Community resources and donations

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The City of Minneapolis is humbled and very appreciative of the outpouring of support for our community. If you have something to share -- whether it be time, materials, or funds -- we will work to guide your kindness toward the right recipients.

How you can help

Share resources, accurate information, volunteer and donate. View resources and information in multiple languages. Topics include housing, health, food, internet, schools and child care, older adults, immigrants and refugees and more.

Learn about Community Support Resources

Donate homemade face masks for mask drive Mondays

Minneapolis residents can deliver homemade masks to your local fire station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday for Mask Drive Mondays. A big thank you to people who already donated 2,400 masks plus 100 more child-sized masks for the Memorial Day mask drive.

Remember to stay 6 feet away from others when dropping off your donation. Note: fire stations are not equipped to take any other donations at this time.

The City plans to distribute the donated masks throughout Minneapolis to residents, organizations and businesses that are most in need, including food shelves, congregate living facilities, small corner stores and shelters.

Find more information about masks

Be safe while on damaged property

If you are helping with clean-up efforts of damaged property, it is important that you do not enter any damaged buildings. This is very dangerous.

The City is blocking sidewalks to keep people away from damaged buildings and working with property owners to secure their properties and get emergency demolitions started as fast as possible.

Safety first

  • Do not enter a damaged and potentially unsafe building.
  • Report downed power lines or gas leaks to the utility company.
  • Ensure that the electricity is off if there is standing water or you suspect the electrical system has been compromised.
  • Alert the property owner and insurance company of what has occurred.

Donate to food shelves

If you’re moved to support your community by donating food, the best way to reach hungry people is through food shelves. And the best way to help food shelves is with monetary donations. The dollars go much further through their own purchases, it prevents food donations from spoiling, and it allows the food shelves to purchase specific items that are needed for the community.

Please note that Minneapolis Public Schools is not able to accept food donations or supplies at its food distribution sites or schools at this time.  

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Fill in the requested information and our teams will work on connecting your resources with people's needs. We will do our best to connect you with legitimate, safe, and appropriate entities. However, the City of Minneapolis cannot vet all entities and bears no liability or responsibility for them or the donor.

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