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Resources for Hunger Relief Organizations

man holding a box of foodAll Minnesotans deserve access to food, and many face new barriers as a result of COVID-19 impacts. These resources are intended to help hunger relief groups serve Minnesotans safely. Additional information and resources for people with food needs are available through the Minnesota Department of Human Services.



Food banks, food shelves, transportation, and other support partners may experience financial strain as the demand for low-cost and donated food increases. 



People can still safely volunteer. 

  • For information on volunteer safety in food shelves, view this guidance.
  • For information on how to get more volunteer help, contact the State Emergency Operations Center Hotline at 651-297-1304.



  • If you need help identifying transportation for meal deliveries or other related needs,  Minnesota Department of Transportation can help connect you to resources. Please contact the Office of Transit and Active Transportation by emailing  
  • Many Community Action Agencies operate transportation programs – visit the Minnesota Community Action Partnership to find your local CAA and reach out to see if there are ways to form partnerships. 


Stay Connected 

To sign-up for email updates, visit the DHS subscriptions website and subscribe to “COVID-19 Food Security Working Group - Hunger Relief Partners”  


Data & Demand

During this time many people do not have the access they need to safe, affordable, healthy food. View the COVID-19 Response Dashboard to see how Minnesotans experience food insecurity on a day-to-day basis. 


School Nutrition Programs

Access additional school nutrition program information and COVID-19 resources specific to school nutrition, with additional school nutrition program information and COVID-19 resources

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