COVID-19: Resources for Households & Families

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COVID-19: Resources for Households & Families

During this unprecedented time, we recognize that many in the communities we serve could use a little extra help.

Midco has signed the FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge to ensure people don’t lose internet or telephone connectivity during this time. Please see our COVID-19 updates page for specific details.

We have also compiled the following list of local resources to help people in need during this time. This is not a complete list, and can change at any time. Note that we have not confirmed this information with the businesses/organizations listed, and please contact the individual businesses with questions or to confirm they’re still providing community support.


  • Ladybird Diner in Lawrence is offering free sack lunches for anyone in need.
  • Just Food in Lawrence providing drive-through food boxes
  • Rodrock Chiropractic in Lawrence and Baldwin City is distributing food while supplies last.
  • Mateo Chiropractic in Eudora is providing breakfast bags for kids while supplies last.
  • Homestead Kitchen and Bakery in Baldwin City is offering free breakfast and sack lunches for kids and seniors on weekdays.
  • Archibowls in Lawrence is offering a free hot meal at the takeout window for anyone in need.
  • The Lawrence Schools Foundation is offering a free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm on weekdays until March 27 at the following school sites.
    • Hillcrest Elementary
    • Kennedy Elementary
    • Schwegler Elementary
    • Billy Mills Middle School
    • Liberty Memorial Central Middle School


  • ISD 748 Food Service (Sartell-St. Stephen) is offering drive/walk/bike-through breakfast and lunch.
  • WJON has curated a list of local restaurants in central Minnesota providing meals for children.
  • Legends Sports Bar & Grill in Moorhead will be offering weekend lunch meals for kids in need available for pickup in South Moorhead

North Dakota

  • Free lunch for school-aged children at Maysa Arena in Minot
  • Magic City Hoagies in Minot is giving free meals to school-aged children.
  • Minot Public Schools is offering bagged lunch with breakfast to students and adults with disabilities from 11 am-1 pm at the following school sites:
    • Longfellow
    • Magic City Campus
    • Washington
    • Sunnside
    • Perkett
    • Roosevelt
  • Bismarck Public Schools is providing free meals for any child up to age 18 regardless of the school they attend. Pick up sites include:
    • Richholt
    • Grimstrud
    • Moses
    • Myhre
    • Will-Moore
    • Wachter
    • Bismarck High
    • Century High
    • South Central
    • Cenex gas station in Lincoln
  • Dickinson Public Schools will provide a grab-n-go lunch and breakfast for students at the following locations:
    • Dickinson Middle School
    • Heart River Elementary
    • Lincoln Elementary
  • Kittsona Boutique in Fargo and Grand Forks is offering free delivered lunches – contact via Facebook.
  • Fargo Public Schools is providing free meals to children during the school closure at the following pickup sites:
    • Ed Clapp Elementary
    • Madison Elementary
    • Jefferson Elementary
    • North High
    • South High
  • Grand Forks Public Schools is providing free meals to children during the school closure at the following pickup sites:
    • Ben Franklin Elementary
    • Century Elementary
    • J Nelson Kelly Elementary
    • Lake Agassiz Elementary
    • Phoenix Elmentary
    • Viking Elementary
    • Wilder elementary
    • Winship Elementary
    • Elroy Schroeder Middle School
    • Valley Middle School
    • Grand Forks Central
    • Red River High
  • Granite City Food & Brewery in Fargo is offering free lunches to kids from Minnesota or North Dakota.

South Dakota

  • The Helpline Center in Sioux Falls has compiled a list of community resources throughout the state. You can also call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 for information and referrals.
  • A coalition of Sioux Falls churches has launched to mobilize churches and community volunteers to help those stuck in quarantine and low income families during school closures.
  • Josiah’s Coffeehouse, Café & Bakery in Sioux Falls is providing a free lunch for children 12 and under.
  • The Barrel House in Sioux Falls is providing free lunch to students on weekdays between 11 am-6 pm.
  • The Dairy Queen in Pierre, in conjunction with First National Bank, is providing lunches for kids 12 & under from 11 am-2 pm.
  • kRav’N in Sioux Falls is providing free kids meals to school-aged children.
  • Open Heart UMC in Rapid City is providing sack lunches curbside at various churches throughout the city.