Closure Resources

School Closure Resources for Families

School Closure Resources for Families

Minneapolis Public Schools works with partner organizations during school closures to help lessen the impact on families. 

Below are some resources for families during the current school closures. 

Meals and Snacks

The following sites will be serving free snacks and/or meals on Thursday, January 31. Days and times of service may vary.  Please contact sites in advance as quantities are limited. maintains a list of local food banks and meal sites (soup kitchens). Culturally specific organizations are included. Below are some local food banks with mid-week hours.  Please call sites in advance to ensure they are open and can accomodate your needs.

CAPI Food Shelf at Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55409  (612) 722-0122
Monday- 12:30-3:30pm; Tuesday & Wednesday-9am-3:30pm

NorthPoint Food Shelf
1315 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (612) 767-9500
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday- 9am-3pm; Wednesday-11am-6pm

Sharing & Caring Hands Food Shelf
525 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405  (612) 338-4640
Monday-Thursday 10-11:30am & 1:30-3pm

Little Kitchen Food Shelf -Grace Lutheran Church
1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 (612) 788-2444
Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:30pm; Wednesday & Friday10am-noon

Shelf of Hope -Episcopal Church of Gethsemane
905 4th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (612) 332-5407
Wednesday 10am-1pm

Morning Star Food Shelf
2229 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411 (612) 521-1148
Wednesday- 6-7pm & Sunday- noon-1pm

Programs and Activities

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 
Rec Centers will re-open on Thursday, January 31 at noon for free, drop-in activities.  For the most up-to-date information, visit:

Hennepin County Library
Libraries in Minneapolis are open during regularly scheduled hours. Find library locations and hours here .

Other needs

The City of Minneapolis has important info regarding rights for families whose employers are located within the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis’ Sick and Safe Time ordinance covers care of a family member during emergency closures of that family member’s place-of-care or school.

United Way 211 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. Assistance is available in all languages. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. United Way 211 can connect families with resources and information including food, warm winter clothes, and toys/gifts. Call 211 or 651.291.0211.

Hennepin County has a list of warming centers for residents. 

YouthlinkMN provides a warming space for youth ages 16-24 during cold spells. The warming station includes a hot meal, cots to sleep, and access to jackets, gloves, boots, hats and hand-warmers.

The Bridge for Youth is providing a warming station and overflow space for runaway and homeless youth in need.

MPS Family Resource Center provides school-based resources and social services for families and students at Minneapolis Public Schools. The Family Resource Center is available by appointments and by walk-ins. For more information and office hours call 612.668.4281.  Family Resource Center will be closed during school closures.