Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Programs or NAPS, Channel One provides an approximately 35-pound box of free food each month to seniors who meet income guidelines. The program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Program participants receive nutritious food packages meant to supplement the diet.
Distribution centers are located at more than 50 sites throughout Southeast Minnesota. Seniors age 60 or older who meet certain income guidelines may be eligible. Eligible clients may register for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through Channel One.
If you think you may be eligible for CSFP or know someone who may be eligible and would like to apply, please call 507-424-1704 or toll free at 1-877-500-8699 for more information.
Winona Community Day Center located at the Winona Community Warming Center (Edge Church)
Hours of Operation
Tuesday 10am-4pm – Breakfast Club with PSN fro 10a-11a
Thursday 12pm-6pm – Lunch Brunch with PSN 1p-2p
- Access to internet and technology for Telemedicine Appointments and CareerForce Programming and Appointments
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Hygiene Items
- Access to Virtual Peer Support Network Groups facilitated by Mike Fahey, MS, LSW
Great Rivers 2-1-1 offers free, confidential community information and referrals 24 hours/day. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to an information and referral specialist.
We also offer a Crisis Hotline 24/7. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 362-8255 to talk to a crisis specialist.
They offer resources for:
Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Mental health services
Addiction recovery resources
Marital and Family concerns
Food and basic needs
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is an organization of individuals with a commitment to bettering the lives of Minnesotans by helping to provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
MDHS’ largest financial responsibility is to provide health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans. They are also responsible for securing economic assistance for struggling families, providing food support, overseeing child protection and child welfare services, enforcing child support, and providing services for people with mental illness, chemical dependency, or physical or developmental disabilities.
- Birth and death certificates
- Around-the-clock monitoring for infectious diseases
- Assurance that the water and food are safe to drink and eat
- A swift, effective response to disease outbreaks and public health emergencies
- Investigation into novel illnesses
- Planning with hospitals and health care systems to rapidly care for large numbers of injured or ill victims
- An immunization program for preventable diseases
- Data to identify economic trends such as health care costs
- Data to identify public health concerns, such as obesity
- Health reforms to improve population health and the medical system
- Quality measurement and public reporting of clinical care
- Statewide health improvements that focus on policy, environmental, and systems changes in communities
- Assurance that inappropriate care in nursing homes, hospitals and other care facilities is corrected
- Planning to help ensure rural Minnesotans have access to care
- Statewide food programs for women, infants and children
- Information about health behaviors and chronic disease prevention, such as which diseases are among the most prevalent, costly and preventable
- Information about effective approaches to improving health and reducing the state’s incidence of chronic diseases.
- Efforts to eliminate health disparities between Minnesota’s different ethnic populations
- Programs that encourage people to make healthy choices
- Advice about reducing environmental and pollution risks to health
- Assurance the dead are disposed of properly
The Hometown Resource Center is a non-profit organization operating in rural Southeastern Minnesota. Their work is done by and for the people of rural communities. They come together and share experiences, information and assistance to help one another and stabilize rural communities. The Resource Center’s mission is to assist people in their local community and surrounding rural area with their food, clothing, household and monetary needs. They believe each person has inherent dignity and should be treated respectfully while provided with the services and outreach they need. The Resource Center empowers people to take responsibility for their destiny through physical, social, emotional, financial, legal, educational, political, spiritual, ethical and career planning supports.
Winona Volunteer Services is an organization that provides a variety of services including securing and distributing food, clothing, information and referrals, and emergency assistance in a respectful and dignified manner to those in need. The agency operates a food shelf, coordinates home delivered meal programs in Winona and Goodview, administers emergency assistance, and operates a used clothing store.
Winona Volunteer Services needs help year-round in their Clothes Shop.
Cashier: ring up customer sales and assist with maintaining a neat and organized store. This position requires a background check. One four-hour shift per week for at least one year is the time commitment. Requires standing for long periods of time.
Sorter: sort through donations and hang the best clothing donations for re-sale. One four-hour shift per week is the time commitment. Requires standing and lifting.
Donations Specialist: assist donors with their clothing and maintain a clean and organized donation area. One four-hour shift per week is the time commitment. Requires standing for long periods of time.
WIC is a nutrition program that helps families eat well and stay healthy.
WIC program provides:
· Nutrition Education – nutrition assessments, one-on-one counseling about food and nutrition, and breastfeeding to help you feed your family in a healthy way.
· Healthy Foods – WIC gives you vouchers to buy healthy foods.
· Health Services – WIC helps you with referrals to other health and social services.
Who is WIC for?
· Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or recently had a baby
· Infants from birth to 1 year of age
· Children from 1 year of age to their 5th birthday
To qualify for WIC you need to:
· Have a nutritional and/or medical need
· Meet the WIC income guidelines or be enrolled in another program such as MinnesotaCare
On behalf of the Winona County Board this agency administers various services in the areas of welfare, public assistance, social services and child support. These services are administered pursuant to state law and rule under the supervision of the State of Minnesota.
- Focus is on people not programs.
- Have a responsibility for the common good.
- Have mutual responsibility to each other.
- Provide safety nets and ladders up.
- Will be partners with communities to mobilize supports for people to function and succeed.
Several programs and services geared toward children, adults and aging adults.
Everyone is invited to enjoy a delicious homemade meal every Wednesday from 5-6pm at Central Lutheran Church. The price is whatever you can afford, and the hospitality is warm and welcoming.
From 6:30-7pm you are invited to “Food for the Soul,” an uplifting worship service with a stirring message, thoughtful liturgy and Holy Communion.
Every Wednesday from 5-6:15pm with a worship service at 6:30pm.
On May 23 2010 the congregations of McKinley UMC and Central UMC came together to worship at Windom Park in Winona, MN. It was their first worship together to begin the merging of the two congregations into one new “reborn” congregation. Over the next two years the mission statement of “Love God. Love People.” was formed and then on May 6 2012 the new name “Wesley United Methodist Church” was chosen for this reborn congregation.
In the fall of 2009 the church started a new program called “Souper Tuesday”. They started the program as an outreach to the people in the community who might need a hot meal to feed their bodies and/or fellowship to feed their souls. The meal is completely free and is one of the ways they try to practice the hospitality that Christ has shown.
Who is eligible for Meals on Wheels?
Anyone age 60 and over and who is confined to their home or unable to prepare a balanced meal. Spouses are automatically included regardless of age. The service, facility and benefits of this program are for the use of all older people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Is there a charge for the meal?
Recipients are given the opportunity to donate toward the cost of the meal. Donation letters are mailed out each month for the previous months’ meals. No one is denied a meal because of inability to contribute. Food Stamp EBT cards are welcome.
Bridge to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.
To see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs, click on your state to use the eligibility screening tool. You will be asked a few simple questions but you will NOT be asked for information that identifies you. It’s easy, confidential and free!