It has been over a decade for KFNA of ice cream delivered to every party, meeting new neighbors, greeting so many old friends…it is hard to sit home on the first Tuesday in August and not think of all of you! Here are some photos to remind you of all the parties, from the past events!
Farmers Market Food Drive: Feed the Need! Every week customers buy extra produce and other market goods to be donated through Twin Cities Food Justice to food shelves, senior housing, and other facilities throughout the Twin Cities to get high quality food to those who don’t have access to it. Buy some extra when you come to do your weekly shop and drop it off at the info tent.
Community Supply Drive: We are also accepting unopened diapers, dish soap, and laundry detergent. At this time these are the only additional items we can accept.
Organized by Incarnation Church/Sagrado de Corazon
38th & Pleasant (SW corner)
If you are experiencing, or anticipating, a shortage of grocery staples in the coming week, please know you are invited to participate in the Incarnation/Sagrado de Corazon Grocery Distribution Event. Intended for low-income households, or those that have difficulties accessing food, there is no cost to participate. Enough groceries will be available to provide food-security for the coming week to 1200 families. Zip codes will be collected at the event to allow for increased food distribution at this location in the coming weeks.
Participants are asked to arrive by car, if possible. Four lanes will be formed and be directed to enter the parking lot from Pleasant Avenue. Boxes of groceries will be placed directly in your car by volunteers. Each box contains enough calories of food to feed a family of four for an entire week. Much of the food is dried or canned so will be shelf-stable. There is also a walk-up and bike lane.
If you are interested in supporting this outreach you can make direct financial donations to the Incarnation COVID-19 Food Shelf at this link: http://bit.ly/IncarnationFoodShelf
Thank you for your patience and care as our city and nation experience a housing crisis compounded by the recent COVID-19 global pandemic. The population of unhoused neighbors living in MLK Park encampments has grown 3x since June.
How can I help my unhoused neighbors? The best way you can help right now is to use your time and energy to advocate for dignified short, medium and long-term housing solutions in our city. We do not recommend individual citizens attempt direct engagement work with encampments. Those experiencing homelessness deserve social service solutions delivered by trained and trauma-informed providers. Please respect the autonomy of all encampments, including prioritizing your personal safety and boundaries. Consider a financial donation to trusted organizations serving our community: ZACAH, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, The Link, and Park Avenue Center.
Housed neighbors stand in solidarity with unhoused neighbors prioritizing humanitarian aid, while acknowledging systems, events and health issues that can lead to short-term and chronic homelessness. Informal mutual aid efforts provide food and minimal ice to as many parks across the city as possible, this is not a sustainable solution. We demand our elected officials immediately address the current humanitarian housing crisis in Minneapolis. Please contact your elected officials, today! And then copy that email to Mayor Jacob Frey and Governor Tim Walz.
More information to be communicated through KFNA in the near future, stay tuned.
MLK Park Housing Advocates