Here are ways to help or to get help and information

Volunteers clean up streets.
Volunteers gathered in Minneapolis Saturday morning, cleaning up the city's protest-worn streets, May 30, 2020. (Parker Yesko for MPR News)

Minneapolis-St. Paul and surrounding areas have been greatly affected by closures and damage following the reaction to the killing of George Floyd. There are many ways to help, and places to get help. We are working to provide updated information to you here.

Donation and Distribution Sites

Interactive map of sites in the Twin Cities taking donations and providing aid – find a location near you where you can donate or where you can receive assistance

Minneapolis Public Schools: Food for Children During Closure – Weekly food boxes are available for pickup Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday Food Distribution at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church &– 6/5, 6/12, 6/19 at 10 a.m.; pre-packaged food boxes to our neighbors in need, no questions asked. The boxes are meant to feed a family of four for up to three days.
To pick up food: Drive to the back of the church (31st Ave.). Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from our volunteers and other people.

North Point Health and Wellness Center Food Shelf 1835 Penn Avenue North Minneapolis – Monday to Wednesday, distribution 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; donations accepted Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donate food and goods: Our most needed items include canned tuna or other meat, peanut butter, beans, oatmeal and whole grain cereals, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, and other toiletries.

The Coven, 30 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401 – Items needed: Toys, Allergy Medications, Water (big cases), Strurdy Resuable Bags, Cleaning Supplies, Diapers (all sizes), Children's Medicine, Hair care items for everyone, Baby Formula, Laundry Detergent, Canned fruits/vegetables, Bread, Flour, Sugar, Rice, Beans, Toilet Paper. Distribution: Drivers needed 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, (till 7:30 p.m.). Not yet accepting physical donations, in search of 2-3 iPads for organization purposes.

YWCA Midtown – 2121 East Lake Street, Minneapolis: collecting donations every Tuesday and Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. List of donations needs on website. Pick-up every Wednesday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Justice Frontline Aid Crew (also on Facebook) – Justice Frontline Aid Crew is a group of concerned citizens working to provide aid and to assist in treating minor wounds sustained during the protests. Accepting financial donations through PayPal at justicefrontlineaidcrew@Gmail.com and physical donations on Friday, June 5, at Modist Brewing.

Modist Brewing – accepting various donations; check the link for the latest updates.

Sanctuary Covenant Church – 2018 Aldrich Ave. N, Minneapolis, 12–2PM, June 2–4, Donation Drop Off, see list

Urban Roots — 463 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. through June 4, needs diapers (all sizes), baby formula, toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, household cleaners, laundry detergent. Food needs: non-perishables, eggs, milk (cow & non-dairy), water.

Shega Foods — 2111 East Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (June 3), needs include high priority: toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, baby formula, hand sanitizer; accepting: non-perishables, water, household cleaning supplies, hygiene items.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E 31st St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. 6/4-6/5 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Donations: High Priority: Ice, Bottled Water, Gatorade, Detergent, Cooking Oil; Accepting: Baby wipes, Baby formula, Cooking oil, Laundry detergent, Dish soap, Body soap, Hand soap, Toilet paper, Paper towels, Maxi Pads, Bottled water. Distribution: Yes, 7-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m., just show up.

Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E 32nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55406. 6/4-6/5 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed 6/6-6/8. Donations: High Priority: Cooking oil, Detergent, Toothpaste/brushes, Size 5/6 diapers, Formula (especially blue Similac), Dog & cat food, litter, Dish soap, Flour, sugar, Juice, Shampoo, White rice. Distribution: No help needed at this time.

Loaves & Fishes is offering free to-go meals Monday through Friday at Hennepin Elementary School (2123 Clinton Ave S. in Whittier) from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. To donate food products, contact Kiley M. Benson, Loaves & Fishes Director of Operations, at 612-377-9810 (Main Office), 612-326-3668 (Direct), or 763-354-9617 (Cell). [per Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender]

Provision Community Restaurant is offering free, pre-packaged meals for pick-up at the Provision Lobby between 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 2940 Harriet Ave S. [per Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender]

Fallout Arts Initiative is providing free to-go meals at 2609 Stevens Ave on the following schedule:
LUNCH: Monday-Saturday from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
DINNER: Monday-Friday from 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
FOOD SHELF: Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
[per Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender]

Wedge Neighborhood Food Share: This is a project to share free healthy food to neighbors in need being sponsored by Wedge Neighbors and in partnership with Loaves & Fishes and the Wedge Community Co-op. Reserve groceries by noon on Friday, June 12th. We will be sharing two bags per community member: one bag of fruits/vegetables and the other is non-perishable staples. Each bag has handles and weighs 8 lbs. so you can pick-up and carry home. If you can't pick-up on Saturday, deliveries can be arranged.Due to Covid-19, we cannot take walk-up requests. Thanks to our project partners: Loaves & Fishes, Wedge Community Co-op and Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association. Pick up Reserved Bags Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Mueller Park. Call or e-mail to reserve your groceries: 612-807-9080 FoodShare@thewedge.org. [per Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender]

Fundraising Efforts

George Floyd Memorial Fund – the official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family, this fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the Floyd family in the days to come as they continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.

Minnesota Freedom Fund – Community-based nonprofit that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality.

Black Visions Collective – A black, trans and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.

Reclaim The Block – Coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Campaign Zero – Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

Pimento Relief Fund – Providing black-owned businesses without insurance relief from damages done.

Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund – Du Nord Craft Spirits is a Black-owned distillery that was damaged. Now raising funds to support other black and brown companies affected.

Little Earth Residents Association – Food and safety for residents of Little Earth of United Tribes.

West Broadway Business and Area Coalition – To support Northside businesses that have been impacted.

Lake Street Council – Direct support to small business and nonprofits to rebuild and reopen.

Al Maa'uun – Providing critical needs in George Floyd's neighborhood and across Minneapolis.

TC Care Collective – South Minneapolis-based easy access childcare by and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and queer organizers and families.

Hamline Midway Coalition – An initiative of Neighbors United Funding Collaborative serving Midway and Union park small businesses in need.

Minnesota Healing Justice Network – "We provide a supportive professional community and mutual aid network for wellness and healing justice practitioners who also identify as IBPOC (indigenous, black, or people of color)."

Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization – Community driven organization for those who live and work in the Central neighborhood

Headwaters Foundation – Amplify the power of power of community

Clothing Drives

Mortimers: 2001 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis. June 4-5, 2-10 p.m. Looking for laundered clothes for all people, children included. Requesting clothes are in decent, lightly worn condition. Also looking for new underwear and socks with tags on.

Ivy Arts Building: 2637 27th Ave S., Minneapolis. June 6-7. Looking for laundered clothes for all people, children included. Requesting clothes are in decent, lightly worn condition. Also looking for new underwear and socks with tags on.

Transportation

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Other resources

Interactive Map of Food Access in Ramsey County: Where to find free meals, open stores and more in Ramsey County.

Sheraton Hotel: Volunteer and Supply needs for Sheraton Hotel, where volunteers have taken over in partnership with the hotel to provide safe shelter/care/food for unsheltered people.

Shay Cares: Coordinating meals and masks for volunteers at the pop-up food bank on Central and Lexington.