Thank you for the many ways you continue to reach out, volunteer, donate and support the Foodshelf as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time has challenged all of us in unprecedented ways. To those in our community who are concerned about food scarcity, we are here for you! We are working with our food banks, community partners, other service providers and Hunger Solutions to ensure we are able to continue to be a food resource in our community.
On March 25, Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order for Minnesotans to “stay at home” to prevent further spread of the virus. Under its provisions, food banks and food shelves are classified as critical sector work. At this time, Joyce Uptown Foodshelf remains open, but our model and service hours have changed and will continue to evolve as needed to prioritize the health and safety of the communities we serve and the staff and volunteers who support them. Our goal is to remain a resource to our community during this crisis. Please check our webpage at joyceuptownfoodshelf.org regularly for updates. The safety and well-being of our participants, staff, and volunteers is our top priority as we work hard to continue to provide food support to our community. If you are in need of other food resources, please call the MN Food Help Line at 1-888-711-1151.
Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger in our state. We take action to assure food security for all Minnesotans by supporting programs and agencies that provide food to those in need, advancing sound public policy, and guiding grassroots advocacy.”