There have been few economic recessions that can compare to the stock market collapse of 2008. This economic downturn, only matched by the Great Depression, has left many families in our community in dire straits, but you can help during these trying times. By simply volunteering at your local food pantry, you can make a positive impact on countless lives.
It certainly would be a tremendous benefit for Minneapolis area food pantries to have apartment residents come out and lend a helping hand at one of the numerous pantries like Second Harvest Heartland. This local organization, located in the Twin City of St. Paul, provides food services to local soup kitchens, shelters and food shelves. You can help this nonprofit by making a monetary donation, a food donation, or simply volunteering your time.
Be a helpful neighbor by volunteering at Twin Cities food pantries and truly making a difference in the lives of children, families and individuals in need who frequent the Salvation Army ‘s Food Shelf Helper. By being a volunteer, you can assist in unloading food donations and helping to stock the shelves. Help them by dropping in at their Minneapolis Parkview Center located on 2024 Lyndale Ave N in Minneapolis.
If you’re looking for more ways to help, consider being a volunteer for VEAP food pantry program. VEAP, or Volunteer Enlisted to Assist People, is looking for motivated volunteers to help stock and pack food, or simply drive a VEAP van.
With so many ways to help your community, there are few reasons to waste a slow weekend lounging around the apartment.