A Word From Our Director
The holiday season is quickly coming upon us. For some, this is a season of extravagance and excess commercialism. For others, it is a time of devotion or of family, fun, and festivity. For those struggling with life-controlling issues or with significant poverty, the holidays represent a time of overwhelming sadness and lack of resources to meet even the very basic physical or emotional needs of their respective family.
For Good in the 'Hood, the holiday season is a time and an opportunity for us to simply make a difference by "Helping Others and Changing Lives." Each year we partner with several change-agent organizations in order to impact the lives and families of those with the greatest need. We do this by providing hot meals, groceries, gifts, and practical expressions of the love of God. We also provide the recipients of our services with an all-important opportunity to "give back" through volunteerism. Giving back opportunities is one of the most important services we can offer. It provides our recipients with both dignity and a renewed sense of purpose. This sense of significance may be one of the best tools we can provide for the emotional toolbox of another.
I hope you will join us with this "Giving Back" mentality. We need your help and financial support in order to continue making a difference for the lonely, the broken, and the downtrodden of our society. Please join with us today and give someone a better holiday, a renewed hope and an opportunity for a better future.
Have a MERRY 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 September 30, 2014
Since 2010, we have served over 1,680,124 pounds to our friends and neighbors. This we year we are on pace to serve nearly half a million pounds of total food.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation for opportunity to work together with our primary partners Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, Cedarcrest Church, CityLifeWorks and Normandale Community College along with our many donors, sponsors, staff and volunteers. Working together as a community of purpose is helping us to impact lives!