Groceries, meals

Age Well Arrowhead: The organization offers groceries to go for seniors. Call 218-623-7800 for information about ordering.

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency: Offers meals for seniors to pick up at dining sites or for delivery. The organization serves people in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties. Register at 218-735-6899. The cost is $4 per meal.

B&B Market: For more information, call B&B Market at 218-879-3555 or visit the market at 506 Big Lake Road, Cloquet. Anyone who receives a gift card from B&B must use it immediately on groceries or meat. No tobacco products or gas are allowed.

Community Kitchen: Duluth's Damiano Center serves meals in the parking lot Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Continental breakfast, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and dinner, 5-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday only. Email for more information.

Kids' Kitchen: Duluth's Damiano Center serves boxed meals Monday to Thursday from 3-6 p.m. at the Second Avenue West entrance. The building and other programs are closed except to staff and volunteers preparing meals. Email for more information.

Faith United Methodist Church's food pantry: The Superior church distributes food to Douglas County residents on Tuesdays from 4 -6:30 p.m. at 1531 Hughitt Ave. Walk or drive up.

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency: The organization's food shelf is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9-11:30 a.m. Pre-made boxes are distributed in the parking lot behind the building at 118 Tower Ave., Superior.

Ruth House: Volunteers serve meals daily behind Ruth House, 632 Grand Ave., Superior, from a concession wagon. Meals are for carryout and are served from 5-5:45 p.m. every day.

Salvation Army: Curbside lunch is available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 215 S. 27th Ave. W., Duluth. The food shelf is open 1:30-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday at the same location.

Two Harbors Food Shelf: The food shelf hosts curbside food distribution Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the front entrance, 2124 10th St., Two Harbors. There are income guidelines; self-reporting only. Available to all families who reside or work in Lake County and northeastern St. Louis County.

Volunteer Services of Carlton County: The organization is offering groceries to go for people age 60 and older. Call 218-879-9238 to register. Participants place their orders over the phone and volunteers deliver the items to their doors. Volunteers wear protective gloves and do not have contact with participants.

Duluth Area Family YMCA free kids' meals: The organization is offering free meals in the summer to children 18 years old and younger who receive free or reduced-priced lunch in school. Meals are provided until they run out. At Harbor Highlands Community Center, 29 W. 11th St., Duluth, lunch is provided from noon to 12:30 p.m. with snacks from 3:30-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

YMCA grab-and-go meals: Available 4-5:30 p.m. Fridays at Harbor Highlands Community Center, 1225 Harbor Highlands Drive, Duluth; 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Gary New Duluth Recreation Center, 801 101st Ave. W., Duluth; and 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays at YMCA at the Essentia Wellness Center, 4289 Ugstad Road, Hermantown. The meals program runs through Aug. 28.

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation: The organization has four separate COVID-19 funds to which people can contribute. Each of them makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the region. The funds are in need of replenishment:

  • COVID-19 Northeast Minnesota Response Fund;
  • COVID-19 Northwest Wisconsin Response Fund;
  • COVID-19 Two Harbors Response Fund;
  • Chequama-Care COVID-19 Response Fund.

The mission of the funds is to deploy resources to nonprofit organizations at the frontlines of the pandemic, especially those organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and its consequences. Donations can be made at or by sending a check to Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, 324 W. Superior St., Ste. 700, Duluth, MN 55802.

Union Gospel Mission hot meals: The organization is serving full, hot to-go meals curbside. Bagged lunch meals are available noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Hot dinner meals are available curbside 4:15-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Union Gospel Mission, 219 E. First St., Duluth.

The River Church food ministry: Hot meal and groceries available from 6-7 p.m. Mondays at The River Church, 1902 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Drive into the alley behind the church.

Temporary food assistance for students: Second Harvest Heartland estimates 3,061 students in St. Louis County remain eligible for temporary food benefits. Families have until July 31 to apply for pandemic electronic benefit transfer, a one-time food benefit for children who were receiving free or reduced-price meals at school. Families receive a lump sum on a card for $325 per child to purchase food within a year of the date issued. Apply at or call 800-657-3698. For help applying, call Second Harvest Heartland at 651-209-7963 or visit

Personal safety

Free hand sanitizer refills: The Duluth Salvation Army is offering free liquid hand sanitizer refills from 1:30-4 p.m. Monday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 215 S. 27th Ave. W. Bring your own container; 16-ounce maximum.

Free masks: The Duluth Transit Authority is providing 1,000 masks to the customers and the public while supplies last. A mask will be available to anyone who asks during staffed hours at the Downtown Duluth Transit Center, 228 West Michigan St.


Duluth Salvation Army: For transitional housing, rapid re-housing, rent and utility assistance and other emergency programs, call the Duluth Salvation Army to make an appointment at 218-722-7934.

Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency Inc.: The agency has funding available to assist households impacted by COVID with past due rent, current rent and utilities. Lot rent assistance is available for homeowners. The agency also has hotel vouchers and rapid rehousing funds available for those experiencing homelessness. The funding covers residents of Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, Iron and Price Counties, including the city of Superior. Those residing in subsidized housing are not eligible. Contact 715-392-5127 for more information.


Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency, Superior: The program is still taking clients and is fully operational. Families with young children and infants who have had an income change may be eligible for the program. Call 715-394-2750 to apply or to get more information.