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- Free Meals for Kids Mobile App helps families and kids find free meals at schools and other sites across Minnesota during COVID-19. Information also available in Hmong, Oromo, Russian, Somali & Spanish.
- WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a supplemental food, nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies, and youth children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health continues to offer WIC services to eligible families with children up to age five. Call 651-266-1300 with questions or to schedule an appointment.
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. This program is formerly known as Food Stamps and helps stretch food budgets. It is not intended to meet all of your household’s food needs. Benefits may be used at many stores, farmers markets, and senior dining sites.
- Minnesota Food Helpline: 1-888-711-1151
- Food Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic – The Minnesota Department of Health has curated information about food safety, including guidance for food facility operators.
- Emergency Food Support – Locate a food shelf in your area.
- Ramsey County Food Resources – Many free meal and food assistance programs are available in Ramsey County. Use the County’s interactive map to find programs near you, including food shelves, community gardens, farmers markets, grocery stores, and delivery services.
- Salvation Army – Many locations provide food assistance. See specific locations for more details.
- White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
- Neighborhood House – The Wellstone Center Food Market provides emergency food bags. No ID is required and individuals from any zip code can visit.
- YMCA Essential Supply Drive – Community Response Hubs are serving the community by gathering the most critical supplies. Take what you need, leave what you can.
- City of St. Paul and Youthprise – Free suppers and snacks are available at recreation centers throughout St. Paul for youth 18 years of age and under through this partnership.