Ramsey County Resources

Minnesota Department of Health

The Minnesota Department of Health is providing up-to-date information on recommendations and resources. For information visit www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/action.html

Nutrition Services (Food)

Free meals offered through St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS)

City of St. Paul Food Distribution – recreation and community center locations.


Metro Mobility customers can order groceries and household essentials online from a store that has online shipping and local pick up. Metro Mobility will pick up your order and deliver it to your house.

Provides nutritious delivery for older and disables adults who are homebound on a short-term or long-term basic. Service during COVID-19 include: Non-contact delivery, and an option to receive frozen meals weekly rather than daily.

YMCA/Loaves and Fishes – food available at the East Side YMCA

Additional Food Resources

East Side Learning Center launches mutual aid program

To-Go Lunches and Dinners: https://bit.ly/2ylM9iV

One stop sites for helpful COVID-19 Information


Mental Health Resources


Ramsey County residents who are experiencing stress and mental health symptoms as a result of COVID-19 are encouraged to call the county’s Crisis Team for support and resources. The county’s two crisis lines continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
– Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7878.Adult
– Mental Health Crisis Line: 651-266-7900.

Family Assistance


     https://thecrashcourse.com/ – geared more for high school’ers

East Side Learning Center mutual aid program

Housing Resources


Human Rights Resources and Assistance


Listed below are some community partners who offer services or resources related to community, advocacy, policy and accurate information surrounding immigration issues.

Virtual Learning


Free Online Subscriptions with activities for kids: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-ofeducation-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

Internet and Computers


The following links offer computers and internet service at discounted prices

EveryoneOn: https://www.everyoneon.org/?fbclid=IwAR2UDP8atoNcQdk0_E8GnABQko4nUUtZgoTC9CF18zWuVYR2zE5hdLwU1c

PCs for People: https://www.pcsforpeople.org/eligibility/

Minnesota Afterschool Advance – Discounted Chromebooks (75% off): https://mnafterschool.org/chromebooks

Minnesota Computers for Schools: http://mncfs.org/wpcontent/uploads/program_overview_application2019.pdf

Free WiFi in MINNEAPOLIS: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/wireless/index.htm

Get Connected: https://bit.ly/3b7i9o4

Affordable Internet & Computers – Internet Essentials through Comcast: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

Spectrum – Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

CenturyLink – 800-244-1111

For 60 days, no late fees, no disconnects for any business or residential service and no data limits.

Library Services


Ramsey County Library buildings are closed to the public. Curbside services are available at the following three locations:

Services are adhering to all public health guidelines to ensure the safety of the residents and staff. The following libraries ask that participants call ahead to schedule for a hold pickup. Pick up times are Monday- Thursday 10am-9pm Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

Financial Assistance


Twin Cities Area: 651-296-3644

Greater Minnesota: 1-877-898-9090

TTY – users: 1-866-814-1252

Community Fund is created to support those most vulnerable as we face this global crisis. Visit https://releasemn8.org/covid-19/ for more information and to qualify.

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities


If you are interested in volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following organizations have information on local and remote opportunities:


Reuse & Donation Opportunities

Below are some reuse opportunities to consider:

Arc’s Value Village


GreenDrop Charitable Donations

Goodwill – Easter Seals

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

The Salvation Army


Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Arc’s Value Village

GreenDrop Charitable Donations

Goodwill – Easter Seals

Joseph’s Coat

The Salvation Army


Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Antique Woodworks

Architectural Antiques

Art & Architecture

Bauer Brothers Salvage

Better Futures Minnesota

City Salvage

Guilded Salvage Antiques

Historic Stone Co.

Northwest Architectural Salvage

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore