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.
Here’s what we’re currently up to:
Free Food Distributions
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.
The food distribution schedule for 2023 will be:
All food distributions are held 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. All are 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.
Our birthday patrols ended on May 2020. We were thrilled to celebrate over 350 birthdays, and we loved seeing so many smiles, laughs, and waves.
While we aren't able to do in-person birthday patrols, we have created a virtual birthday patrol video. If your loved ones are celebrating a birthday, email us. We'll send you the link to a special message from our Police and Fire Departments.
Visit the Carver County website to view resources available to help residents find access to:
- Mental health
- And more
You can also call the Carver County help line at 952-361-1559.