COVID-19 Resources

Please visit the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation Summary page for up-to-date information regarding coronavirus and the response in Anoka County.

Anoka County SHIP has compiled a variety of resources to support the community during this time. Resources are organized by topic below and include food access, physical activity, tobacco cessation, mental well-being, and violence prevention. There are also resources specific to youth/families, seniors, food shelves, schools, and workplaces. We will be updating this resource list regularly.

  1. Food Resources for Residents
  2. Physical Activity
  3. Mental Well-Being
  4. Domestic Violence & Violence Prevention
  5. Resources for Youth/Families
  6. Resources for Seniors
  7. Resources for Tobacco Users & Lung Health
  8. Resources for Food Shelves
  9. Resources for Schools
  10. Resources for Workplaces

Anoka County Food Resource Guide

Hunger Solutions MN

  • Minnesota Food HelpLine: 1-888-711-1151
    • Callers can speak directly with someone to receive individualized food resources and support applying for services such as SNAP and WIC.

Minnesota Department of Human Services: Food Support Assistance Website

  • The Department of Human Services has created a new website to offer resources to find emergency food support and apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
  • In addition, there are links to local food shelves and other state/federal assistance.

Free Meals for Kids During COVID-19 Closings

  • The "Free Meals for Kids" app can be downloaded for free here, the Apple App Store, or Google Play.
  • Hunger Solutions is also maintaining a map of locations offering free meals for kids.

Free Food Distribution at Select YMCA Locations

  • The YMCA is partnering with Loaves & Fishes and UnitedHealth Group to serve free healthy meals to families in need at select YMCA locations.
  • Meals are served Noon - 2:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Anoka County Locations: Andover Community Center YMCA and Emma B. Howe Northtown YMCA (Coon Rapids). 
  • View other locations and more information via link above.

Food Shelves in Anoka County

  • Please call ahead to confirm the food shelf is still providing services and to check changes in the schedule or distribution procedures. Hours and offerings are subject to change.

Meals on Wheels in Anoka County

  • Call to see if you are eligible and to set up a drop-off time.

Metro Mobility and Transit Link are offering grocery delivery or delivery from food shelves for existing/certified clients.

  • Call Transit Link at 651-602-5465 or Metro Mobility at 651-602-1111
  • For details and more information, please visit the Transit Link or Anoka County Transit page.
  • The four-bag limit remains in effect and a photo ID will be required at drop-off.