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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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 […]

Turn Hunger into Hope!

Feed My Starving Children partners with other relief organizations around the world to alleviate hunger. Join Nativity members and friends to pack meals at the FMSC Coon Rapids facility on […]

Serving Others through Meals on Wheels

Are you looking for a way to get out of the house? Maybe your legs need some stretching during your lunch hour. Are you looking for a way to serve […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]