Want to respect social distancing and help at the shelter? We could use a few meals!

Don’t get us wrong, normally we would love to have you stop by, check us out, get a tour and talk with guests but part of our job at the shelters is to promote and facilitate public health and that means heeding Governor Walz’s call for social distancing. But we do need help with meals.

We invite you or your group to come in to prepare a meal and/or we welcome meals delivered. We plan for 80 plates. We have water and coffee; other drinks are welcome but not necessary. Paper plates and any necessary cutlery are appreciated but not necessary.

Come and cook

We have a commercial-grade kitchen. We would love to have you prepare a meal for our guests. We can help connect you with Second Harvest for access to free produce. We will work with you on balancing your help, camaraderie and social distancing. Just contact us.

Order some meals or drop some off

Here are some ideas if you want to drop off food or have something delivered. We love nutritious meals, but just as some days call for pizza at home  – we are happy for pizza here too.

  • Order pizzas
  • Pick up sandwiches
  • Pick up sandwich ingredients and soup for us to make on site
  • Pick up buckets of chicken and sides
  • Build a taco bar, sandwich bar, pasta bar
  • Pick up lasagnas for us to cook on site

Contact us for suggestions or with any questions. We have guests who work in restaurants and staff who can help with serving and end stage of preparation. Thank you!

Published by Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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