Please be sure to sign up on https://dart-mn.communityos.org/ if you are:

  • Donor, wishing to offer goods;
  • Organization, looking for donation of goods;
  • Organization with volunteer opportunities;
  • Individual, offering to help;
  • Individual, seeking an opportunity

Opportunities

Second Harvest Food Bank is requesting volunteers for the repackaging of food boxes. They have established strong safety guidelines and are ready to work.  There is a signup on their website: https://www.2harvest.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Hennepin County is seeking volunteers to help with their non-congregate care shelters.  Unlike the traditional sheltering, Hennepin County is housing homeless individuals and families in hotels.  There is no contact made with the shelter residents except for brief contact between the volunteer in the hallway (masked) and the sheltered in their rooms (masked).  These are non-COVID19 clients.  If you can volunteer for a shift please contact Ryan Selock at: Ryan.Selock@hennepin.us

Volunteers Needed!
The American Red Cross has high-priority need for Blood Donor and Facility Screener Volunteers to continue delivering services to our communities. These volunteers welcome visitors to Red Cross facilities or blood drives and take their temperature before they enter. Visitors could include potential blood donors, clients, course participants, and Red Cross employees and volunteers. We can use your help right now! Click here to join

Needs

Masks are still needed. 

  • If you, or your organization can donate materials there are groups and individuals that are willing to make masks. 
  • If you, or your organization can make masks it will help.  There is still a shortage.

Large, refrigerated truck.

 It is needed for food transportation on one of our northern reservations.

Food Banks

 Channel One Food Bank ( Rochester, MN) - https://www.helpingfeedpeople.org/volunteer/

 The Food Group (New Hope, MN) - https://thefoodgroupmn.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 Great Plains Food Bank (Clay County, MN and North Dakota) – https://www.greatplainsfoodbank.org/getinvolved/volunteer/volunteer-overview.html

 North Central Food Bank (North Central MN, Grand Rapids) – https://secondharvestncfb.com/getinvolved/volunteer/

 North Country Food Bank (Northwestern Minnesota) – https://www.northcountryfoodbank.org/volunteer.html

 Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank (Brooklyn Park and Maplewood, MN) - https://www.2harvest.org/getinvolved/volunteer/

 Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank (Duluth, MN) -https://northernlakesfoodbank.org/getinvolved/volunteer/ 

Food Shelves

**If you reach out to any of these group, please cc or send a note to Valeria.Lindberg@state.mn.us. Valeria is tracking these food groups to make sure they are getting the volunteers they need. We appreciate all of you and all that you do!

 Northfield – Community Action Center of Northfield POC: Anika Rychner, rychner.anika@communityactioncenter.org, 507-664-3585

 Staples – Staples Area Food Shelf POC: Amy Leidenfrost, frankandamyl35@gmail.com, 218-894-1041

 Moorhead POC: Stacie Loegering, stacie@emergencyfoodpantry.com, 701-237-9337  Grygla – Grygla-Gatzke Food Shelf POC: Cheryl Sistad, gsistad@gvtel.com, 218-294-6223

 Fairmont – Salvation Army of Fairmont, 507-238-9797  Fairmont – Heavens Table Food Shelf, 507-238-5424




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