Support Our Nonprofits

How to Support Lake Street's Non-profits during COVID-19


The Covid-19 public health emergency is taking a toll on our local economy. While health and safety should be the top priority right now, we encourage you to think about ways to support Lake Street's small businesses and nonprofit organizations caring for vulnerable populations. We will continue to provide updates on how to support these businesses on this website and via all our social media channels. Get started by following @VisitLakeStreet on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Please consider donating to and/or volunteering with these Lake Street non-profits supporting vulnerable populations:

Food shelf open Wednesday-Thursday, 9am-3pm

Bilingual hotline available for help (651-379-4243)

Division of Indian Work
Food shelf open Monday-Wednesday, 12-3pm

Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (GMCC)
Running the Minnesota FoodShare spring campaign

Providing resources in Somali for community members

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Volunteers providing virtual visits to isolated elders

Longfellow Seward Healthy Seniors
Continuing some in-home health-related services

Direct outreach to people experiencing homelessness

Midtown Greenway Coalition
Caring for the Midtown Greenway so people can have a safe place for recreation and travel

Providing online discussions on a variety of topics. 

The Family Partnership
Most services, including counseling, available remotely.

Urban Ventures
Compiling many resources and sharing info via bilingual hotline (612-638-1000)

Volunteers of America
Offering confidential remote mental health services

Southside Harm Reduction
Providing safe use resources with extra precautions

First Nations Kitchen
Providing free organic indigenous meals to go on Sundays, 5:30-6:30pm

Allina Health / Abbott Northwestern
Collecting financial and equipment donations for healthcare workers on the frontlines

Du Nord Craft Spirits
Partnering to develop All Hands Sanitizer to create and share hand sanitizer

Friends of Midtown Global Market
Taking donations to offer Meals for Medics from Midtown Global Market vendors

Provision Community Restaurant
Offering pay-what-you-want packaged meals Monday-Friday, 5:30-6:30pm


Provision Community Restaurant
2940 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408