Coronavirus Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased child food insecurity in our community considerably.
Since March, our network has responded by providing over 2.5 million meals. We have adapted our food distribution methods based on the learning models implemented by our school partners and have added new sites, providing over 200,000 meals a month across 33 school districts in Minnesota. Our meal bags are also available at YMCA locations across the Twin Cities, and we continue to work with other partners to make food available at libraries, parks, community buildings, workshop centers, and fire stations.
Child food insecurity is expected to stay at a 50% increased level through December – one of the highest rates for child hunger in Minnesota in decades. To keep up with the rising food gaps, we need to raise more funds so that every child has every meal.
This is an uncertain time for all of us, but we want to ensure that kids are not uncertain about where their next meal is coming from.
We invite you to join us in this our fight against child hunger during this historic pandemic.

Our community and organization’s strongest asset is our ability to work together to serve the children. We continue to do everything we can to get food to the kids that need it the most. Thank you for your partnership now and always.”

Rob Williams, Executive Director



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You can help by spreading the word to your networks. You can share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn; create a fundraiser on Facebook or create your own fundraising page; support organizations and businesses who are supporting our mission; or any other way you’d like to share our efforts with your family, friends and colleagues.


We are continuously evaluating our volunteer events based on the current situation to maintain the health and safety of our volunteers and staff and are starting to open some volunteer events to the public. Sign up to volunteer here.


Our commitment to children Dig deeper on the increasingly significant need to serve children facing food insecurity and the unprecedented approach we are taking to fight for them.

Ensuring the health and safety of our network Stay up to date on the measures we’re taking to maintain the well-being of everyone involved in supporting our mission of fighting child hunger.

Frequently Asked Questions Read through our evolving list of  frequently asked questions as the coronavirus’s impact on children and families facing food insecurity evolves.


Please contact us at info@everymeal.org or 612-568-4003.