Urgent Non-Financial Needs (Critical Services Charities) - DMF Crisis Response Platform

Urgent Non-Financial Needs (Critical Services Charities)

Due to the increasing demands on our local charities, we’ve compiled a list of the most urgent items needed to assure these organizations can continue to serve our communities.

Click on a critical service-related charity below to learn more about their top three urgent needs in addition to how to fulfill these needs. If you are a critical services nonprofit organization that would like to be listed, please contact GHDInfo@dakmed.org.

Please continue to keep checking back for the most up to date charity needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you to all the Helping Hearts for your incredible generosity!

Southeast North Dakota

Southeast North Dakota

Emergency Food Pantry - Fargo, ND

1101 4th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
701-237-9337

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Response supplies such as gloves and masks
  2. Volunteers to help sort food, pre-packing food bags, and to drive/ride along to pick up food from grocery stores.
  3. Technology support to setup a call/text system and intercom system to reduce in-person contact when families and individuals arrive to pick up their food.

Donations can be dropped off at the Emergency Food Pantry located at 1101 4th Ave N in Fargo, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Please place items into the donation bin inside the door marked “Donations Here,” as donated items at this time are being isolated.

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FirstLink - Fargo, ND

4357 13 Ave South Suite 107 L
Fargo, ND 58103
701-293-6462

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Masks
  2. Hand sanitizer
  3. Cleaning supplies and Clorox wipes

Please call ahead for drop-off times and instructions at 701-293-6462.

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Fraser, Ltd. - Fargo, ND

2902 S. University Drive
Fargo, ND 58103
701-232-3301

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Hygiene Items
  3. Disinfecting Cleaners

Donations can be dropped off at Fraser, Ltd. located at 2902 South University Drive in Fargo, North Dakota, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:30-11:30 am. Please contact Barb Grabar at 701-232-3301 ext. 8595 or bgrabar@fraserltd.org. Click here to visit their website to learn more how to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Gladys Ray Shelter - Fargo, ND

1519 1st Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
701-476-4117

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Cloth masks
  2. Food (esp. fruit, healthy snacks, and lunch items)
  3. All hygiene products

Please call the shelter directly at 701-476-4145 or reach out to the Gladys Ray Shelter Facebook for regular updates on the most immediate needs. Contact to schedule and/or make arrangements for donations to be dropped off outside the front door.

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Great Plains Food Bank - Fargo, ND

1720 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
701-232-6219

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food items by the bag, truckload, or semi-trailer full
  2. Volunteers of all ages at several locations throughout the state
  3. Pallets/cases of uniform and unused cardboard boxes to pack emergency boxes for families

Please visit greatplainsfoodbank.org to learn about their COVID-19 Response Campaign and how you can help meet the hunger needs of people across our region by volunteering, making a gift, setting up a virtual food drive, and a list of emergency feeding programs operating across the region.

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New Life Center - Fargo, ND

1902 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
701-235-4453

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Hand sanitizer, gloves and masks
  2. Paper plates, hot and cold cups, and plastic forks/spoons/knives
  3. Volunteer drivers needed to pick-up food donations Monday-Friday

Donations can be dropped at the New Life Center located at 1902 3rd Ave N in Fargo, North Dakota. Click here to visit their website to learn more about donating basic need items or to connect with a volunteer coordinator.

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Rural Cass County Emergency Food Pantry - Casselton, ND

602 1st St N
Casselton, ND 58012
701-866-7440

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Masks

Please drop-off a donation in the entryway of TruCore Fitness. The front entryway is open 24 hours, and we will regularly pick up these donations. Another drop-off location is Mary’s Market in Arthur, North Dakota.

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The Salvation Army - Fargo, ND

304 Roberts Street
Fargo, ND 58102
701-232-5565

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Bottled water
  2. #8 paper sacks
  3. Pre-packaged snack items

Please drop off donations at The Salvation Army of Fargo, located at 304 Roberts Street in Fargo, North Dakota, Monday to Friday, 6 am – 4 pm. Doors will be locked, so please ring the doorbell or call ahead to schedule a drop off at 701-232-5565.

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The Salvation Army - Jamestown, ND

320 1st Avenue, North
Jamestown, ND 58401
701-252-0290

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Cleaning Supplies
  2. Masks
  3. Gloves

Donations can be dropped off at The Jamestown Salvation Army, 320 1st Avenue, North Jamestown, ND 58401. We’re open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. If a different time needs to be arranged, please call Major Judy at 701-269-3930.

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Youthworks - Fargo, ND

1330 18th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
701-232-8558

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Non-perishable food items
  2. Cleaning and hygiene items (esp. Clorox wipes, feminine hygiene products and diapers)
  3. Wal-Mart gift cards to purchase track phones and cards

Donations can be dropped off at Youthworks located at 317 South University Dr in Fargo, North Dakota. Youthworks staff are not always present at the building, due to the outreach schedule and COVID-19 related modifications in staffing. Donations can be left on the landing by the side door and staff will be able to receive them when they return. If preferred, please contact 701-232-8558 and the receptionist will coordinate delivery of donations.

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YWCA Cass Clay - Fargo, ND

3100 12th Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102
701-232-2547

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Cleaning supplies such as hand soap, all-purpose cleaners and disinfectant
  2. Paper Products including toilet paper, facial tissue and paper towels
  3. Food such as canned/frozen meat, peanut butter, rice/noodles, tomato sauces, dairy products, eggs and fresh produce

Urgently needed items may be donated at YWCA Emergency Shelter located at 3000 S. University Drive in Fargo. To limit foot traffic into the Shelter and abide by social distancing practices, a U-Haul truck is parked at the Shelter M-F, 8am-5pm with the door up and ready to accept donations that are dropped off in the back end.

To learn more about how you can help YWCA Cass Clay, please click here to visit their Urgent Needs List for the community and follow them on social for regular updates.

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Southwest North Dakota

Southwest North Dakota

Adams County Food Pantry - Hettinger, ND

PO Box 162, 609 2nd Ave N
Hettinger, ND 58639
701-567-4519

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Gloves
  3. Volunteers

Donations can be dropped off at the Adams County Social Services or donations can also be made at the grocery store in Hettinger, North Dakota.

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AMEN Food Pantry (Association to Meet Emergency Needs) - Dickinson, ND

PO Box 1231, 1100 3rd Ave. W.
Dickinson, ND 58601
701-483-4344

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Masks
  3. Toiletries

To schedule a drop-off appointment, please call ahead at 701-483-4344.

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Heavens Helpers Soup Cafe - Bismarck, ND

220 S 23rd Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
218-779-7271

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Volunteers
  2. Food such as snacks and single packaged items
  3. Packing supplies/containers for to-go and delivery meals

Please drop off donations at the north door of the Heavens Helpers Soup Café, located at 220 S 23rd Street in Bismarck, North Dakota. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 3 pm. To learn more about volunteering and donations, click here.

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Ministry on the Margins - Bismarck, ND

201 N 24th St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-426-8747

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Non-perishable food
  2. Personal Products such as feminine products and diapers
  3. Toiletries

Contact Sister Kathleen directly to arrange a drop off time.  701.426.8747

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Welcome House, Inc. - Bismarck, ND

1902 E Thayer Ave
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-751-0142

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Toiletries
  2. Masks/Gloves
  3. Cleaning Products

Please drop off donations on the back porch of the Welcome House, Inc., located at 1902 E Thayer Ave in Bismarck, North Dakota. Donation forms are available, and they can be picked up or mailed.

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Missouri Slope Areawide United Way - Bismarck, ND

515 N 4th St
Bismarck, ND 58502
701-255-3601

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food for backpack program
  2. Masks for staff and shelter residents
  3. Cleaning agents such as bleach, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants

Donations of bleach, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, masks, and single servings of lunches and dinners, can be dropped off at United Way located at 515 N 4th Street in Bismarck, North Dakota. Available hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

To reduce interactions with the public, please call ahead to make an appointment at 701-255-3601.

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The Salvation Army - Bismarck, ND

601 S. Washington St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-223-1889

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Paper products
  3. Cleaning supplies

Please drop-off donations at The Salvation Army – Bismarck located at 601 S. Washington St. in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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Northeast North Dakota

Northeast North Dakota

Hope Center - Devils Lake, ND

313 3rd St NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301
701-665-4673

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Non-perishable food items
  2. Toiletries
  3. Volunteers

Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off during regular business hours. The door is locked, so please call ahead and let us know you are coming with a donation. Volunteer opportunities are available Wednesday and Friday at 1 pm and other times that work with your schedule. For more information on how to help, please contact Vee at 701-665-4673 or message us on Facebook.

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Northlands Rescue Mission - Grand Forks, ND

420 Division Avenue
Grand fork, ND 58201
701-772-6600

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Canned food
  2. Personal safety items (esp. hand sanitizer and L/XL latex gloves)
  3. Personal hygiene items

Donations can be dropped, without contact, at the front door or the kitchen dock. Also, we can schedule an appointment to pick-up donations as needed. Please contact 701-772-6600 ext. 209 for directions.

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The Salvation Army - Grand Forks, ND

1600 University Ave
Grand Forks, ND 58203
701-775-2597

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Non-perishable food items

Donations can be dropped off in-person at the Salvation Army Grand Forks located at 1600 University Ave in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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Northwest North Dakota

Northwest North Dakota

Community Connections - Williston, ND

603 Main Street, Suite 1
Williston, ND 58801
701-713-9783

Top Critical Needs:

  1. To-go containers
  2. Freezer to store food due to increased need
  3. Volunteers to help prepare and distribute food
  4. Access to temporary lodging opportunities

Fulfillment: Please click here to visit their website to learn more information about their critical needs and other ways to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Society of St. Stephens Food Pantry - Bowbells, ND

Box 155, 215 Main St
Bowbells, ND 58721
701-596-3505

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Masks
  2. Toiletries and hygiene products
  3. Perishable food and non-perishable food

The United Methodist Church of Bowbells has provided space in their building to store items and distribute them to people in need. We work closely with the Social Service personal from the County Court House in Bowbells, North Dakota.

The Salvation Army - Minot, ND

315 Western Ave
Minot, ND 57801
701-340-1845

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Toiletries
  3. Volunteers

Please drop off donations at The Salvation Army Minot, located at 315 Western in Minot, North Dakota.

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YWCA Minot - Minot, ND

205 3rd Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701
701-838-1812

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Gloves and masks
  2. Personal protective equipment for intakes
  3. Gift cards to grocery stores or non-perishable food items

At this time, we are not accepting most in-person donations. We can only accept pre-arranged drop-off donations for an urgent need or personal protective equipment. We absolutely cannot accept walk-ins, so please call ahead at 701-838-1812.

Click here to visit their Amazon Wish List to make an in-kind donation.

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The Salvation Army - Williston, ND

15 Main St.
Williston, ND 58801
701-572-2921

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Personal care items
  3. Cleaning supplies such as disinfectant and gloves

Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army – Williston located at 15 Main St in Williston, North Dakota. Please click here to visit their website, and to learn more information about how you can help during this crisis.

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Watford City / McKenzie County COVID 19 Response EOC - Watford City, ND

201 5th St NW, Suite 790
Watford City, ND 58854
701-444-8418

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Paper products
  2. Personal protective equipment
  3. Personal care products (esp. acetaminophen, soap)

Follow the Community Response Team on Facebook for continuous updates or call the hotline at 1-833-877-0143. Click here to follow the Community Response Team on Facebook or visit their website to learn more information.

Northwest Minnesota

Northeast Minnesota

Care and Share Crookston - Crookston, MN

220 E. 3rd St.
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-2644

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Personal protective equipment (esp. gloves and masks)
  3. Cleaning agents such as bleach, hand sanitizer, and hand soap

At this time, the only non-monetary donations we are accepting are sealed non-perishable food items and sealed toiletry items, for use in the food shelf and soup kitchen. Please call ahead at 218-281-2644 to schedule an appointment to drop-off these monetary donations at the food shelf entrance.

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Churches United - Moorhead, MN

1901 3rd St N
Moorhead, MN 56560
605-290-4993

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food
  2. Toiletries
  3. Cleaning Supplies

Food donations, including meals prepared in a commercial kitchen, can be dropped off at Micah’s Mission. For cleaning supplies and toiletries, please contact Brent Brandt at brentb@churches-united.org to schedule a drop-off.

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Lakes Crisis & Resource Center - Detroit Lakes, MN

PO Box 394, 1339 Pelican Lane
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
218-847-8572

Top Critical Needs:

  1. Food such as frozen or non-perishable items for full meals
  2. Disinfecting supplies such as bleach, vinegar, laundry soap, antibacterial hand sanitizer and wipes, gloves and masks
  3. Local gift cards to restaurants that deliver such as Dominos, Pizza Hut, Jimmy John’s.

Fulfillment: LCRC is currently accepting new item donations Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Gift cards for local delivery restaurants can be mailed to PO Box 394, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502. Click here to visit their Shelter, Mary’s Place, Amazon Wish List, which includes many baby and small children items.

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