Community Resources

Community Resources

What follows are some resources for families and individuals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please know that we are doing our best to keep things up to date, however, this is a rapidly changing situation and we do not always know when something has changed. Please call the various resources listed or click on links where they are provided for the most up to date information. Feel free to contact us if you find that something on this list has changed. you will find contact information on the sidebar to the left.


Finding Food, Paying Housing, Bills or Other Essentials

The United Way

Available Supports

  • Potential to access alternative funding streams for people who have been denied for Emergency Assistance OR require more than the maximum amount available. (Eviction, Utility Disconnect, etc.)
  • Information and referrals for individuals with concerns about housing.
  • Information regarding housing resources/options available in South St. Louis County
  • General Community Resources (these change daily, so we will provide the most current, up to date information)
    • Food sites (Food shelf availability)
    • Medical supplies
    • Infant/Child needs (such as diapers, formula, etc)
    • MNsure Navigator availability
    • Shelter availability (Homeless and DV)
    • ARMHS referrals

St. Louis County Resources

MN Sure – Health Insurance

In response to the potential growth of Coronavirus, MNsure is offering a special enrollment period for eligible Minnesotans who do not have health insurance. Those who are eligible can enroll from March 23 through April 21.

Free assistance:

Call 651-539-2099


“Northlanders in Need of Help During Corona Crisis”

If You or A Family Member Get Sick

Essentia Health

St. Lukes


Food for Kids:

Available to students 12 and younger
Pre-determined menu for each day of the week

Canal Park Brewing
Curbside pickup 11:00am-2:00pm
Free lunches for kids
Any items from kids meal

Burrito Union
Curbside pickup 11:00am-1:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Free lunches for kids
Mac & Cheese, Orange & Cookie

Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery & Grille
Curbside pickup 11:00am-1:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Free lunches for kids
Mac & Cheese, Orange & Cookie

Boys & Girls Club of Duluth Lincoln Park Branch
2407 W Fourth St, Duluth
Dinners from 5:00-6:00pm starting Monday 3/23

Additional resources from the Boys and Girls Club: homework support, distance learning support, Google Hangouts to keep communication open with youth, library with over 400 books and games for grabs

Other Food Resources:

Ruby’s Pantry
Thursday, March 19
Coppertop Church
Drive through format
Beginning at 4:00pm

Damiano Center
Bagged meals in west parking lot for families
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Lunch 11:30-1:00pm
Monday – Thursday dinner 5pm

Chum Food Shelf
Visit Website for details:
(Locations and hours on the right hand side of page)
The downtown location will open on Friday at 10 a.m. and accept the first 50 people drive-up only.
This procedure will continue for Wed/Fridays.

Lakeside Location: closed

East and West locations: First 20 people, drive-up only. (days/times on website)

Our Savior’s Lutheran
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00am-1:45pm
First come first served (20 boxes available)

Downtown Food Shelf
Open Wednesdays & Fridays 10:00am-1:45pm
First come first served (50 boxes available)
Staff are not offering rides to any locations at this time

Vineyard Church on Arrowhead Road
Tuesdays 6-8pm
Saturdays 9:30-11:30
COVID Updated: Grab and Go style, no shopping.

Union Gospel Mission
Tues/Thurs, 12-12:30 curbside pick-up (meals)
Sun-Fri, 4:30-5:15 curbside pick-up (meals)

Positively 3rd Street Bakery
Grab bag: 2 loaves of bread, a pound of granola.


COVID-19 and Coping for Families

CDC’s guide to Stress and Coping During Covid 19/Coronavirus:

Helping Children Cope:


Domestic Violence Help

Safe Haven Shelter and Advocacy: 218-728-6481

Dabinoo ‘Igann Shelter and Advocacy 218-722-2247

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project: 218-722-2781

Day One: 1-866-223-1111


Mental Health Crisis Help

South St. Louis County: 218-623-1800

Birch Tree:

Crisis Text Line: Text “MN” to741741