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Resources and supports available during summer 2020

June 11, 2020 – While our buildings remain closed through at least Friday, July 3, families and the community will continue to be able to access district resources and supports. 

Resource and Support Line

As a response to COVID-19, we created the Resource and Support Line, 763-200-1201, for families to call for crisis support and to be connected to community services. The line will continue to be staffed this summer, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Social workers

The district’s social worker team will continue to be available this summer. To get connected to a social worker, please call the Resource and Support Line, 763-200-1201. Families are also encouraged to visit our resources section on the distance learning website. 

Mental and physical health services

The Health Resource Center will continue to be closed through at least Friday, July 3, however, telehealth and other virtual options are available. If you need to access mental and physical health services, please call 763-450-3385 ext 5100.

Family Resource Rooms

The Family Resource Rooms at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM (EBE) and Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM (BCS) will continue to offer Brooklyn Center students, families and community access to a wide variety of resources, referral information and programs. If you need access to information or support addressing the basic needs for food, clothing, energy assistance, shelter, healthcare and more please call the Resource and Support line at 763-200-1201.

Meal distribution

Meal distribution will continue to be offered but will be different from the process used during the school year. Buses will be stationed for 30 minutes in key locations in the Brooklyn Center community every day, Monday – Thursday. Students will receive a double pack of meals on Thursday for Friday meals. Visit www.bccs286.org/MealDistribution for a list of locations. 

If you have any questions about the summer meal program, please contact our transportation office at 763-450-3386 x1201 or the nutrition services department at 763-561-2120 x2950.

Pandemic EBT food benefits

On May 28, 2020, Minnesota was approved to offer food benefits to families whose children were between the ages of 5 and 18 on September 1, 2019 and received free or reduced-price meals during the 2019-20 school year. This program can provide $325 per child in additional funds to help pay for groceries. These funds are available regardless of whether your family is enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP). Visit www.mn.p-ebt.org for more information and to complete an application. If you have any questions, contact the P-EBT Hotline at 651-431-4050 or 800-657-3698.