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.