BENEFIT RECIPIENTS

Minnesota FoodShare, a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches (GMCC), engages thousands of Minnesotans each year via the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, food insecurity education and awareness efforts, and state and federal advocacy efforts supporting programs that address poverty and food insecurity.

 

PRISM (People Responding in Social Ministry) started as a small, informal effort and has since evolved into a strong, sustainable organization that is considered a leading provider of basic needs services in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.

 

Walk to Defeat ALS is an annual event let by the ALS Association (National Office and the MN/ND/SD Chapter). They focus primarily on providing services to assist people with ALS and their families live with ALS. The local chapter also supports the National ALSA office through revenue sharing and research contributions.

 

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery remains the only residential crisis nursery in Minnesota, and one of only 20 in the country. They started back in 1978 with a goal to establish a crisis helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and to shelter six children per day. Today they answer over 4,000 crisis calls and shelter over 2,200 children a year. They remain committed to ending child abuse and neglect and to supporting and strengthening families in our community.

 

FATHER Project was originally administered by the City of Minneapolis and became a program of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota in 2004. Since then, it has served hundreds of fathers in the community through an extensive network of collaborative partners. The FATHER Project has received national recognition as an effective and innovative organization.

 

Dinner At Your Door is a non-profit, independent, ecumenical program designed to serve the homebound. They deliver about 135 meals each day by volunteer drivers to clients with physical or mental disabilities, patients recovering from surgery or hospital stays and the elderly. DAYD is independent, relying on financial donations from individuals, civic groups and churches to keep their program going.