“We are not all in the same boat. We are all in the same storm.”

                                                                      - Damian Barr

Below is a list of resources available to help Minnesotans during these difficult times. This list in not exhaustive so if there are any helpful resources you know of that are not listed here please contact me and let me know.

If you are looking for a way to help others you can contribute time or resources to any one of the number of non-profit and religious organizations that are stepping up to help us all take care of each other during this time.


Mental Health Resources

Minnesota Mental Health Support and Fast Tracker connect to an array of resources

and free mental health hotlines to support mental wellbeing during COVID

COVID CARES Support Services for Minnesota health care workers, first responders

and essential personnel


Food and Goods Delivery and Assistance

Metro Mobility provides grocery and goods delivery free of delivery service charge.

For free-of-charge grocery and goods delivery service for EBT orders, try Help at Your Door.


Meals on Wheels


NAPS - Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors

Hunger Solutions – free meals for children during COVID-19 closings

Loaves and Fishes – free meals for children


Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf


Free, fresh curbside meal pick-ups at Eastern Twin Cities Islamic Center.


2-week Menu Planner and Shopping List – Guide to shop and prepare 2 weeks’ of meals on a budget.



Small Businesses

East Side Area Business Association (ESABA) is committed to being an organization

that provides meaningful connections to our diverse business community.


Many local businesses, especially restaurants, are keeping afloat through food delivery

and take-out. Here is some helpful information about food safety for delivery and pick-up services and signage for restaurants.

Employers who have questions about employees safely returning to work.


Washington County has consolidated helpful information for businesses operating in the area.