Hunger Outreach Team

The Hunger Community Outreach Team recognizes and responds to the reality that many people are unable to acquire sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs. This team increases awareness and understanding of hunger and food security in our community.
Scroll down to view the current partnerships that this team engages with.

If you would like to join us in our effort to combat hunger and change the world, fill out the form below and the Facilitator of Community Engagement will contact you to follow up. Thank you.

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BREAD FOR THE WORLD

www.bread.org

This Mission Partner is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs, and condition that allow hunger and poverty to persist, the organization provides help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.

Nativity volunteers assist the Nativity Community in a letter writing campaign and contacting congressional representatives to influence decisions relating to hunger. In 2017 Nativity members drafted and mailed more than 150 letters which resulted in a significant impact on persons who are hungry.

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FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

www.fmsc.org

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. The organization is dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide.

Nativity families and individuals donate to fund the meal ingredients and hand-pack the meals. In 2018 over 50 persons gathered to pack the meals. These meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world where kids are fed and lives are saved.

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MEALS ON WHEELS

www.meals-on-wheels.com

Meals on Wheels programs have existed in the Twin Cities for over 40 years providing nutritious home-delivered meals and a friendly visit from a volunteer to seniors and persons with disabilities.

Nativity Lutheran Church has provided funding and volunteer drivers to Meals on Wheels for more than 10 years.

KEY CONTACTS:

  • Laura Oksnevad, loksnevad@gmail.com

SALVATION ARMY NEED

www.salvationarmynorth.org

The Salvation Army Central Workshop and Service Center serves residents through a wide variety of basic needs programs including a food shelf. Our Nativity Community helps with these meals by donating food and financial contributions to the NEED food shelf located in Northeast Minneapolis. Each week a volunteer delivers food collected at Nativity during the prior week.

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LITTLE KITCHEN FOODSHELF

www.littlekitchenfoodshelf-gracenempls.org

The Little Kitchen Food Shelf just entered its tenth year. It is a no-boundaries, no restrictions food shelf serving Northeast Minneapolis and beyond…. All people are served. In addition, they stock dog and cat food to feed the companion animal of those in need.
The Nativity Community provides fresh produce from our Community garden, food donations, volunteers on a weekly basis to staff the food shelf, and financial contributions.

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Meals on Wheels: Volunteers Needed

Meals on Wheels is part of Nativity’s Hunger Community Outreach. Our Hunger Outreach recognizes and responds to the reality that many people are unable to acquire sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs. To volunteer or ask questions about volunteering for Meals on Wheels, contact Laura Oksnevad at loksnevad@gmail.com or (612) 788-9527. What do drivers […]

Join Letter Writing for Bread for the World

We can be heard better when we speak together to help address hunger here in the U.S. and abroad. Your participation makes a difference. Take action by writing your own letter. You can: 1) Use the insert in this weekend’s News to Note and mail it in. 2) Submit a letter online at https://bread.org. 3) […]

Volunteers Needed for Little Kitchen Food Shelf

Nativity works weekly on Thursday evenings (5:45-7:30 PM) at the Little Kitchen Food Shelf at Grace Lutheran Church, 1500 6th St. NE in Minneapolis. Nativity has partnered with Grace Lutheran’s Little Kitchen mission for several years to volunteer one of the four days the food shelf is open. You can work monthly or any amount […]

March Is Hunger Outreach Month

Nativity’s Hunger Community Outreach recognizes and responds to the reality that many people are unable to acquire sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs. We increase awareness and understanding of hunger and food security in our community. Pantry Ministry As Nativity begins our March 2022 food drive, we look back at Nativity’s support for local […]

ELCA Good Gifts: A Christmas Gift to Support World Hunger

The average American spends more than $700 on Christmas gifts each year. Rethink traditional gift-giving this holiday with ELCA Good Gifts. Give in honor of friends and family members and help support people in need. Hunger Outreach and Global Outreach are jointly organizing this holiday fundraising initiative. How to Participate: 1. Select an ornament from […]

Bread for the World

Use your words, and hands, to advocate for hunger awareness. Before and after all worship services on Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, October 17 you are invited to write a letter to your Senator or Representative. The letter-writing campaign is to advocate the need for continued Nutrition programs at home and worldwide. Sample letters will […]

Volunteering at Little Kitchen Food Shelf

Nativity works weekly on Thursday evenings (5:45-7:30pm)  at the Little Kitchen Food Shelf at 1500 6th St NE., Minneapolis. It is a mission of Grace Lutheran Church. Nativity has partnered with them for over 5 years to volunteer one of the four days the food shelf is open. You can work monthly or any amount […]

Pre-pack Food for Little Kitchen

Volunteers needed to help pre-pack food for Little Kitchen clients on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 Noon. Nativity serves the Little Kitchen Food Shelf  with food donations and Nativity volunteers work weekly to serve clients that visit Little Kitchen Food Shelf. Please fill out the form below for more details.

Ashok Chattopadhyay shares his story

Ashok is one of our Hunger Outreach Team leaders For more information: https://www.nativitychurch.org/serve/local/hunger-outreach-team/

Allison Woodwick shares her story

Allison is one of our Hunger Outreach Team leaders for Little Kitchen Food Shelf. For more information: https://www.nativitychurch.org/serve/local/hunger-outreach-team/