Chaska Cares

Overview

Chaska has always been a community that cares. We pride ourselves on being the best small town in Minnesota. That means we take a personal interest in each and every member of our community.

We care about being a welcoming and inclusive community, which is why we launched our Chaska Cares initiative. Watch Chaska Cares Launch Video.

To showcase our community’s stories, we’re going to be using the hashtag #ChaskaCares. We’d like to encourage you to do the same when you’re sharing your stories on social media. 

Initiatives

Here’s what we’re currently up to:

Free Food Distributions

Blueberries, green beans, and strawberries. Free Food Distribution. Evento de Distribucion de Comida

The City of Chaska has partnered with Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties (CAP), Carver County, and St. John's Lutheran Church to bring monthly free food distributions to Chaska.

Food distribution schedule for 2024:

  • Thursday, February 15
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Thursday, April 18
  • Thursday, May 16
  • Thursday, June 20
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Thursday, August 15
  • Thursday, September 19
  • Thursday, October 17
  • Thursday, November 21
  • Thursday, December 19

All food distributions are from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the old Gedney factory at 2100 Stoughton Ave, Chaska MN 55318 unless otherwise noted. These are drive-thru events with volunteers that load the food into your car. Everyone is welcome.  

If you are interested in volunteering, consider signing up.

Chaska Cares Card

Looking for a fun at-home activity that can also make someone’s day? 

Chaska Cares made a “Cares Card” that your kids can fill out and hang on the door of a neighbor, friend, or family member. There’s even a picture of the Chaska Cares mascot on the back that you can color. Download the Chaska Cares Card (PDF)

Thanks to the Chaska Lions for funding this project!

Vulnerable Adult Check-In Form

We know that some of our community members may be isolated, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to make sure these individuals feel connected with our community and resources they made need. 

If you have a loved one who is elderly or vulnerable, consider completing a Vulnerable Adult Check-In Form (PDF). Your loved one will receive a check-in phone call from our Chaska Cares team, which consists of City of Chaska, Chaska Police Department, and Chaska Fire Department staff.

Community Resources

Visit the Carver County website to view resources available to help residents find access to:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Mental health
  • And more

You can also call the Carver County help line at 952-361-1559.