Food Resources

  • Food Assistance Programs – click here
  • Minnesota Food Helpline: 1-888-711-1151
  • Saint Paul Public Schools Meal Service During COVID-19 School Closure – click here
  • Minneapolis Public Schools Meal Pickup Sites and Updates
  • Food Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Minnesota Department of Health has curated information about food safety, including guidance for food facility operators.
  • WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a supplemental food, nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant women, new mothers, babies and young 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. Please call 651-266-1300 to apply for WIC.
  • Families can apply for cash emergency and food (SNAP) assistance at http://applymn.dhs.mn.gov. Before applying, you can see if you are eligible for ApplyMN programs at http://mn.bridgetobenefits.org.
  • Families in Minnesota will now be eligible to receive additional benefits to purchase food as part of the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program. Eligibility requirements:Families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 as of Sept. 1, 2019, who were receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits as of March 18, 2020.
    • Families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 as of Sept. 1, 2019, who were eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals during the school year, or enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision school.
    • These families will need to submit an online application through the Code For America portal. This portal will go live on June 8, 2020. Families will have until June 30, 2020, to complete an online application.