Homeless Service Provider & Food Shelf COVID-19 Resources

At Open Your Heart, we are grateful to our Minnesota emergency shelter and food shelf employees and volunteers who are working tirelessly, and at the risk of their own health, to ensure that our most vulnerable populations are not forgotten during this crisis. The following resources have been collected from multiple channels in an effort to help alleviate some stress to these agencies as they search for much needed resources. It is by no means an exhaustive list and OYH will continue to update as frequently as possible. Please contact us at [email protected] if you know of additional resources that should be included.

Funding Resources

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development — Emergency Loans

Minnesota Department of Health — COVID-19 Health Care Response Grant

Minnesota Council on Foundations and Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation — Disaster Recovery Fund

City of Minneapolis — COVID-19 Emergency Mental Health Fund

City of Saint Paul — Saint Paul Bridge Fund

City of Rochester — Emergency Economic Development Loans

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation — COVID-19 Northeast Minnesota Response Fund

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN COVID-19 Response Fund

CenterPoint Energy COVID-19 Relief Fund

Constellation Fund

Otto Bremer Trust

Emergency Services Program (ESP) Funding

Minnesota Food Shelf Program (MFSP) COVID-19 Food Shelf Funding

Hennepin County Business Recycling Grants

Bush Foundation

Homeless Service Providers and Food Shelf Resources:

Minnesota Housing’s eNews

Minnesota Heading Home Alliance COVID-19 Response and Resources for Homeless Service Providers

Symptom Alert System for Shelters (SASS)

Coronavirus and Homelessness

Homelessness & COVID-19: Considerations and Action Steps

Community Survey: Protecting People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

Using Medicaid Waivers to Improve Access to Care for People Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19

2nd Harvest Heartland

2nd Harvest Heartland Resources for Food Shelves

COVID-19 Information for Food Shelves

Protective Products

Everything Branded

Custom Earth Promos

US Imprints

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