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 Director of our Community Outreach Teams will contact you to follow up. Thank you.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


Lent 2021- World Hunger & 40 Days of Giving

Join us during lent as we focus on Hunger in our local and worldwide communities with help from the ELCA World Hunger.  You will find resources for bible studies, books to read, a calendar you can follow, and ways you can help raise funds for local and world hunger.  Join in our Nativity community as […]

ELCA Good Gifts

Rethink traditional gift-giving this Christmas. Give gifts that keep on giving. Support Global communities in ending World Hunger. More than 85 percent of your gifts directly support the ministries of the ELCA in nearly 80 countries around the world in honor of your friends and families. Step 1) Go to Choose your gift Browse and […]

Ashok Chattopadhyay shares his story

Ashok is one of our Hunger Outreach Team leaders For more information:

Allison Woodwick shares her story

Allison is one of our Hunger Outreach Team leaders for Little Kitchen Food Shelf. For more information:

Zion Lutheran Community Food Pantry

Zion Lutheran Church, located on the corner of Pillsbury and West 33rd Street – 128 West 33rd Street, Minneapolis, 55408, has graciously invited our community to contribute to and ongoing food drive and pop up pantry. If you are interested in Volunteering (Space is limited and not all may be able to attend) or donating, […]

Help needed in working 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 in […]


Of course we care, but it’s still important to recognize, honor, and celebrate the wonderful efforts of our community! And as such, we would like to take the time to highlight just a few of the wonderful ministries at Nativity, still serving those at the margins during these extraordinary times. It wasn’t long after the […]

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. At this time Little Kitchen has moved to a no-contact, drive-up/pick-up system. This requires […]

Nativity Community Outreach Teams Update

Outreach Leaders & Ministers, Thank you for your continued faith, generous spirits, and compassionate hearts. I hope you, your family, and friends find comfort and support in the love you share. We also appreciate and love you at Nativity and want to make sure we keep it flowing! During these uncertain times, let’s find solace […]

ELCA Good Gifts

An idea from the Nativity Hunger Outreach Team The average American spends more than $700 on Christmas gifts each year. When we think about the best gifts we have given or received, it is often not the gift itself but the meaning behind it that makes it significant. Rethink traditional gift-giving this Christmas with ELCA […]