Sign up here to indicate your interest in serving on a community team forming this Spring whose task will be to bring information on the various Candidates and Races to Our Community. Whether through debates, interviews, or written information, the job of this Team will be to help educate other neighbors about the people, the process, the charter amendments, as well as the dates and details of this year’s election.
Read more about the responsibilities of KFNA Board Members here: https://kingfield.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/KFNA-Board-of-Directors_-2021-Roles-Responsibilities-2.pdf
KFNA is committed to being an equitable and inclusive organization that reflects the diversity and many identities in our neighborhood. We are stronger as an organization when we have a broad vision that includes diverse voices, ways of knowing, and ways of doing. We are committed to taking action to realize this vision. KFNA specifically seeks to foster the leadership and participation of people who neighborhood organizations have historically underinvested in. This includes people who rent, and people who identify as BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ+, youth, and seniors.
The KFNA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday May 15, 4-5 PM on Zoom, due to COVID-19. If you are interested in applying for a position on the KFNA Board of Directors, please submit this application form to indicate your interest by May 9th, 2021.
Reminder: Monday March 22, 7:00-8:00 PM
Online, Register Here
Also, if you want to serve as a Block Contact for your street, please sign up here.
Kingfield Block Contacts are invited gather and share ideas and strategies around KFNA’s 100 Days of Community Campaign! Kingfield Block Contacts are invited gather and share ideas and strategies around KFNA’s 100 Days of Community Campaign! [Read more…]
For ten years, Kingfield Neighbors have gathered together on a cold February evening to dine together on delicious soups and breads, and raise funds for community’s affordable housing partners. Although this year will need to look different, it was felt by the planning team that this year, maybe more strongly than any other year, we NEED this hold this event.
So how do we hold a community dinner when we can’t gather as a community? Empty Bowls is about more than soup!
What REALLY goes into the “soup” at Kingfield Empty Bowls?
- Strengthening local businesses
- Supporting affordable housing
- Building community!
We can still do these things, AND have soup too! See the Menu of Actions Below!
Empty Bowls Action #1: Visit Butter Bakery Café or The Lowbrow for Soup!
Bring one of your own bowls from a past Empty Bowls event to show your support (or feel free to make donation and take a new one of ours!) When you order soup at Butter Bakery or The Lowbrow they will also donate the price of your soup to support affordable housing options in our community! You can even choose to eat it at the restaurant (make a reservation) or get it to-go!
Empty Bowls Action #2: Donate directly to KFNA by texting the words ‘Affordable Housing’ to #44-321 to Support This Work in Our Community!
Donated funds for bowls and soup will be divided between three partners: Nicollet Square, City of Lake Community Land Trust, and KFNA, to support ongoing work like we did this past summer with the unhoused folks at MLK Park. Please also support these amazing local partnering businesses by purchasing something extra with your soup (like a hot coffee, cold beer, or delicious dessert!) so they also benefit from you visit.
Empty Bowls Action #3: Share a photo with Your Community here!
Send a photo to KFNA of your family making soup, enjoying soup from a local participating restaurant, or eating soup at home. You can also take a photo of your favorite soup recipe, Grandma’s Borscht or Auntie Mae’s Fiery Corn Chowder, and share that as well. KFNA will be creating a virtual “bulletin board” of you images to show the engagement and activity in our community!
Empty Bowls Action #4: RSVP to attend the Empty Bowls (Virtual) Community Dinner & Trivia Event
RSVP here to save your household’s spot at the table for the Kingfield Empty Bowls Virtual Community Dinner & Trivia Event. Trivia will be hosted by Tane Danger and Heather Meyer, both Kingfield neighbors and members of the Theater of Public Policy!
Set the table, ladle out the soup, and plug in your laptop to enjoy a special show about Kingfield presented by our hosts Tane and Heather. Be sure to have your cell phone handy so you can also participate in the online Kingfield-centric trivia, focused on the history of Kingfield’s residents and dwellings. Tane says, “it’s going to be a super fun, interactive online trivia event, where YOU can play with, and against!, others in the neighborhood!”
And did we say prizes? We should have, as there will be prizes too!
Any questions about Kingfield Empty Bowls should be directed to KFNA Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson.
Thank you to the six community members that threw their hats (and their hearts!) into the ring for a chance to serve their community as one of the thirteen volunteers that serves the Kingfield Neighborhood as a volunteer leader on the Board of Directors. It is truly heart-warming to see the passion of service and breadth of skills and experience that comes from members of our community. Two residents were selected due to their personal commitments, as well as their experiences in volunteering and leadership.
Katie Blanchard is an experienced organizer, and has been active in organizing her Kingfield neighbors around issues of safety and justice. Her experience will be invaluable to KFNA, as the organization continues its shift toward an organizing model. She has a deep understanding of people power, racial equity and anti-racism, and of the strength that organizations can find when they are willing to reach across lines of difference.
Lorial Roballo is a young woman of color, and holds identities that have been underrepresented on the KFNA board. But beyond that, she has a deep commitment to the values of equity and inclusiveness — values the KFNA Board centers in its work. She is on the Student Senate at Bemidji State University, serving on the Inclusivity and Diversity committee, and is an avid volunteer for projects around the community.
If you are interested in serving on the KFNA board, whether you recently applied or have never heard of this group until this moment, please note that we will have an election for seven additional seats this spring, most likely in early May. To learn more about this opportunity and the Kingfield Neighborhood Association please contact Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson at or 612-823-5980.