Project Community Connect to Offer Free Resources August 31

    August 27th, 2021

    MANKATO—Community members are invited to the 10th annual South Central Project Community Connect free resource event from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31 at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center Grand Hall.

    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. The event is set up like an expo, with dozens of regional providers available at booths to provide resources and answer questions.

    The event is usually held in spring but was postponed due to COVID-19. There was no 2020 event.

    This year, Project Community Connect includes an adjusted room layout, shortened timeframe, grab-and-go meals, and other precautions. Haircuts will NOT be offered. Masks are highly recommended.

    In addition to service provider booths, the event will offer Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Open Door Health Center. Mayo Clinic Health System is providing free blood pressure and glucose checks. Shoes of all sizes available for purchase ($2-5) from the Shoe Bus.

    Volunteers needed. Please visit to sign up.

    United Sponsor: Medica

    Supporting Sponsors: Consolidated Communications, Blue Plus, Mankato Clinic Foundation

    The Project Community Connect collaborative leadership team includes Blue Earth County, Blue Earth County Employment Services/MRCI, Greater Mankato Area United Way, Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota, and Partners for Housing.