The St. Paul-based Wilder Foundation will try something new –and very old– Wednesday night. In order to increase understanding of homelessness, the nonprofit organization known for its human services research will hold a Chautauqua-style event. “Chautauqua is actually kind of a throwback to when we didn’t have all the different tools we have today,” said Read more →
Bruce Springsteen performs at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) During his pair of concerts this week at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, rock star Bruce Springsteen called on fans to help fight hunger- and they answered. Fans donated more than $17,000 to Second Harvest Heartland food bank, about $6000 more Read more →
Starting next week, North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park will offer its students something new: free food. The idea for the Food Cupboard came from two students who conducted an informal survey as part of a class project, said Service Learning Director Troy Nellis, who will run the food shelf. “They found that there Read more →
Photo courtesy of Fruits of the City As volunteer gigs go, this is one of the stranger ones. Twin Cities based Fruits of the City is looking for Minnesotans to pick apples and pears… in other people’s backyards. “All they really need is to show up,” said Jared Walhowe, coordinator of the program for The Read more →
“Taking Steps Together,” a program at HCMC helps families trying to fight obesity.
Clyde Cross relies on food and friends at The Aliveness Project in south Minneapolis Twenty-six years. That’s how long the Aliveness Project has been serving Twin Cities residents who live with HIV and AIDS. The nonprofit got its start in the early days of the outbreak in Minnesota, when contracting HIV carried an intense stigma. Read more →