Families in economic hardships

Dear Parents,

To support families affected by the federal government shutdown or other economic hardships, Cannon Falls Public Schools has identified possible services and resources to assist families during these challenging circumstances.


Cannon Falls School Free and Reduced Lunch Program Application and Information

United Way of Goodhue County

2-1-1 Information and Referral

Try calling 2-1-1 (1-800-543-7709 for some cell phone users) for information on senior services, education, childcare, legal help, transportation, housing, employment, food, counseling, volunteering, and much more!


Cannon Falls Food Shelf

Our local food shelf provides food assistance to individuals and families, especially in this time of need.



511 Belle St W.

First English Church

Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Packing for the Weekend These backpacks will provide nutritious, easy to prepare, kid-friendly meals to our students on weekends and over long breaks. Kids will each pick up a plain plastic sack filled with food and put it in their backpack each Friday. Please contact Supt. Giese at 507-298-1673 or giese.beth@cf.k12.mn.us fo if you would like your child to participate. 


Below are some additional tips to consider until the government shutdown has ended:

  • Reach out to suppliers and service providers regarding payment plan options or deferred payment plans. When making these arrangements be sure to get the name of the customer service representative, a phone number, date and time of call and terms of the agreement, preferably in writing.
  • Speak with a loan officer at your bank of choice regarding low-interest or emergency loans.
  • Apply for unemployment insurance. Most furloughed federal employees are eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits. Check to find out if you have to pay the benefits back if you get retroactive pay once the shutdown is over. Use the website address below to find about filing and benefit payback instruction.
  • Many prescriptions can be found in a cheaper, generic form. Contact your doctor to see if this is a medication option for you. Walmart, Target, Walgreens all carry generic medications that start at $4 and up depending on the medication.
  • There are manufacturers of name brand medications who offer online coupons that you can use in conjunction with your current health insurance to lower the co-pay price of higher cost medications. Please consult with your drug manufacturer’s website for coupon information.

Contact the school counselor/social worker in your child’s building for more information or assistance:

MS/HS Social Worker ext 1406


High School Counseling Office: 507-263-6800, ext 1406

Pk-5th Grade Social Worker ext 1204


If there is anything else I can do please call me. We are a Bomber family and during this shutdown, we are here to help!


Superintendent Giese

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