Dear Good in the ‘Hood Friends and Partners,
We are so excited to tell you about a fun series of events that will benefit the community and Good in the ‘Hood!
THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
12 DAYS AND NIGHTS OF FREE – AND TICKETED – MUSIC – PLUS FOOD,
ARTS AND CRAFTS AUGUST 27 THRU LABOR DAY SEPTEMBER 7 AT THEBURNSVILLE CIVIC CENTER PARKING AREA
If you’re nostalgic for the 2020 Minnesota State Fair grandstand and free bandshell shows that aren’t happening this year, take heart. There’s a tasty option to celebrate before the summer season ends: Starting August 27th and continuing through Labor Day, September 7th, THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will present 48 talented and diverse musical acts that will encompass
multiple genres and appeal to people of all ages at the Burnsville Civic Center parking
lot with plenty of room to social distance and still get your jams in!
And you’ll help benefit three renowned charities who help Twin Citians — Good in the ‘Hood, Loaves and Fishes and the Series’ sponsoring organization, The 30 Days Foundation, who will donate 33% of all donations from THE RELIEF SESSIONS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES to Good in the ‘Hood and Loaves and Fishes!
Start Times: Music will begin at noon each day and continue through 8:45 p.m., allowing for 4-5 different shows each day! Plus, there will be an array of food vendors, arts, and crafts.
Address: 251 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN, 55337 (Just South of 35 W and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville – City Hall Entrance
Event Site and Tickets: www.TheReliefSessions.com
Read the full press release here.
We hope to see you there!
Read the full news story and learn how you can make a difference here: https://mailchi.mp/7e591628315c/summer-giving-challenge-6449560
The mission of Good in the ‘Hood is to influence, inspire, and impact individuals, families, and entire communities for good.
The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in overwhelming financial burdens for many people. Many families with children are struggling to put enough food on the table.
Good in the ‘Hood has experienced a 300% increase in requests for food from individuals, community centers, churches, and schools.
To meet this need, Good in the ‘Hood is stepping up by mobilizing groceries and offering critical food support to over 7,500 people through host sites across the Twin Cities every month. We normally serve an average of 4,500 each month, so this is a significant increase.
The cost to increase our food delivery to meet the growing needs in our community is an additional $14,000 each month.
None of this would be possible without generous donors like you. Would you consider making a gift today help us reach our goal and provide critical groceries for the hungry and hurting in the Twin Cities?
Together, we can change lives, families, and entire communities with simple acts of intentional kindness.
Financial burdens due to COVID are overwhelming, and many individuals and families with children are struggling to put enough food on the table. We’ve seen a 300% increase in inquiries for food, and the need continues to grow.
As part of the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign, through the end of April, you can help by making a donation of any size to Good in the ‘Hood that will be partially matched!
Watch our COVID Community Update Interview to learn more about what’s happening in the community and how you can help. https://youtu.be/c9OUiJbsOtg
You can also make a donation here https://goodintheshood.org/donate-now/.
Thank you for supporting the hungry and hurting!
You can show kindness and improve lives across your community today!
Let’s restock the shelves & help hurting families.
Nearly 1 in 11 Minnesotans experience food insecurity. And 12.5% of all children are
food insecure. This is even more critical now in response to COVID-19. You can help.
Minnesota FoodShare is the largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state has been extended through the end of April. You can support this effort by donating cash or food March 1 – April 30.
The easiest and most effective way to restock our food programs is by donating cash.
That’s because each dollar used by Good in the ‘Hood goes further than your own dollar
does in the grocery store.
Donations of food or household goods can be dropped off:
- Tuesday, April 7, 12:00 – 2:00 at Cedar Valley location, 1630 East 90th Street, Bloomington, MN 55425
- Wednesday-Thursday, April 8 – 9, 9:00 – 2:00 at our Fridley Warehouse, 8063 Ranchers Rd NE, Fridley, MN 55432
If you wish to donate food or household products, our most needed items are:
Proteins – canned meat (tuna, chicken, salmon), cereals, soups, easy-to-prepare dinner
mixes (Hamburger Helper), mixed nuts, granola bars, single-serving nonperishable items
for children, canned fruit/vegetables, and other shelf-stable items
DATE: October 10-11
TIME: 8 am-7 pm
PLACE: Cedarcrest Church, 1630 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55425
For more information see flyer (below):
Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event.
Here is our GiveMN donation page: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Good-In-The-Hood
Please join us on November 15, 2018, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives!!
Good in the ‘Hood is excited to be part of the March MN FoodShare Campaign! March has been identified by food shelf and hunger relief workers as a critical time of year. Donations drop following the winter holidays yet food insecurity and hunger remain persistent. According to Hunger Solutions
Minnesota, over 3,000,000 visits were made to Minnesota food shelves each year from 2011 through 2016 and visits in 2017 are likely to have met or exceeded this number.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign encourages individuals, businesses, community organizations, faith communities, and local advocates to support their local food shelf during the month of March. Individuals and organizations can connect with their local food shelf or register with Minnesota FoodShare as March Campaign partners in collecting food and donations on behalf of their local food shelf or Minnesota FoodShare.
Information and registration is available at www.mnfoodshare.org.