Resources

HOTLINE INFORMATION:


- 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

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  1. Food
  2. Mental Health
  3. Pharmacies
  4. Seniors
  5. Transportation
  6. Other

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 Markets

Farmers' 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.



Food Drops

Albertville


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 River

Ruby'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 info@rubysheart.org for more information.


Monticello


SHARE is cancelled for April. Call 763-295-5511 for more information. It is usually on the first Thursday of each month from 4:30-6:00 PM at the Monticello High School (5225 School Blvd).

Montrose

FE+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).

Rockford


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).

St. Michael


Produce & Bakery Distribution will do curbside pick-up. Call 763-497-5816 for more information. It is on the 2nd and 4th Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Alleluia Lutheran Church Office (403 Central Ave E).


Food Shelves

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. 

Grocery Stores


Albertville

Coborn'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.


Annandale

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.

Buffalo

Cub 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 AMOnline 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.


Clearwater

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.


Cokato

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.

Delano

Coborn'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

Howard Lake Foods does not have special hours for seniors. Call 320-543-2127 for more information.


Monticello

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.


St. Michael

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.

Otsego


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.

Sartell


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.


Winsted

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.


Meals on Wheels

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.


Out-of-School Children

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.