FREE Fresh Produce Distribution!

Tuesday evenings this summer and fall
5 – 6:30pm

July 25 – August 8 – August 22
September 12 – September 26 – October 10

Outdoor produce giveaway through Little Kitchen Foodshelf and Second Harvest Heartland. Location is at Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 NE 6th St. In the SE Corner of the parking lot.

* Distribution is open to anyone, not just preregistered food shelf customers. We would prefer to offer this service to our neighbors in greatest need. If you are a Little Kitchen Foodshelf client this event does NOT count as a monthly visit to the foodshelf, it is in addition to your monthly visit.

* The main food pantry will be closed on produce distribution nights.

* This is an outdoor event. Event may be cancelled due to bad weather.

* No pre-registration is necessary; service will be determined by lottery. Each household at the check in point will be given a lottery number at 4:45 pm, and households will be admitted in the order of numbers drawn at random.

* Those attending the event should NOT line up early; being first in line does not mean you will be first to receive produce. We cannot allow people to line up before 4:30.

* There is a short check in required for each household being served, but you do not need to bring any documentation.

* Please bring your own shopping bags if you can.

* If you drive to the event, please park on the street on 15th. Grace Center houses schools and we need to keep 6th St clear for school buses.

Questions? Call Little Kitchen Foodshelf at 612-788-2444.

Little Kitchen FoodShelf Garage Sale

Yard Sale for Little Kitchen

Friday, June 23:   8 am to 5 pm
Saturday, June 24 :   8 am to 4 pm

Sale held at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church parking lot on the corner of 27th and Johnson St NE.

Gustavus Adolphus Church Parking Lot 27th and Johnson St. NE

This is a Name Your Price Sale. Gather your treasures, then name your price!

All proceeds benefit the Little Kitchen Food Shelf,
a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church

Your donations needed.  Please bring your gently used items to the sale on Friday 6/23 between 8 am and 12 pm. The more we have to sell, the more money we can make for the food shelf! No large furniture please.

If you would like to volunteer or need to drop off donations early, please contact Beth.

March FoodShare 2016

MNFoodShareLogo400pxOur participation in the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign has begun! This statewide campaign helps us raise funds for our Little Kitchen FoodShelf by offering a percentage-match based on the pounds of food and monetary donations we collect during the month. This campaign is an important part of the food shelf’s annual operating budget and we depended on YOU to make it a success!

Here are ways YOU can support this campaign:

Shop at the Eastside Food Co-op: Shop at our local Co-op (on 25th and Central Ave. NE) during the month of March, and round up at the register! Every year the Co-op collects up to $5,000 in round-up funds that it gives to Little Kitchen. That buys us five weeks worth of food-bank supplies!

Make a Donation: We always need food (click here for a list) and hygiene donations. Call the church office to arrange for the best time to drop off items. Or, make a cash donation. For every $1 you donate, we can buy up to $10 worth of food from our food banks! You can make an online contribution on the church website by clicking here or send in a check. Mail your check to Little Kitchen, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, or drop off your check (write LKF in the memo line) in the offering plate at the Sunday Morning Worship service.

Fundraising Boosts Little Kitchen FoodShelf!

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Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign! Here are the results:

Money Raised: $23,768.18 (includes a $10,000 matching gift from a generous, anonymous donor form Grace Church and $6,000 raised by the Eastside Food Co-op when customers “rounded up at the register.”)

Pounds of Food Collected: 2,060

The money raised will help erase the Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN) debt we have had on the books from 2014. (The Little Kitchen Foodshelf purchases basic staples at or below wholesale cost from EFN to supplement food supplies and meet the needs of hungry neighbors.)

In addition to the totals above, the Little Kitchen Foodshelf will receive additional funds through a percentage-match from Minnesota FoodShare to help stock its shelves throughout the year.