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Resources for Families
Posted on 03/18/2020
(This list was updated on 3/18/2020 at 3:10 p.m.)

Robbinsdale Area Schools Resources
Click here to view our Distance Learning Resources for families.

Click here to view our Nutrition Services Resources for families.

Click here to view our Childcare for Healthcare and Emergency Workers.

Click here to view our mental health resources.



If you have additional questions about COVID-19 in Minnesota, you may contact the MDH hotline at 651-201-5414.



List of restaurants and eateries offering meals for youth during school closures

PRISM: 1220 Zane Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422 Visit: https://www.prismmpls.org/

MN Food Helpline: visit https://www.hungersolutions.org/programs or call 888-711-1151.

Que Viet: 2211 Johnson St NE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418-3905 - starting 3/18 free fried rice.

Piada Italian Street Food: Click here to learn more about free meals 3/16/20-4/0/201 (10:45am-1pm).

Maya Cuisine: 1840 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 free lunch meal for kids.

Lucky Cricket 1607 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416 free meal for kids under 12.

Bacon Social House: 700 S 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 all 3 locations free kids meal with purchase of an entree.

Frankies: 3556 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427 free bag lunches to go.

Hopkins Public Schools Food Truck: 1001 Hwy 7, Hopkins, Eisenhower Elementary parking lot, 3/16-3/17, bagged food donations (11am-1pm)

Great Harvest: 13714 Grove Dr Maple Grove, Minnesota 55311 - free bread and goodies for families.

Granite City: 12459 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369 - free lunch for children.

Loaves & Fishes:  Free take out meal Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm United Methodist Church at 6122 42nd Ave N, Crystal



Food Banks and Food Resources
Find your local food bank here.

FARE FOR ALL: www.fareforall.org or 763-450-3880
Quality, affordable grocery packages, including meat and produce. Warehouse store in New Hope (8501 54th Ave N) is open every other Monday from 9:30am-7:00pm, accept cash, credit, debit, EBT cards. Open to everyone (No income requirement)

HUNGER SOLUTIONS/MINNESOTA FOOD HELPLINE: www.hungersolutions.org or 1-888-711-1151 or 651-486-9860 HelpLine Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Will assess the caller’s situation and provide solutions to their food needs.

PRISM: www.prismmpls.org or 763-529-1350
Social service agency that helps people meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. Call or check the website for hours. Serves residents in Golden Valley, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Crystal, Plymouth (East of 494)

NEAR: www.nearfoodshelf.org or 763-533-2836
Provides emergency food relief to residents of northern Robbinsdale, Crystal and New Hope who live between 42nd and 62nd Ave N. Call or check the website for hours.

CEAP: www.ceap.org or 763-566-9600
Provides food support, clothing and resource referrals. Call or check the website for hours. Serves residents in Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, East Champlin (East of Hwy 169)

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) 651-431-4050
Helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well balanced meals. The program provides support to help stretch your household food budget. Income requirements apply.



Internet access resources
Spectrum Internet: offer begins MONDAY 3/16/2020. If you are interested call 844-488-8395 (for k-12 and college aged individuals).

Xfinity Comcast: www.xfinity.com/wifi search for local hotspots in the area code you reside in; follow steps indicated on xfinity webpage, https://lifehacker.com/comcast-is-offering-60-days-of-free-internet-for-low-in-1842312439

Update: the following carriers have eliminated data caps for mobile devices, please verify with your carrier if unsure before using a mobile device to set a wifi hotspot (Comcast, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Cox, Verizon, etc.).


If broadband access is an issue, here are links to resources and options that may be available in your area.
-- Contact your local broadband provider(s): List of broadband providers by county (with contact information) found here. Or for help identifying providers in your area, please call:
- Minnesota Cable Communications Association: 651-493-0716
- Minnesota Telecom Alliance: 651-288-3723  Satellite Industry Association: 202-503-1560
- Wireless Infrastructure Association: 703-739-0300  WISPA (fixed wireless providers): 407-319-0062

Minnesota Office of Broadband Development:
- For assistance identifying broadband service options or connecting with broadband providers, please call 651-259-7610 or email Deed.broadband@state.mn.us
K12 Connect Forward Program 



Housing Resources
People Serving People (PPL) 614 3rd Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Phone: 612-332-4500.

Community Mediation & Restorative Services, INC. Phone: 763-561-0033 Espanol: 612-629-6058. Email: staff@cmrsmn.org. Webpage link: https://smrsmn.org/ (Foreclosure prevention and support).

Youth Services Network: https://ysnmn.org/
Online resource of services for homeless youth including available shelters, drop in centers and medical care, etc.

Youth Resource Line: 763-493-3052 - operates from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm daily - For any youth that is homeless or is at risk of homelessness. Youth can leave a message and a outreach worker will contact them to assess needs and connect youth to needed resources.



Other Important Links

Minnesota State Hotline for School & Childcare Phone: 651-297-1304.

BRIDGE TO BENEFITS: http://mn.bridgetobenefits.org
By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to see if you are eligible for public work support programs. Also find the nearest food shelf by entering your zip code.

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF HENNEPIN COUNTY: www.caphennepin.org or 952-933-9639
Provides services to individuals through outreach; energy assistance programs, housing, food support, free tax assistance, legal services, employment counseling, and financial counseling. The Community Resource tab has a guide to other resources.
WIC (Women Infants and Children): https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/wic/ppthome.html
612-348-6100 Hennepin County WIC office
Helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Provides nutrition education and counseling, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services. Income requirements apply.