Food in the 'Hood

Food in the 'Hood 

Getting enough to eat is a problem for the15% of US households facing food insecurity. As if that weren't bad enough, food insecurity with households having children is even significantly higher at nearly 21%. Good in the 'Hood is pleased to be able to partner with Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities for this Hennepin county hunger relief and community outreach program. Our goal is for each registered family to receive high quality essential grocery items, a delicious hot meal, health and nutritional support, advocacy, the "Good News" and a personal touch of kindness from our amazing team of difference-makers. 

How does this program work? 

It’s really easy. Community members may visit our food pantry during our open hours (see below). Everyone is welcome. No appointment is necessary. 

Location: Cedarcrest Church 1630 E. 90th Street, Bloomington, MN 55425 

Dates/Time: The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00- 8:00PM

Location: Beacon of Hope Church 2827 Newton Ave North Minneapolis, MN 55411 

Dates/Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 5:00-7:00 pm 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to facility renovations and our holiday programming, Food in the Hood at Beacon of Hope will only be open for groceries on December 10th. We will resume our regular twice per month schedule in January 2016. Upon initial onsite registration, our guests will be given immediate access to our Client-Choice food pantry and free hot meal program. 

Do I need special skills to volunteer? 

All you need is a positive can-do attitude. Volunteers can help in a number of ways including food prep, set up, administrative, greeting guests, handling supplies, preparing meals, serve food, clean or help with our children’s programming. If you have a willing heart we have a place for you. We have 2 primary shifts available at both our Bloomington and north Minneapolis sites: 

First Shift: 12-4:00 pm (Bloomington) or 11-2:30 pm (North Minneapolis) 

Second Shift: 4:30-9:30 pm (Bloomington) or 4-8:30 pm (North Minneapolis) 

Serving together always provides a great time for connecting with others and a wonderful way to give back to the community in a meaningful manner. We need and welcome your involvement. Please consider joining us today! For more information, please contact Darrius at 612-217-SHOE (7463) or

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