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Dear Coyote Community,

During this time of uncertainty, we want to ensure you are aware of the resources available in Vermillion. Please start by calling 211 or visiting www.helplinecenter.org. All of the Vermilion resources below can be accessed through 211.

Food Resources

  • If you need food for you and/or your family, the Vermillion Food Pantry and Tanager Take-Out are partnering to offer food box distribution at the Community Connection Center located at 9 Court Street.
    • Anyone who needs food can get help here. They are asking only for your name and how many people are in your house. Please call 211 so a box can be assembled. Pickup times are as follows:
      • Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
      • Tuesdays 5 - 7 p.m.
      • Wednesdays 2 - 4:30 p.m.
      • Thursdays 5 - 7 p.m.
      • Fridays 2 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Delivery is available for those unable to pick up food.
  • If you have school-aged children who need school lunch, you can get a daily lunch and following-day breakfast at the middle school from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday on a drive-thru basis.
    • If you cannot get there during the day, the school will deliver the lunches/breakfasts to your kids at your home. Weekend lunches are added to Friday’s distribution. Please call the Vermillion School District office at 605-677-7000 for more information.
  • Meals on Wheels are available to anyone aged 60 or older who needs a hot midday meal. There may be options for others to receive a hot meal also. Please call 211 to request a meal.
  • Groceries can be purchased online from Hy-Vee and picked up curbside. Groceries can be delivered for a small fee by contacting Vermillion Public Transit at 605-624-RIDE.

Supplies Resources

  • If you need diapers or baby supplies, Evan’s Diaper Bank is distributing from the Community Connection Center at 9 Court Street on the same schedule as the Vermillion Food Pantry box distribution. Please call 211 to request.
  • The Vermillion School District is offering school supplies for those in need. Please call the school district office at 605-677-7000 or start at 211. Tanager Take-Out and the Vermillion School District may also utilize the food box distribution times or lunch distributions times at the middle school.
  • The Vermillion Public Library is offering curbside pickup for library items (books, DVDs, CDs). Anyone with a Clay County address can get a library card. More information can be found at their website vermillionpubliclibrary.org or by calling 605-677-7060.

Technology Resources

  • For families with kids who are now learning online, some internet providers (Midco, for example) are offering low-cost options for connecting to the internet. Please start at 211 to get connected to those resources.
  • If you do not have a computer or tablet at home but need technology for your kids’ schoolwork, please reach out to the school district or call 211 to get connected to other resources.

Unemployment/Financial Resources

  • If someone in your house has been laid off or fired because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they should contact the South Dakota Department of Labor or call 211 to inquire about unemployment benefits.
  • If you or your family is having trouble paying rent or other essential bills/costs, the Salvation Army and other sources have funding available to help. Start at 211.

Volunteer/Donation Resources

  • If you are able to help during this time, you can donate to the United Way Emergent Needs Relief Fund, which is allocating funds specifically for the urgent needs in our community. Visit www.unitedwayofvermillion.org.
  • If you are interested in volunteering your time to help our community, please call 211 or visit www.helplinecenter.org.

Additional Resources

City of Vermillion COVID-19 Updates

Vermillion School District Website

Clay County Website