Project Community Connect Offers Free Community Resources: April 18

    April 1st, 2023

    MANKATO—Individuals and families throughout the region are invited to the annual Project Community Connect free community resource event from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato.

    More than 80 regional service providers will be on hand to provide resources and information. The goal of Project Community Connect is to reduce poverty and homelessness by providing access to many resources all in one place, including housing, employment, disability, food, legal and more.

    In past years, several hundred guests from the nine-county region attended.

    Free bag lunch provided. Other free offerings include haircuts, hygiene/household items and government ID vouchers while supplies last. Attendees can also visit the Shoe Bus. Shoes cost $2 to $5, with a limited number of free shoe vouchers available.

    City of Mankato will provide free transit rides.

    Sponsors include: BlueCross BlueShield, Consolidated Communications, Lloyd Management, Mankato Clinic Foundation, Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato, Medica, and UCare.

    The Project Community Connect collaborative leadership team includes: Blue Earth County Supportive Housing, City of Mankato, Greater Mankato Area United Way, Lloyd Management, Lutheran Social Service of MN, MN Valley Action Council, and Southwest MN Housing Partnership.