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 nonprofits and grocery stores who are delivering food to those who are not comfortable going out in public.
For a list of programs and restaurants offering free food to Minnesotans, click here.
Open Arms of Minnesota delivers a week’s worth of meals, free of charge, 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 delivers lunches to seniors who are isolated or practicing social distancing. They partner with south metro restaurants. If you know of a senior living in the south metro who would like a meal, email Kari at email@example.com.
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 delivers meals to doors.
Help At Your Door delivers groceries to seniors and individuals with disabilities in the seven-county Twin Cities metro.
Let’s Dish will ship homemade family meals to your door via UPS.
Reminder: it is best to order directly from a restaurant before you use a third party service like Bite Squad or Uber Eats.
Don’t forget about your locally owned pizza shop! Check out this list of the best pizzerias in Minnesota.
Walmart offers delivery services. It’s advised you check availability before you start placing your order.
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.