Coronavirus Response

The COVID-19 virus is significantly disrupting all aspects of our community, especially for our children. With schools remaining closed through May 4th and expectations that this will continue for the remainder of the school year, hundreds of thousands of children are living with increased food insecurity.

Our network is responding! We’ve provided over 351,000 meals to children and families in the community. Our food bags are being distributed across 31 school districts in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and at 26 YMCA branches in Twin Cities, Rochester, and Hudson. We are preparing more than 977,000 meals to meet the skyrocketing needs. And we will be working long after that to help stabilize families.


“This is uncharted territory for all of us, but Minnesota’s and our organization’s strongest asset is our ability to work together to serve the children. Thank you for your partnership now and always.”

Rob Williams, Executive Director



Meals provided


Needed to fund efforts


Children served each week


Districts in MN and western WI


YMCAs in Twin Cities, Rochester, and Hudson

Latest News

Updated note from our Executive Director on coronavirus response

Dear Friend, Over 200,000 children were in food insecurity before schools closed, before there were massive layoffs, and before we faced...

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Joint message to community from Minnesota hunger-relief organizations

The Sheridan Story has united with 20+ Minnesota hunger-relief organizations to serve our community during this unprecedented pandemic and very...

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Partnering with YMCA to provide nutritious food during pandemic

The Sheridan Story and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities are partnering to provide free, nutritious food to families in the community to ensure...

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One of the largest non-government nutrition response in Minnesota

The Sheridan Story distributes over 168,000 meals in last 4 days to hundreds of thousands of children and families as they become increasingly...

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The Otto Bremer Trust funds $379,000 worth of meals

The Otto Bremer Trust is generously building upon our unprecedented response! Our largest funding partner, the Otto Bremer Trust has generously...

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A note from our Executive Director regarding coronavirus

Dear Friend, The coronavirus (COVID-19) is significantly disrupting all aspects of our community, especially for our children. In the next few...

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You can help by spreading the word to your networks. You can share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn; create a fundraiser on Facebook or create your own fundraising page; support organizations and businesses who are supporting our mission; or any other way you’d like to share our efforts with your family, friends and colleagues.


We are extremely appreciative of the response from the community to volunteer. To limit exposure to the public and maintain the health and safety of volunteers and staff, we are changing our packing events at our warehouse to a smaller group of return volunteers. Events will be open in mid-April, but we are continuously reevaluating based on the current situation. Check here for updates.


Our commitment to children Dig deeper on the increasingly significant need to serve children facing food insecurity and the unprecedented approach we are taking to fight for them.

Ensuring the health and safety of our network Stay up to date on the measures we’re taking to maintain the well-being of everyone involved in supporting our mission of fighting child hunger.

Frequently Asked Questions Read through our evolving list of  frequently asked questions as the coronavirus’s impact on children and families facing food insecurity evolves.


Please contact us at info@thesheridanstory.org or 612-568-4003.