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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Join Us for a Feed My Starving Children Packing Event!

Saturday, March 2, 5:00-6:30 pm | Coon Rapids FMSC Facility: 401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433 Turn hunger into hope by packing nutritious meals! Feed My Starving Children […]

Meals on Wheels Coordinator & Drivers Wanted!

Nativity has long partnered with Eastside Meals on Wheels to deliver nutritious meals to grateful clients in our community. Recently, a few of our long-time drivers have retired from their […]

In the Commons: Letter Writing for Hunger

October 14-15, Around Weekend Worship Hours This weekend Hunger Outreach and Global Outreach Ministries will host an in-person letter writing event in observance of World Food Day on Monday. It’s […]

An Important Note from Nativity’s Little Kitchen Volunteers…

Hunger and food instability are growing in our area, and Little Kitchen Foodshelf is seeing a significant uptick in the number of clients needing food each week. To meet this […]

THIS WEEKEND: Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign

This month Nativity has observed Hunger Outreach Month, a month of learning and action around the prevalence of food insecurity and the possibilities of addressing hunger in our community and […]

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed!

Are you looking for a way to get out of the house or stretch your legs during your lunch hour? Would you like to serve others in a safe way […]

Join the Work to End Hunger

March is Hunger and Food Outreach Month at Nativity! Join us in celebrating our Hunger and Food Outreach ministries by continuing our long-standing commitment to end hunger here, near, and […]

Paper Grocery Bags Needed for Little Kitchen

Little Kitchen, a Ministry partner of Nativity is in need of Paper Bags to continue to serve the Northeast Minneapolis Community. If you would like to support this wonderful Ministry, […]

Winter Solstice

Did you know today, December 21st is Winter Solstice? Indigenous Peoples observe the summer solstice in the northern world, while our southern relatives observe the winter solstice. Either way, it […]

Be Part of the Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign

October is Global Outreach Month. This weekend, October 15 and 16 after all worship hours, we’re organizing a letter writing campaign for Bread for the World. Please join us in […]