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 Door 2. Please ring the door bell 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 is serving youth meals now through August 14th. For locations and times, please click here.

Community food resources:

A list of local food pantries with hours & instructions can be found here. Please call using the included contact information to confirm hours.

The Mission's Mobile Food Pantry continues to operate! A list of dates & locations can be found on our Facebook page here.

Urgent Mission Needs

We are in need of the following items:

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

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 are continuing. Clients have access to food, shelter, clothing, hygiene products, shower/laundry facilities, and the Mission's advocacy team. Clients are actively being connected to housing, though we are ensuring that proper safety and social distancing guidelines are followed.

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. As of this time, no Mission clients or staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

Volunteering

In order to facilitate social distancing and protect staff/clients/community members, the Mission is accepting volunteers only on a case-by-case basis at this time. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out asking to help.

If you have any questions 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.