For senior citizens and those with compromised autoimmune systems, leaving home during the COVID-19 pandemic is out of the question. However, life must continue. Below is a guide showcasing non-profits, restaurants and grocery stores who are delivering food to those who cannot go out in public.
For a list of programs and restaurants offering free food to Minnesotans, click here.
- Open Arms of Minnesota is continuing to deliver a week’s worth meals to those with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and other life-threatening illnesses. They are looking for volunteers to deliver meals as their clients cannot leave their homes. You can also donate online.
- Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville is delivering lunches to seniors who are isolated or practicing social distancing. They are partnering with south metro restaurants, including VIVO Kitchen in Apple Valley. If you know of a senior living in the south metro who would like a meal, email Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Meals on Wheels, open to those recovering from surgery or illness, continues to deliver food around the metro. They ask for a modest contribution. They are also looking for on-call delivery drivers.
- Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is delivering meals to doors.
- Help At Your Door delivers groceries to seniors and individuals with disabilities in the seven-county Twin Cities metro.
- The restaurant Avocadish has made it a goal to deliver 10,000 meals to families in need. Their mission begins March 26. You can donate or sign up for meals online.
- Let’s Dish will ship homemade family meals to your door via UPS.
- Angelina’s Kitchen in Woodbury is delivering in parts of the east metro.
- Great Harvest Bread in Maple Grove offers home delivery to the elderly and those considered high risk.
- World Street Kitchen, located near Uptown Minneapolis, is waving delivery fees for orders over $25 when you order online or via their phone app.
- Thirsty Whale Bakery is delivering donuts and cupcakes to those in North and Northeast Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Park, Fridley and Crystal. A $5 delivery fee will apply.
- In South Saint Paul, Wellness Cafe is offering free delivery.
- Piada Italian Street Food is offering free delivery and is offering 20% off when you place an order of $40 or more. Use promo code PIADAFAM. Their open locations are in Eagan and Woodbury.
- In Sauk Rapids, Manea’s Meats will make bag lunches, which will be delivered by members of the Sauk Rapids Police Department. You must live within Sauk Rapids city limits. Orders must be placed online by 9:00 pm the night before delivery.
- In Le Center, Gracie’s With a Cup of Joe will deliver meals to kids and those unable to leave their homes in Le Center and rural areas, including Cleveland. Call (507) 357-4816 or (952) 564-4055.
- In Rochester, the Bleu Duck Kitchen will deliver within a 7 mile radius of their restaurant.
- Vendors from the Rochester Farmers Markets are delivering in the Rochester area. They are also taking pre-orders for pickup at upcoming markets.
- GrubHub has eliminated minimums for all restaurants.
- Bite Squad is delivering meals to those around Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Eden Prairie, Edina and Saint Louis Park.
- DoorDash is delivering restaurant menu items, as well as Uber Eats.
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- Instacart and Shipt are options to get groceries delivered to your home.
- Walmart offers delivery services. It’s advised you check availability before you start placing your order.
- Whole Foods offers free 2 hour grocery delivery for Amazon Prime members.
- Cub offers curbside pickup and delivery services. They also reserve the 6:00 – 7:00 am hour for those who are most at risk of COVID-19.
- Note: Kowalski’s Markets reserves the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 am for those who are higher risk of COVID-19.
- Note: Lunds and Byerlys reserves the 7:00 – 8:00 am hour for those who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Hy-Vee offers a home delivery service.