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Info on COVID-19, the Folwell community, and Resources

If you haven’t already, please read the following from the MN Department of Health around the Coronavirus and how to help flatten the curve. Governor Waltz has issued a Shelter In Place Mandate until May 4, 2020. Be sure you are reading correct information around the Coronavirus by Fact Checking.

Questions? Leave a message at or text 612.643.1686 or email info@folwell.org



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Folwell-specific resources and events

If you are a resident who needs assistance, please fill out the REQUEST FORM. We will do our best to assist you.

New to Folwell Online? Join us for a friendly competition to get familiar!

You will be automatically entered to win a monthly cash prize when you:

All winners will be selected and announced at Neighborhood Night! Must be a Folwell resident to win. Check the calendar for how to join meetings and gatherings. All neighborhood meetings will have virtual links in the calendar event.


Walk Well in Folwell: Daily from 4-6 pm

Walking helps boost moods and gets residents moving while practicing social distancing. Bring a bag and gloves to pick up some trash too!


Distance Lunching: Daily from noon-2 pm

Grab your lunch, head out to your porch to say “Hi!” to neighbors and check-in. Build community while keeping a safe distance.


In This Together Signs

Make a sign to hang in your window and encourage folks out walking or driving by. #FolwellStrong

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Volunteer and donation opportunities

Organizing on a hyper local community level maybe the best way to ensure vulnerable residents are taken care of. If you are able to help volunteer your time, resources, or funds please fill out the VOLUNTEER FORM.

  • Donate items to the FNA Drop off location. Text 612-227.0410 to set up a time.
  • Items include: non perishable food, over the counter medicine, toiletries, bottled water, Laundry and dish supplies, toilet paper, etc.
  • Volunteer to help deliver donated goods to home bound residents.

IIf you would like to help support the neighborhoods efforts in securing supplies for those in need, you can donate here: 

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Community resources

This response project is organized by and able to serve Folwell residents. If you live outside of Folwell or need additional support, please contact your City Council Member or Neighborhood Association (contact info below). If you live in the Camden Community, you can fill out this form for assistance.

  • Ward 4: Phillipe Cunningham – 612-673-2204 or ward4@minneapolismn.gov
  • Ward 5: Jeremiah Ellison – 612-673-2205 or ward5@minneapolismn.gov

Here are a list of updates and resources to help the community navigate the rapidly changing world we live in due to COVID-19:

LIST OF LOCAL RESOURCE DISTRIBUTIONS:

  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church – 4656 Colfax – 612.521.3575 Mon 10-2pm
    Tues 10-2pm
    Wed 10-2pm AND 6pm Community Meal
    Fri – 10-2pm
    Sat – 10-2pm
  • Food in the Hood – 2827 Newton Ave N – 612.217.4003 – shawn@goodinthehood.org 2nd and 4th Thursday 5-8pm
  • Minneapolis Central Church of Christ – 1922 N 4th Ave – 612.374.5481
  • Morning Star Assembly of God Food Shelf – 2229 W Broadway Ave – 612.521.1148 Wed 6-7pm
    Sun 12-1pm
  • NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center – 1835 Penn Ave N – 612.767.0325 – foodshelf@mplmn.org Mon 10-4pm
    Tues 10-4pm
    Wed 10-4pm
    Thurs 10-4pm
  • McKinley Neighborhood Community Center – 33rd and Lyndale Ave N Aug. 10th 2-6pm
    Mon Aug. 17th 2-6pm
    Mon Aug. 24th 2-6pm
  • Here is a full list from the city of Minneapolis:

The following resource list was put together by the University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research. As in previous health emergencies, this crisis will disproportionately impact communities most marginalized by structural, social and economic inequities. It is broken up into useful topics including, in part, Food & Utilities, Families & Education, Employment, Housing, and Finances. It is a working document and will be updated as additional resources are identified.

Join the Coronavirus Solidarity Group on FB for extensive resources or see this list of Mutual Aid and Resources.

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FNA Official Responses

March 12 Letter to the Community

March 23 Community Protect and Connect Response Plan

March 28 Stay Connected Flyer

The FNA is doing what we can to help organize efforts to ensure no resident is left without in a potential city wide shut down. We are communicating with local officials to organize efforts and receive updates. Responding to this national health pandemic is providing the neighborhood an opportunity to learn where our strengths are and where our growth areas are in responding to emergencies. We hope to build on this experience to create a strong strategy for whatever might come next. If you are interested in being apart of that work, please email us at info@folwell.org.

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