VEAP offers a variety of programs from social services, housing stability, transportation assistance. and food at no charge. They have a focus on helping the undocumented community and seniors, but anyone can apply for help. https://veap.org/get-help/
Community Aid Network Minnesota
CANMN is located in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis offering supplies and food at no cost, no matter their location or income-level. Delivery or pick-up available, no identification needed. https://www.canmn.org/
Free meal boxes are now available at 29 school sites. All families are invited to participate in this free program and do not have to have a student in Minneapolis Public Schools. Families can pick up one box per child per week. Most sites will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with some sites open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Minneapolis Public Schools website for more information.
Loaves & Fishes
Loaves & Fishes is offering free to-go meals Monday through Friday at Hennepin Elementary School (2123 Clinton Ave S in Whittier) from 5:30--6:30 pm. To donate food products, contact Kiley M. Benson, Loaves & Fishes Director of Operations, at 612-377-9810 (Main Office), 612-326-3668 (Direct), or 763-354-9617 (Cell).
Help for Older Adults
The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging put together a list of community-based services and resources for older adults and their caregivers to support daily living needs and safety at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find more information here, or if you need additional assistance, you can call the Senior LinkAge Line – a free statewide help line for seniors and caregivers – at 1-800-333-2433.
Meals on Wheels
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels is now providing seven free meals per week to anyone age 50 or older experiencing difficulty in getting food. These freshly prepared, ready-to-eat meals are delivered to participants' doorsteps. This program is designed to serve individuals who are unable to pay full price for meals and do not qualify for other government programs that offset the cost of home-delivered meals. Visit online for more information and sign up.
If you’ve been impacted by COVID-19, get help with: Clothing, financial assistance, groceries, medical care and equipment, or medication, call the resource helpline: 612-348-3000. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – 7 days/week, help is available in different languages: English, Hmong, Oromo, Russian, Somali, and Spanish.
Khidma is a new organization serving primarily Muslim residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, and Anoka Counties with FREE delivery of meals, basic essentials kits, grocery and pharmacy runs, and other concerns such a social isolation. Donate, volunteer, or request their services for you or your neighbor, including personal iftar provisions during Ramadan. https://www.khidma.org/
MNsure Application Assistance
CAP-HC's Navigators offer in-person application assistance with MNsure to determine eligibility for Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Tax Credits, and Qualified Health Care Plans. To make an appointment, call 952-695-1367.
Child Care Assistance from Hennepin County
The child care assistance program helps families pay for child care so parents can work, look for a job or attend school. The program is available for children younger than 13 and for children with special needs who are younger than 15. They pay part of the child care cost, a bi-weekly co-pay, based on income and the size of the family. Call for more information or visit website 612-348-5937 https://www.hennepin.us/residents/human-services/child-care-assistance
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
The program provides information and case management to veterans and their families to obtain housing stability, basic needs, and self-sufficiency. For more information, call 952-697-1306.
Whittier Alliance 10 East 25th Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404