Al-Maa’uun Aids North Minneapolis Community with Food Help

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January 24, 2017 By: Marie Pauley Category: Partner News

Al-Maa’uun Food Shelf in North Minneapolis is one of Second Harvest Heartland’s oldest partners. Masjid An-Nur opened the food shelf in an effort to meet the needs of the community and congregation members by providing occasional hot meals.

Today, every third Saturday of each month, the food shelf serves the broader community with hot meals and distributions that include fresh produce. Along with their regular food shelf hours, during the winter months, Al-Maa’uun hosts large-scale distributions reaching hundreds of families at once with 40,000+ pounds of food from the Retail Food Rescue program. Through these multiple types of distribution, they are reaching families in need with no questions asked during a time of year when the need is great.

The supplemental distributions were featured in stories by both KSTP and WCCO – shedding light on the great work our partners are doing to address issues of food access in the community.

We cannot do our work alone and we are grateful for partners like the Al-Maa’uun Food Shelf. Learn more about how Second Harvest Heartland works with nearly 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs like Al-Maa’uun to reach our hungry neighbors with the food they need to thrive.


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