COVID-19: Mission Services & Announcements

This page contains up-to-date information about how COVID-19 is impacting Mission services. Every effort is being made to facilitate social distancing, adhere to CDC guidelines, and protect clients/staff/community members. We will strive to continue providing services to individuals and families in need.

Food Assistance

Community meals & food boxes are still available. Lunch is served daily at noon, dinner at 5 PM. Until further notice, community meals will be packed to-go and eaten off-site. Please go to the Mission's front office to request a meal. Thank you for your understanding.

Food boxes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you would like to pick up a food box, please follow these instructions:

  1. Call before 10 am on the day you would like to pick up your food box: (701) 772-6600 ext. 206. Please leave your first and last name and your phone number. Limit one food box per month per household.
  2. You will be able to pick up your food box at the Mission from 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM on the day that you call. You will need to bring a photo I.D. with you.

Until further notice, food boxes will be prepackaged and picked up at the alley door. Please go to the alley door when you arrive to pick up.

If you are unable to pick up on Tuesday or Thursday, or are home-bound and need assistance getting a food box, please call (701) 772-6600 ext. 200.

Thank you to all our generous donors who helped us continue the Backpack Program through the end of the 2019-20 school year! Thousands of Backpack meals were distributed during school lunch pickup times. The St. Joseph's Summer Lunch Program will begin shortly to cover the need for children's meals. More information will be posted here shortly.

Community food resources:

A list of local food pantries with hours & instructions can be found here.

The Mission's Mobile Food Pantry continues to operate. A list of dates & locations can be found on our Facebook page here. The next location will be Thursday, June 4th in Grafton. We will be set up in the parking lot across from City Hall from 11 am - 2 pm.

Urgent Mission Needs

We are in need of the following items:

  • Masks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Pillows

Please bring donations to the Mission's front office at any time. If you would like to avoid entering the building, donations may be dropped off on the sidewalk/curb in front of the Mission. Please call us at (701) 772-6600 ext. 209 to let us know you have dropped off a donation. Thank you!

Client Services

All regular client services will continue. Clients will have access to food, shelter, clothing, hygiene products, shower/laundry facilities, and the Mission's advocacy team. Clients will continue to be connected with housing, though we will prioritize following proper safety and social distancing guidelines.

A work structure has been developed between the Mission, the Grand Forks Health Department, Spectra Health, and Altru Health System to deal with the current crisis and safely handle any individuals displaying COVID-19 symptoms.


In order to facilitate social distancing and protect staff/clients/community members, the Mission is NOT accepting volunteers at this time. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out asking to help.

  • No volunteers until further notice
  • All orientations have been cancelled

For information about future volunteering or ways you can help now, please give us a call at (701) 772-6600 ext. 215.

Please click here for COVID-19 information from the official CDC website.
Please click here for COVID-19 resources from the city of Grand Forks.