682-1911 for more information.
Target has curbside pick-up for online orders. Call 763-682-4996 for more information.
Walgreens has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00 AM. They do not have delivery, but you can use mail order after signing up. They have drive through pick-up. Call 763-682-6354 for more information.
Walmart does not have a delivery system, but do mail order over the phone. They also have curbside pick-up. Call 763-682-2963 for more information.
Coborn's does not have prescription delivery, but do have mail order. Call 320-558-2454 for more information.
Keaveny Drug offers delivery within town as well as mail order. Call 320-286-2380 for more information.
Coborn's offers delivery to Delano residents only. Mail order is another option that needs to be set-up ahead of time. Curbside pick-up is for online orders only. Call 763-972-8385 for more information.
CVS has free delivery and mail order at cvs.com. Call 763-972-3266 for more information.
Cub does not do delivery, but has mail order (for a limited time, can take credit cards over the phone and next day mail out). Call 763-270-7473 for more information.
CVS has delivery through the CVS app, no mail order. Call 763-271-1101 for more information.
Target has curbside pick-up for online orders only. Call 763-271-1100 for more information.
Walgreens has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00 AM. They have a delivery system with FedEx, but you need to sign-up ahead of time and use the Walgreens app. They also have a drive through pick up for pharmacy. Call 763-295-5890 for more information.
Walmart does not have a delivery system, but does have mail order. Call 763-295-9813 for more information.
CVS offers delivery for non-narcotic and non-refrigerated medications, but not Medicare B medications (nationwide). Mail order offered through app. Call 763-252-1316 for more information.
Walgreens has special shopping hours for seniors, healthcare workers, and first responders on Tuesdays from 8:00-9:00 AM. They have a delivery system with FedEx, but you need to sign-up ahead of time and use the Walgreens app. They also have a drive through pick up for pharmacy. Call 763-497-8503 for more information.
CVS will deliver if there is a credit card on file. Drive through pick-up is another option. Call 763-497-6632 for more information.
COVID-19 Guidance for Older AdultsVisit the CDC website.
Visit Minnesota's Area Agencies on Aging website.
Senior LinkAge (1-800-333-2433)
The Senior LinkAge will continue to be the resource to call during the COVID-19 emergency situation. They have suspended face-to-face assistance, but are fully functioning with telephone-based assistance. We can assist older adults and those providing services with alternative services if the current support network has changed. The Senior LinkAge Line team is also working closely with DHS to provide feedback on any areas in the state where more resources are needed.
Do you know an older adult who may be isolated during COVID-19?
The following programs are available to provide telephone reassurance and friendly visiting via phone to older adults. This is being partially funded through the Central MN Council on Aging’s Older Americans Act funding.
Park View Care Center763-682-1131
Senior Community Services
Wright County Community Action
Cities Edge Transport
Discover Ride/North Star Transit Corporation
Health Care Access/MA Transport
Trail Blazer Transportation
763-477-8596; can accommodate wheelchairs
952-442-7022; can accommodate wheelchairs; only Delano