One in 10 Minnesotans—or more than 500,000 state residents—is food insecure on a regular basis.
10% of Minnesota households are affected by hunger.

Minnehaha United Methodist Church Supports 3 Food Missions



MINNEHARVEST: EVERY 4TH SATURDAY
MinneHarvest is Minnehaha United Methodist Church’s once-a-month free food giveaway. It usually takes place at the church on the morning of the fourth Saturday of each month. The address is: 3701 East 50th Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can locate it on a Google map right here.

How it Works
Each month we receive a truckload of produce and other surplus items from grocery stores and warehouses, plus bread from the New French Bakery. It's about 12,000 pounds of food! We give the food to anyone who comes to the church. Anyone. No questions asked. Each adult gets two grocery bags of food.

Helping the Food Insecure
MinneHarvest feeds an average of 400 to 500 people each month. About 50% are adults, 34% children and 16% senior citizens.

Want to Help?
Individuals and groups are encouraged to volunteer. Opportunities include: Setting up tables and unloading the truck at 6:45 a.m.; helping clients carry groceries to their cars starting at 9:00 a.m.; and helping with clean-up at 10:00 a.m. If you’d like to know more, contact: Renee Beymer: 612-722-1782 (phone); janos3@juno.com (email).


MINNEHAHA FOOD SHELF: EVERY TUESDAY
The Minnehaha Food Shelf is an ecumenical mission of Minnehaha United Methodist Church, Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Living Table United Church of Christ and Grace Episcopal Church. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. Minnehaha Food Shelf is open every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is located at Minnehaha United Methodist Church, 3701 East 50th Street in Minneapolis. You can locate it on a Google map here.

Volunteer at the Food Shelf
Consider volunteering at Minnehaha Food Shelf. We need assistance with unloading trucks, food distribution setup and takedown, inventory management, registering/checking in clients, Spanish-English interpretation, community outreach, volunteer coordination, social media support and other vital tasks. Many volunteer positions require being on-site during our open hours (Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), but others do not. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us at foodshelfvolunteers@minnehaha.org.

Give to Minnehaha Food Shelf
We welcome donations of non-perishable food items and personal care products. Drop them in the blue bins at Minnehaha United Methodist Church.

Questions?
If you’d like more information, contact us at: foodshelf@minnehaha.org.


MEALS ON WHEELS: EVERY 6 WEEKS
About every six weeks, drivers from Minnehaha United Methodist Church deliver meals over the lunch hour to elderly people in the neighborhood of the church who have difficulty getting out of their homes and apartments.

What is Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels is an international organization that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1940s. Meals on Wheels America was established in 1974. Through more than 5,000 community-based programs, volunteers provide healthful food and human contact to elderly people from coast to coast.

Want to Help?
Volunteer drivers from the church pick up the meals from Nokomis Square and deliver them to the clients’ homes. Sign up to volunteer at: https://meals-on-wheels.com/volunteer/sign-up-to-volunteer