Join Us At the Walk to End Hunger!

Every single day of the year, we serve a hot, filling meal to every single person who walks through our Food Centre doors. We are working hard to end hunger and we found a group of people with the same goal!
On Thanksgiving morning, we will be joining 13 other organizations and hundreds of walkers at the Mall of America on a mission to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities. Please join us!
It’ll be a great morning full of fun activities and the chance to make sure someone else gets to eat before you dig in to your pumpkin pie!
Since 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $1,200,000 to help support
hunger relief organizations working to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds are distributed to our partner organizations.

The event officially starts in the Rotunda at 7:30am. The walk and activities will be from 8-10am.

All individuals who raise $100 will receive a free event t-shirt.

Fees
Hunger Fighter (18+ yrs.): $25.00; $35.00 at the door
Hunger Fighter Jr.: FREE

Join the House of Charity team as we continue to work to end hunger!

Visit: www.walktoendhunger.org

 

If you have questions, email Nicole Laumer: n.laumer@houseofcharity.org

Exciting Progress on our Capital Campaign

House of Charity has raised $11 million, enough funds to begin construction of the housing building as soon as spring of 2019!
With the October 2017 approval of $8 million in funds from the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency restricted to housing, we have the funds to build 61 studio apartments for people experiencing long-term homelessness, the foundation of our ambitious expansion.
We are thrilled to receive the full housing funding for construction of the first building of our new facilities! Because the funds were restricted to housing, we are taking some time to redesign the second phase which includes the Food Centre, outpatient addiction and mental health program, and new offices for our case managers and our administration.

Four images of United Health Group volunteering at the House of Charity Food Centre: orienting the group, preparing the food, serving the food.

Thank You United Health Group for Helping at Our Food Centre!

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Fifteen Executives from United Health Group came to our Food Centre to assist in a large scale meal prep project. From dicing peppers, to preparing 600+ burritos, to preparing the next two days lunches, our volunteers from United Health tackled their tasks with a smile on their face, and willingness to help in their hearts.

Our Food Centre Director, Kevin Walker, estimates that it would have taken his staff 6-8 days to complete the amount of prep that they finished in 3 hours.

Thank you so much United Health for rolling up your sleeves, and making it easier for us to Feed Those in Need!

Support from individuals and businesses like United Health Group are critical to helping us feed those in need. To learn more about our Food Centre and to support House of Charity, visit: https://www.houseofcharity.org/resources/free-public-meals

United Health Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. To learn more about United Health Group, visit :http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/

 

 

House of Charity T-shirt, "Feed House Empower."

Buy a T-Shirt and Support our Food Centre

September is #HungerActionMonth. Help us feed those most in need in Minneapolis by purchasing a “Feed. House. Empower.” t-shirt. All proceeds support our Food Centre which serves free meals to the public 365 days a year and is the only free lunch program in Minneapolis that is open seven days a week.

On average, 11,500 meals are served each month, with daily public participation of 350 people (on average). Breakfast is served every weekday to women, children, and men with children. Lunch is served every day to anyone who walks through our doors, no questions asked.

Staff have described hearing the stories of people who are barely making it financially, and need the free meals in order to keep their housing.

Julia is one such guest. She shared her story because she wanted us to know the impact we have on her life: “I can get free food here and that allows me to save money for rent.”

Julia is a single woman. She has her own studio apartment. With two part-time jobs, she works from four to six days each week. After she pays the rent from her earnings, she has $70 left over for the month, the equivalent of $2.33 each day for food, toiletries and other personal items, etc. Julia relies on the Food Centre for her meals, eating with us six to seven times per week.

Click Here to Order Your T-Shirt Today!

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Benefit Concert with Northern Lights Chorale

Benefit pops concert with Northern Lights Chorale

Benefit Pops Concert

Northern Lights Chorale

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Free admission! Donations to benefit House of Charity!

Food and Fellowship afterwards!

Come and bring a friend for an enjoyable afternoon of music!

 

View this video of House of Charity’s Mike Bennett, Director of Volunteer & Outreach Services, discussing the concert with Bruce Phelps, the Director of the Northern Lights Chorale. Mike discusses some of the basics of House of Charity’s mission to “Feed. House. Empower.” (03:06)

 

Map for HOC concert

Click the Map to open a larger version showing Christ the King Lutheran Church on Google Maps.

 

About the Director of the Northern Lights Chorale, Bruce Phelps

A 1970 graduate of Concordia College, Bruce taught at Luverne, MN for 5 years, Wayzata MN for 1 year and finished his 34 year teaching career at Anoka High School in Anoka, MN. Bruce earned his Masters Degree in 1978 from Bemidji State University. Bruce was named the Outstanding Music Educator of Minnesota by the National Federation of State High School Associations in 1995. Bruce also received the Outstanding Music Educator Award from the Minnesota Music Education Association for the school year 1999-2000 for his outstanding efforts and leadership in the classroom and beyond. In 2009, Bruce was inducted into the Minnesota Music Educators Hall of Fame.