Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals at lunchtime, Monday through Friday, to homebound, elderly, and disabled individuals in the Twin Cities. There are 40 Meals on Wheels programs in the seven county Twin Cities metro area that are members of Metro Meals on Wheels. Each program serves a designated geographic area. To find the program that serves you, click here and enter your address.
Minnesota Kinship Caregivers Association
MKCA, a not-for-profit organization, that advocates for, supports, and provides information and resources to people raising their grandchildren or children of other kin and friends. They also provide support groups, links to other resources and legal help.
Note: MKCA recently dissolved and is now part of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota's Raising Relative's Children Program.
Senior LinkAge Line
Senior LinkAge Line is a free, statewide telephone information and assistance service which makes it easy for older adults and their families to find community services. Senior LinkAge Line staff members have special knowledge in the areas of Medicare, prescription drug expense assistance, long-term care insurance, caregiver issues, and support for grandparents raising grandchildren. Live help is available by phone from to weekdays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-333-2433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Store to Door
Store to Door is a non-profit organization that shops for and delivers groceries to home bound seniors who live independently in the seven-county metro area. Seniors call and order groceries and pay for the groceries and delivery charge (determined by income and household size) by check, credit/debit card, or EBT card.
Aging-in-place is a priority and hopes to make independent living safe and accessible. Improving access to services that promote and support healthy homes is an immediate goal. Click here to find out more information.
NAPS is the name for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). With NAPS, qualifying older Minnesota adults receive a free, USDA supplemental food package every month. Each package includes a nutritious balance of shelf-stable foods, plus reduced fat cheese. A typical monthly food package is valued at about 455 and includes canned fruits and vegetables, juice, dry and shelf stable milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter, or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta.
Minnesota residents may qualify for NAPS if:
- You are age 60 or older
- Your gross income meets NAPS guidelines (about the same as qualifying for SNAP benefits)
- You do not live in a facility that provides meals
NAPS is distributed at more than 200 sites around Minnesota each month. To learn if you qualify, call NAPS in your region.
- Northwest: 1-877-281-3272 or (218) 281-7356
- North Central: (2118) 326-4220, Ext. 22
- Northeast: (218) 727-5653, Ext. 112
- Metro, Central & Southwest: 1-800-365-0270 or (651) 484-8241
- Southeast: 1-877-500-8699 or (507) 424-1704
Click here to find out more information.