Partnering with City of Roseville to fill food gap

Over the weekend, we kicked off our partnership with the City of Roseville to provide children and families in the community with access to nutritious food during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is helping fill a food gap for residents who may not have access to food shelves or other food resources.

We have provided the city with an initial delivery of 330 food bags containing more than 1,260 meals. We will continue working with the city to replenish supplies and ensure we meet the community’s needs in the coming weeks.

City of Roseville partnership

The food is available to any Roseville resident or family who is struggling with food insecurity. Food may be picked up 24 hours a day, seven days a week, beginning Friday, April 17 from the vestibule at the Roseville Fire Station.

Access to the Fire Station is available from the parking lot at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Drive, near the corner of County Road C and Lexington Avenue.

The City of Roseville requests that residents practice social distancing when picking up food.

Food bags at the Roseville Fire Station

This is in addition to the food we are providing to our 31 partner districts in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and several charter/private schools. Since our coronavirus response began a month ago, we’ve provided over 500,000 meals to the community, quadrupling the amount of meals we were providing the month prior. At a new rate of 100,000 meals a week, this is our new reality as we continue fighting child hunger through this pandemic.

The need is bigger and very real. As we work with new partners like the City of Roseville we see how this health crisis is impacting more families’ ability to put food on the table.