|Catholic Charities serves those most in need. We are a leader at solving poverty, creating opportunity and advocating for justice in the community. For over 140 years, Catholic Charities has served the poorest and most vulnerable of our community. Today, we are the largest comprehensive social service nonprofit in the Twin Cities region. Catholic Charities annually helps 35,000 people, regardless of faith.
|CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program) is a community-based charity that has partnered with other resources to assist people in need in the Twin Cities area for 40 years. The mission of CEAP is to stabilize individuals and families in financial distress and to maximize their ability to live independently and with dignity.
|Family Pathways is a multi-service organization serving local communities in east central Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Programming includes: Basic Life Services, Youth Services, Senior Services, and The Refuge Network.
|The Food Group (formerly Emergency Foodshelf Network) is a local hunger relief nonprofit focused on healthy food access. They procure food through wholesale purchasing, large scale donations, food drives, local farms, orchards, garden partnerships, and farmer’s markets. Their warehouse and operations in New Hope allows them to collect, store, and distribute this food to a network of partners and individuals. The food is distributed to over 200 local food shelves, meal programs, subsidized housing buildings, schools, and reduced cost mobile grocery sites. The Food Group’s reach extends to families living in over 26 counties in Minnesota.
|Greater Twin Cities United Way creates a better life for all by focusing on Stabilizing Families, Helping Children Succeed, and Empowering Healthy Lives. We attack poverty on multiple, interconnected fronts to achieve lasting change. United Way serves people living in or near poverty in nine counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington.
|Hunger Solutions Minnesota works to end hunger by taking action, advancing public policy and guiding grassroots advocacy on behalf of hungry Minnesotans and the diverse groups that serve them. We connect Minnesota’s food shelves and hunger-relief organizations with the necessary funding, technical assistance and logistical support to reach thousands of Minnesota individuals, families and children in need.
|ICA, Intercongregation Communities Association, has been in existence for 40 years. Our clients are your neighbors who find themselves struggling to make ends meet. Most of our clients work, but do not make enough money to cover the basic needs of their families. We offer food, employment assistance and financial assistance.
|Keystone Community Services is a community-based human service organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, offering a variety of programs at multiple sites for people all ages. Whether it is ensuring that someone has enough food to eat, new immigrants have the ways and means to be successful in a new country, young people gain skills for their future, or seniors enjoy a high quality of life and maintain independence, there are always opportunities to enrich the lives of others and to help them thrive with dignity and hope.
|Loaves and Fishes is a nonprofit meal program in Minnesota, serving hot, healthy meals to those in need for over 30 years. With 18 dining sites throughout the state, the program serves over 1,700 meals each day.
|Metro Meals on Wheels is the association of 35 Meals on Wheels programs in the Twin Cities metro area. With our program partners, we lead the effort to make sure people in our community receive the nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently. We provide fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities.
|The Emergency Food Assistance Program and Minnesota Food Shelf Program alleviate hunger by providing food to low-income individuals and families who have exhausted other resources to meet basic nutritional needs. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers monthly assistance to low-income households to purchase nutritious and well-balanced foods. 50 public and private organizations make up the Nutritious Food Coalition, which raises awareness and participation in SNAP and provides guidance to better serve Minnesotans in need of healthy food.
|For more than 30 years, Minnesota FoodShare has partnered with local food shelves to bring food to those in need in communities throughout the state. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign brings together hundreds of companies, civic groups, schools and congregations to help keep 300 food shelves statewide stocked throughout the year. This grassroots campaign is our most enduring program but far from our only effort to help the hungry.
|The Neighborhood House mission is to help people, families and organizations develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities, since 1897. We are a vibrant, thriving organization serving immigrants, refugees and low-income populations in need of a helping hand.
|North Point Inc. is a community-based human services agency located in and serving North Minneapolis with a mission: ” to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, and enhance the overall quality of life for all residents of North Minneapolis by providing high quality social services, with respect, dignity and sensitivity to a culturally rich and ethnically diverse community.”
|Pillsbury United Communities is an interconnected network of neighborhood centers, innovative programs, and social enterprises that work with isolated and underestimated populations to increase choice, inspire change, and strengthen connections across Minneapolis. We offer strategic opportunities for people to participate, connect and organize; building bridges between communities and decision-makers, to break through barriers to self-sufficiency.
|Second Harvest Heartland’s mission is to end hunger through community partnerships. We distribute more than 51 million pounds of food and grocery products annually to nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and programs in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
|The Extension Center for Family Development helps families make informed decisions leading to better health and well-being. Our programs currently focus in the areas of family resiliency and health and nutrition, with special effort in the areas of children’s mental health, families in transition, building healthy and strong families, and preparing for an aging Minnesota.
|VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) founders believed that helping a neighbor in need ultimately strengthens the community. VEAP has been operating under this principle for over 35 years, providing a range of services to help low-income people meet immediate needs and reach their long-term goal of stability. Today, VEAP serves the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis utilizing a unique mix of professional and volunteer services.
|Open Arms of Minnesota cooks and delivers free, healthy meals tailored to meet the nutrition needs of people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). With the help of more than 2,400 volunteers, they will deliver nearly half a million delicious meals this year to clients, caregivers and dependents across the Twin Cities metro.
|Valley Outreach’s goals and objectives are to continue work in providing basic needs – food, clothing, emergency financial support and resources – to eligible St. Croix Valley residents, and to do so in a welcoming and non-judgmental manner that maintains our clients’ dignity. Our service delivery model in each of our programs is specifically designed to demonstrate our focus on respect, support and empowerment, as our clients move towards self-sufficiency.