Â If so consider making a small gift of $5-10 to KFNA to keep this musical community event going. Venmo @kingfield_kfna or text the word â€˜porchfestâ€™ to 44321. KFNA keeps the music going all summer by kicking off â€˜On Thursdays We Sing!â€™, on July 1!
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 communityâ€™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 canâ€™t gather as a community?Â Empty Bowls is about more than soup!
What REALLY goes into the â€œsoupâ€ 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 CafÃ© 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 â€˜Affordable Housingâ€™ to #44-321Â 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, Grandmaâ€™s BorschtÂ or Auntie Maeâ€™s Fiery Corn Chowder, and share that as well. KFNA will be creating a virtual â€œbulletin boardâ€ of you images to show the engagement and activity in our community!Â
Empty Bowls Action #4: RSVP to attend the Empty Bowls (Virtual) Community Dinner & Trivia Event
RSVP here to save your householdâ€™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 Kingfieldâ€™s residents and dwellings. Tane says, â€œitâ€™s going to be a super fun, interactive online trivia event, where YOU can play with, and against!, others in the neighborhood!â€Â
And did we say prizes? We should have, as there will be prizes too!Â
Any questions about Kingfield Empty Bowls should be directed to KFNA Executive Director Sarah Linnes-Robinson.
$10 gift cards to local businesses will be given as part of the Aliveness Project’s Annual Gift Program in their Holiday Stockings, benefiting their 300+ members. Help make it a better holiday season by donating a gift card or two, to help ensure every member can get one!
- If dropping off gift cards yourself, make sure to get them to the Aliveness Project by 3pm today. Enter through the front door at 3808 Nicollet and leave them at the front desk.Â
- If purchasing from one of the businesses (listed below) who has agreed to drop them off, PLEASE ORDER ONLINE OR STOP BY ONE OF THESE BUSINESSES BY NOON TODAY.
Thank you Neighbors, for taking the time to purchase $10 gift cards from our many local shops as gifts for the clients at The Aliveness Project! Already we have contributed almost 100 gifts equaling almost $1000 (which also supports our struggling local stores) to our neighbors living with HIV/AIDS so they can either go purchase something nice for themselves, or a loved one. Our goal is to provide 300 gifts by Friday afternoon, December 11 so they can be used to stuff the gift stockings next weekend so we are well on our way!
Gift cards can be purchased at any local business and brought to the front door of the The Aliveness Project during their regular hours this week. If you want to purchase a gift card but are concerned about making extra trips during this period of COVID precautions, you can also purchase gift cards from the following local businesses on-line, and they will make sure they get delivered to The Aliveness Project in time for the stocking-stuffing!
Businesses that can support a Gift Card purchase include:
For all Gift Cardâ€™s purchased online please enter your name as â€œAliveness Projectâ€ and your email as so we are notified to pick it up for delivery. For any other local businesses not listed below, please deliver your Gift Cards directly to The Aliveness Project.
Â Businesses that can support an E-card purchase include:
For any e-Gift card please send them as a gift to â€œAliveness Projectâ€ (recipient) with the contact as (email).
We are not a â€œhomeowners associationâ€ or a membership organization. Everyone in Kingfield belongs to KFNA. Our work is often low visibility, behind the scenes, and focused on supporting community members. In these uncertain times this support is critical.Â Yet the reality is that the city of Minneapolis is facing significant budget pressures and KFNAâ€™s financial support will be cut significantly over the next several years. To continue to exist in our current capacity, we need donations and engagement from you, as neighbors and stakeholders.
Please consider a financial donation to allow KFNA to continue to be an active community builder and voice at the table.Â Every dollar helps.Â Support KFNA Directly this week with any size donation this week as part of Give to the Max.