5 Ways to Support Rochester, MN

Download the NEW ROCH STRONG App

This is a volunteer efforts, in particular, that is worth highlighting at this moment. In less than 48 hours, a small team of individuals has put together a new web-based application that allows users to:

          • Access local resources. Pasquales Pizzeria8 credit AB PHOTOGRAPHYUS
          • Shop from small businesses.
          • Stream videos from local musicians and yoga instructors.
          • And — you might appreciate this the most — find which local restaurants remain open and how you can support them.

Order Take Out

Many of your favorite restaurants are offering curbside pick-up or delivery. Check out the list of your favorite tastes – to-go! 

Take Care of Yourself - Go For a Walk

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Practice social distancing and enjoy nature at the same time! With many of the parks connected by over 85 miles of trails that wind scenically through the city, you can stroll, run, or bike between Rochester's green spaces.

Parks: Silver Lake ParkSoldier's Field ParkEssex Park

Shop Online

Follow our local shops for spring/summer trends and purchase a gift card. Many are even offering free delivery! Here are just a few ideas:

PRIMP Gift Cards
The Nordic Shop
Neon Green Studio

Support Businesses that are Supporting Others

The following businesses are offering discounts to healthcare workers, first responders and essential service providers. Let’s thank them for their efforts by calling in an order.

Five West Kitchen + Bar - 20% off takeout and delivery orders ($30 minimum - 10 mile radius). 507-361-5555.

SMOAK BBQ - 20% off for all take-out and delivery orders. 

Whistle Binkies - 25% off for curb-side pickup. Both North and South locations.

Businesses Supporting Kids in Need:

Newt's - Free mac and cheese with the choice of fries or applesauce.
Victoria's Ristornate & Wine Bar - Marinara Sauce with Pasta. Meat Sauce with Pasta. Buttered Noodles. And FRESH BREAD!!
True Smoke BBQ - Teamed up with America's Best Cleaning and Restoration Services to provide free lunches to kids. Monday - Friday 10am -2pm


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