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COVID-19 Community Resources
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:25 PM

Community Resources Team

The Community Resources Team was created to provide food and resources to MPS families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please click on the following link. Anyone wishing to make a request for food or resources or make a donation (gift cards welcome), please click here. All requests are private and will not be shared with any other people or organizations. 

Minnesota Food Shelves

For more information about local food shelves, contact the Minnesota Food Help Line at 1.888.711.1151 between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. To find a local food shelf, click here.

Burroughs Community School Childcare Support

The following link is a resource for Burroughs families seeking childcare support in the coming weeks as well as those families able to provide childcare for other Burroughs. This childcare opportunity could be in addition to or an alternative to MPS services. 

Childcare for Emergency and Health Care Personnel

Per Governor Walz's order, MPS is providing childcare to health care workers and emergency responders who have children enrolled in an MPS school to ensure these critical jobs continue to function on behalf of the ill and vulnerable. Childcare is free for families with children ages 4 to 12, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm at designated locations. Please note that individuals will need to provide proof of their employment in the form of a letter from your employer or other worker identification. If you qualify as one of these people and need child care assistance, contact MPS via email or by phone at 612.806.1602.

Countering COVID-19 Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Click on the link for a helpful resource on how to speak with children about COVID-19 and the unfortunate stigma and racism that is occurring as a result. 

Free Temporary WiFi

The City of Minneapolis is providing free WiFi in Minneapolis for those who may need temporary internet access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this website for more information.

Additional Online Learning Resources

Members of the Burroughs Community have created a collaborative list of online resources for learning and virtual fields trip that may be used in addition to those recommended by MPS.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer to pack food at The Sheridan Story. Volunteering sessions are in accordance with the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC and have shifted to smaller groups to provide proper social distancing. For more information, click on the following link.
  • Make a financial contribution to Second Harvest Heartland. A tax-deductible gift of $50 can provide 150 meals for hungry families, children and seniors in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. 

Volunteer to deliver food for Metro Meals on Wheels in the Twin Cities. Click here for more information.