Support and Resources

If you are not eligible for any of the resources listed here, contact the United Way 2-1-1 First Call for Help at 651-291-0211 or 1-800-543-7709 and ask for agencies helping with holiday assistance!

Ramsey County has put together an extensive list that can be used for winter and other seasons for basic needs and wellness resources. You can find that document here.

Shelter/Crisis Housing Resources

  • Dakota County: 651-319-2153
  • Hennepin County: 612-596-1300
  • Washington County: 651-430-6488
  • Ramsey County: multiple shelter options; contact 211 and ask for Ramsey County Adult shelter
  • Anoka County:763-568-7365

Ramsey County Warming Spaces
Call 651-266-1050 between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. or visit Ramsey County Winter Warming Spaces are open 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. through March and will provide seating, blankets, light snacks, hot beverages (coffee and cocoa), and warming supplies such as mittens and hats. There is a free shuttle service every night from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. to ensure transportation to and from Winter Warming Space locations.

Winter Warming Space Locations:
Saint Paul Opportunity Center at 422 Dorothy Day Place, St. Paul
Central Baptist Church at 420 N. Roy Street, St. Paul, for families and youth ages 14- 24

Food/Meal Resources

Today's Harvest

 Easter Lutheran

  • Free hot chef-cooked meals.
  • Monday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan

Friends in Need Food Shelf

  • Food assistance
  • Call 651-203-9033 to apply
  • Eligibility:
  • Must live in Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, and Grey Cloud Island.
  • You must bring your picture ID and current bill for proof of address.

Fare for All Express

  • $10-$30 Food Packs, available in November & December
  • Food is first come, first serve
  • Various locations
  • Check the schedule or call 763-450-3880 to find a sale in your area.

iHelp Market Square

  • Grocery assistance on a first come, first serve basis
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm
  • City of Reconciliation Church - 900 Dale St. N, St Paul, MN 55103
  • You will need to bring a picture ID, proof of each person shopping, and proof of ID for all children under 18 years old
  • Call 651-488-4463 to schedule an appointment

Meals on Wheels

  • Hot-prepared meals delivered to those in the metro area
  • Call 651-699-5404 and leave a message with name, address, # of people, and phone number

White Bear Lake Food Shelf

White Bear Lake Community Market

  • 2446 County Road F, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
  • In-person shopping Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 1-4 p.m.
  • All are welcome and NO APPOINTMENT is needed

Loaves and Fishes

  • Serving Hot Meals on various days every month
  • Multiple locations throughout Saint Paul, Minneapolis, & surrounding suburbs
  • Call 612-377-9810 for more information,

NEAR (North Suburban Emergency Assistance Response)

  • Northern Robbinsdale, Crystal, and New Hope (live between 42nd & 62nd Avenues North ONLY)
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas meals, monthly food supply
  • 5209 W. Broadway Ave., Crystal, MN 55429
  • Bring a photo ID and proof of residency
  • Call (763) 533-2836 to make an appointment and sign up,

Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)

  • Holiday food and typical food shelf items
  • 7051 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center 55429
  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Schedule an appointment by calling 763-566-9600

Agate Housing and Services (Formerly known as House of Charity)

  • Free daily meals
  • 740 E 17th St., Minneapolis
  • Public Meal Times
    • Monday-Friday
    • Breakfast: 8:00 am-9:00 am
    • Breakfast/Brunch: 9:30 am-10:00 am
    • Lunch: 11:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Call 612-204-8300 for any questions

Hugo Community Food Shelf

United Way

  •  Connects you with seasonal resources such as Thanksgiving meal baskets or Holiday toy programs.
  • Text STU211 to 898211 to find resources near you.

Winter Clothing Resources

Twin Cities Salvation Army locations are by appointment only. Call to make an appointment.

  • Anoka County
    • Phone: (763)755-6873
  • Dakota, Scott, and Carver County
    • Phone: (952)898-9367
  • Saint Paul Payne Avenue
    • Phone:(651)776-2653
  • Washington and Chisago County
    • Phone: (651)739-6288
  • Valley Outreach: Winter Outerwear
    • Location: 1911 Curve Crest Blvd. West Stillwater, Minnesota 55082
    • Call to schedule an appointment 651-430-2739

Miscellaneous Resources

HeatShare-Salvation Army

Energy Assistance Program

Neighbors Inc

  • South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Lilydale, and Sunfish Lake Residents ONLY
  • Emergency grants for individuals at risk of eviction, utility shut off, car repairs, medical payments, food shelf, “Love your Neighbor” Holiday Program
  • 222 Grand Ave. West, South Saint Paul, MN
  • Contact: 651-455-5000

Bridging - Furniture Bank (Referral Required)

  •  Provides furniture and household goods
  • 201 W 87th Street Bloomington, MN 55420 (952-888-1105)
  • 1633 Terrace Drive Roseville, MN 55113 (651-631-3255)
  • Home Page
  • How to Make an Appointment