Thank you to the neighbors that cooked, cleaned, organized, shoveled, greeted, and ATE SOUP! It was an amazing day in and outside of Butter Bakery, raising funds to support youth and affordable housing!
Thank you restaurants for sharing your amazing food that fed so many people and helped raise funds for even more!
Thank you volunteers for your time and commitment and flexibility as we figured out the cold, a new set up and location, volunteers being out sick leaving gaps, AND cold technology!
Thank you neighbors for coming and supporting this event, supporting youth at Nicollet Square, and supporting KFNA!
Preliminary numbers are good with 260 people taking food to go from outside and 61 dining indoors for a total of 321 tickets. Donations appear to be tracking at that amount which is impressive for the three hour event!
Sunday February 13, 11 AM – 2 PM, Butter Bakery Café, 3700 Nicollet
- Step 1: Bundle up and go to Butter Bakery, 3700 Nicollet, on Sunday Feb 13 from 11 AM to 2 PM.
- Step 2: Visit the Outdoor Bowl Tent and select a beautiful artist-created, pottery bowl to take home!
- Step 3: Move to the Donation Table and make a donation (suggested at $25 per person) to support Nicollet Square & KFNA as we fight hunger in your community.
- Step 4: Decide if you want to dine at Butter or take soup home for later.
Those opting to take soup-to-go will choose one quart of any of the three delicious varieties donated by Simpls; packaged with bread and cookies to travel (plus a coupon for another quart in the future!)
Those opting to dine on site (indoors or out!) can share their proof of vaccination and enjoy soup from either Victor’s 1959 Café, Clancey’s Meats, or Butter Bakery themselves. This will be served with crusty, fresh bread from Sun Street and Great Harvest, and a choice of delicious dessert from The Lowbrow, Royal Grounds, or Metro Meals on Wheels and Open Arms!
Want to Volunteer? Visit here!
Questions or want to support the event as a sponsor? ">Contact Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director
Hello Kingfield Friends!
I want to let you know of an opportunity to impact housing policy in the Minneapolis in a really simple way. This is the time of year when the city is looking at the way they prioritize funding in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund â€“ last year one of our developments for families coming from homelessness was not funded, and this opened our eyes to the hard choices they are making. We ultimately want to see them use the dollars they have to invest a LOT more in housing at the lowest income levels. We think they need to start by making that a more explicit goal.
I thought of you all of course because Kingfield is so proactive about looking for deeply affordable development! It would mean a lot for the city to also be hearing from you. Please take 5 min to send in letters through Friday April 30th following the simple instructions below.
The City of Minneapolis has published proposed guidelines for the next round of funding through the Affordable Housing Trust Fund. They are receiving comments from Minneapolis residents through the end of the month. This is our chance to make a smoother path for housing that will be truly affordable for residents with low incomes!
- If youâ€™d like to read Beaconâ€™s full letter and comments find it here.
- Write your own email or letter using the template below. We’re asking residents of the City of Minneapolis to send these messages, and to include your councilmember when you do. You do not need to repeat the long and detailed comments we are sending in â€“ the main point is for the city to hear your agreement that resources should first be targeted for households with the lowest incomes. Remind them â€“ this program can do so much more to address homelessness and racial disparities!
- Email your letter to: carrie.goldbergâ€‹@minneapolismn.â€‹gov and copy to egoldthwaitefriâ€‹es@beaconinterfâ€‹aith.org and your City Council member. Look your councilmember up and find their email address here.
Hosted by Butter Bakery Cafe
To connect with Kingfieldâ€™s 100 Days of Community, Butter is offering a set of conversations using Isabel Wilkersonâ€™s book Caste. Join neighbors to consider ways systems of caste are found and active in Kingfield. For March weâ€™ll aim to cover areas from the first third of the book – Weâ€™ll continue the conversations on the third Tuesdays of April and May.
You donâ€™t need to have read the book to benefit from the conversation! And you can join in for any or all three events and still find something to activate you to work for equity.
For more information you can contact Dan at the cafe or by email –
For most of us, home is a given, something we have always had and never had to worry about.
One of our partners that KFNA is fundraising for through Kingfield Empty Bowls is Nicollet Square which is located in Kingfield Neighborhood and is a project of Beacon Interfaith Housing. Watch this short video to look inside Nicollet Square and meet Clifton, a resident in our neighborhood who lives there.
Support Nicollet Square and its’ residents by attending the Kingfield Empty Bowls (Virtual) Community Dinner & Trivia Event on ThursdayÂ February 11, 6:30-8:00 PM!Â RSVP here to save your householdâ€™s spot at the table for this event! Trivia will be hosted by Tane Danger and Heather Meyer, both Kingfield neighbors and members of The Theater of Public Policy.Â
If you cannot attend the event you can donate directly hereÂ and put “Empty Bowls” in the dedication.