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Community Resources

Resources:

Southwest Health and Human Services

Yellow Medicine Family Services

Minnesota Department of Health

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

 

Local Red Cross Blood Drives
Find a blood drive near you

 

Local Food Shelves - Donations Accepted

Cottonwood Food Pantry –507-423-5100

Granite Falls Food Shelf –320-564-2211

Marshall – Kitchen Table Food Shelf – 507-537-1416

 

Southwest Health and Human Services: Call SWHHS in your area or visit swmhhs.com for assistance.

Yellow Medicine County Senior Meal Program: Prairie Five Community Action Partnership congregate meal sites are closed. They are delivering frozen and shelf stable meals. 320-269-9009

  • Download the Free Meals for Kids app provided by Hunger Impact Partners to your phone or device. 
  • Call the 211 Hotline. From a cell phone – Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211, Greater Minnesota: 1-800-543-7709, TTY: 651-291-8440.
  • Call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 1-888-711-1151, available from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Central Time. 
  • Text "Food" to 877-877. Spanish speakers, text "comida" to 877-877. 

Energy Assistance Program (EAP) facts

  • Renters & homeowners are eligible.
  • Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.
  • Grants range from $300 to $1,600, based on household size, income, and fuel cost.
  • The average grant is about $550.
  • In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to:

-        Help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery.

-        Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced.

How to apply for EAP

  • Households contact their local EAP service provider to apply for EAP.
  • Households find their EAP provider:

-        By calling 1-800-657-3710 & entering their zip code, or

-        On this list of service providers by county or tribe at https://mn.gov/commerce/consumers/consumer-assistance/energy-assistance/eap-provider.jsp.

  • 29 local EAP service providers including Community Action Programs, counties, tribal governments and non-profits serve all areas of the state.
  • Find general EAP information at https://mn.gov/commerce/eap.jsp .
  • EAP flyers on the web: