Getting enough to eat is a problem for the 15% of US households facing food insecurity. As if that weren’t bad enough, food insecurity with households that have children is even significantly higher at nearly 21%. Through the Food in the ‘Hood program, client-choice food shelves and hot meal programs are operated in Bloomington and North Minneapolis. This program serves 2,500 individuals each month. 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.
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, serving 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: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Bloomington) or 10:30 pm – 1:00 pm (North Minneapolis)
Second Shift: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Bloomington) or 4:00 pm – 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 Jamie at 612-440-SHOE (7463).
Please see site details from the site list below for specific site contact information.
Food in the ‘Hood at Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope Church
2827 N Newton Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (note: during November and December holiday season we only host the food program on the 2nd Thursday of the month)
Food in the ‘Hood at Cedar Valley
Cedar Valley Church.
8600 Bloomington Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Jamie Morrison has served as a minister and as a nonprofit leader for more than 20 years, including in her current role as the Director of Operations/Human Resources for Good in the ‘Hood. Jamie has a background in telecommunications and publishing. She has served on several boards and committees as an advisor, member, or as an officer. Jamie is married to Shawn and together they have five children and a growing family of grandchildren.
Food in the ‘Hood at Sanctuary Haven
Sanctuary Covenant Church
710 W. Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
NOTE: Haven Pantry will be closed from December 22nd until January 9th. Haven will re-open on Wednesday, January 10th. We are going to use this time to deep clean, organize, and also implement Pantry Saver (the database software).
Casey spent much of his time and career after college in campus ministry at the University of Illinois campus, where he eventually became a pastor. In 2019, shortly after moving to the Twin Cities, Casey began delivering food for Every Meal, a non-profit that provides weekend meals to kids who experience food insecurity. After finishing a Master's of Arts in contextual theology from Northern Seminary in June 2022, Casey transitioned to working for Sanctuary Covenant Church in their Neighboring ministry. His primary role there is to help them run Haven Pantry, their neighborhood food pantry.
For more information regarding our programs and services, please contact:
Good in the ‘Hood