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School & Summer Strong: Basic Needs

School & Summer Strong: Basic Needs

There are many resources to help families find access to basic needs such as food, clothing, meals and shelter.

  • School-based clinics are affordable options that allow students to be seen during the day in school so parents don’t have to take time off from work.
  • United Way 2-1-1 - Dial 211 for information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more. It's free, confidential and available 24/7. Cell phone users can call 651.291.0211. Multilingual access available for over 100 languages, including Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Russian.
  • Minneapolis 311 - is an online resource for city services such as public safety, employment, utilities, housing, streets, parking and more.
  • MPS Nutrition Services Summer Food program - The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast.

Walk-in assistance is available from MPS at the following locations:

  • The Davis Center
    1250 West Broadway Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN  55411
  • New Families Center
    3345 Chicago Ave. S
    Minneapolis, MN 55407
  • Family Resource Center 
    1100 Andersen Lane
    Minneapolis MN 55407