Urban Immersion Service Retreats (UISR)

Through Service Retreats and Poverty and Privilege Trainings, our Urban Immersion program creates a deeper understanding of the complexities of poverty through team building activities and critical reflection. 

Minnesota FoodShare | March Campaign

Run, walk, roll or just party to help the hungry! This fun and new 5K, No K and afterparty was created to benefit Minnesota FoodShare during the March Campaign and features an afterparty at FOOD BUILDING with The Draft Horse, Red Table Meat Co., The Lone Grazer Creamery, local food trucks and Finnegans.

All participants will receive a long-sleeve shirt PLUS a free pint of Finnegans (additional Finnegans will be available for purchase). 100% of all proceeds will go to help 300 food shelves around the state of Minnesota. What a great way for you and your foodie friends to get involved and make a difference for thousands of hungry people in our community. And, with Minnesota FoodShare, you can count on your money going where we say it will. Guaranteed.

Join Minnesota FoodShare's March Campaign Honorary Chairperson Jason DeRusha and make a difference today! 

Event details and schedule
Eat & Run 5K and No-K, benefitting the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, hosted by Jason DeRusha of WCCO Television

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Check-in/ on-site registration: 3 p.m.
5K: 4 p.m.
No K/After-Party: 4:01 p.m.

Sponsored by FOOD BUILDING, The Draft Horse, The Lone Grazer Creamery, Red Table Meat Co., WCCO Television, Neuger Communications, Finnegans, Mill City Running and 1st Fit Running

Minnesota FoodShare | March Campaign Pack the Pews

Minnesota FoodShare invites congregations across the state to participate in Pack the Pews, March 19-25. Pack the pews at your place of worship with non-perishable food items and consider taking up a special collection for the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, every dollar of which goes toward feeding the hungry through 300 food shelves. Watch this video to learn how Mount Olivet Church and Community Emergency Service participate in the March Campaign.

Kinship | National Mentorship Month

In support of National Mentorship Month, Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves shares how Al Horford guided him in the right direction on the Dominican national team. Every kid should have someone to turn to. 

Repost: Deep Poverty Puts Young Children at Risk for Poor Health and Development

Deep Poverty Puts Young Children at Risk for Poor Health and Development

“Deep poverty, which affects approximately 3.9 million young children, clearly makes large numbers of U.S. children vulnerable to health and developmental problems that limit their life opportunities,” said Sheila Smith, PhD, director, Early Childhood at National Center for Children in Poverty.”

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Minnesota FoodShare | Lenten Devotional

"Because we don’t live unto ourselves; we never dine alone, even when we’re alone. Forever and already, we’re connected by the Spirit’s thread into that beautiful, colorful garment of grace. Even when we don’t see it, we are one, Jesus said." - Rev. Shane Isner, Former Disciples of Christ Representative to GMCC Board. Download the "Room at the Banquet" Lenten devotional to read more reflections on hunger and community from Minnesota FoodShare. 

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Minnesota FoodShare | March Campaign

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is the only statewide effort where every dollar donated goes directly to food shelves to purchase food for the hungry. Now is the time to join schools, businesses, restaurants, congregations, and stores in A Different Kind of Food Fight at gmcc.org/minnesotafoodshare. Learn how the Wedge Community Co-op contributes to the March Campaign in this video featuring our honorary chairperson Jason DeRusha of WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota news.

Minnesota FoodShare | March Campaign

As community gathering places and hubs of great food, we believe restaurants are uniquely positioned to make a difference. The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign honorary chairperson and WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota news anchor Jason DeRusha is asking all restaurants in Minnesota to get involved in Kick-in With the Kitchens from March 12th-18th by raising food and funds that go directly to 300 food shelves statewide.