A Word From Our Director
The holidays and year-end are an opportunity for us to reflect and give thanks for the many good things we have enjoyed during the past year. For Good in the ‘Hood, 2014 has been a year of significant growth and development. We are very pleased with our growing community impact, and we are even more excited with the life-changing opportunities for expansion in 2015. Each year, so many desperate and hurting people are given practical support and personal advocacy through Good in the ‘Hood. None of this would be possible without YOU, our faithful and generous volunteers, partners and financial supporters. Because of YOU, we’re able to continue providing practical services and life-changing opportunities for those with the most need.
Thanks so much for joining with us in our mission “to influence, inspire and impact individuals, families and entire communities for good.” With your help and ongoing support, we look forward to 2015 as we continue changing lives together with simple acts of kindness.
Have a MAKE A DIFFERENCE day!
- Shawn Morrison, Executive Director
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Feeding The Future
We believe that goodness and kindness are inspirational change agent qualities. It is our conviction that individual and community renewal can only take place when we work together to advance people through a practical expression of divinely inspired love and kindness.
We invite you to take a look at our programs and to partner with us as we seek to inspire a contagious momentum of kindness.
Fighting Food Insecurity is at the Heart of Our Program
A major part of Good in the 'Hood's programming is serving as a Minneapolis partner for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. We're pleased to be able to work together in order to share good news, provide hot meals and essential groceries for thousands of hungry people who are suffering from poverty, homelessness and personal brokenness. It is estimated 15% of US households are facing food insecurity. Food insecurity with households having children is significantly higher at nearly 21%.
Our goal is for each person in need to receive high quality grocery items, a delicious hot meal with a personal touch of kindness from a volunteer neighbor.
*through November 30, 2014
Since 2010, we have served over 1,800,000 pounds of groceries to our friends and neighbors. This we year we are on pace to serve nearly 600,000 pounds of groceries and 10,000 hot meals. Thanks to your help and generous financial support, for Good in the 'Hood 2014 is a record year of helping hungry students and families.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation for opportunity to work together with our primary partners Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, Cedarcrest Church, Eagle Brook Church, Sole Care for Souls, CityLifeWorks, Normandale Community College, and School District 833 along with our many donors, sponsors, staff and volunteers. Working together as a community of purpose in order to help others and change lives!