Residents across Minnesota can call 211, text your zip code to 898211 or visit our website and chat at www.211unitedway.org. For information and updates specific to coronavirus, you can text MNCOVID to 898211.
As you learn of local testing sites, food distribution sites for kids home from school or other active response measures in your area, please share with 211 staff via our contact form
There are several ways you can donate! Please consider donating to our local United Way to help support our 17 partner agencies and the critical work they are doing during this difficult time. Visit www.uwwce.org to donate
COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the St. Croix Valley is launching a second wave of grantmaking on August 19. The fund will grant an additional $600,000 (approximate) to nonprofits focused on housing, utilities, and transportation and serving Chisago and Washington counties (Minnesota) and Burnett, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties (Wisconsin).
Eligible organizations should submit an online application form at https://www.scvfoundation.org/covid-19; applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 18. Grants from the Response Fund will be recommended by an advisory committee appointed by the SCVF, UWSCV and UWWCE. These appointees could include staff, board members, affiliated community foundation board members and/or other community partners of the SCVF, UWSCV and UWWCE. Notifications will be sent in early October.
You can pre-order your meals for curbside pick-up at 9:30 -10 a.m. too. Here’s the link http://www.ourcommunitykitchen.org/Menu.html
Our building and services are closed to the public, however our help line and emails are continuing to be monitored and responded to. We invite folks to continue to call 651.762.9124 and leave a message to let us know what your needs are. Based on this, we will make plans to continue to serve our neighbors in need. Shelter and rental assistance will continue to be offered, however we are not receiving any new shelter intakes at this time
Services that remain open include:
Food provided through drive up service model, with no appointment needed, during regular walk in hours.
For resource assistance, financial assistance or for any other service-related needs, call main line (651-430-2739)
Beginning Wednesday, July 22 we’ll start accepting clothing and food donations every Monday and Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. For the safety of everyone involved, it will be a no-contact, drive-up donation model.
Please visit valleyoutreachmn.org for general information and ways to help
*Valley Outreach is offering Free Food Drive-Thru on 8/24, 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, and 9,28. For more information click here.
Additional Food Resources
For direct information from the Minnesota Department of Health click here
For direct information regarding Minnesota Unemployement click here
We are here to support you and our community!