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Growing Minneapolis homeless camp raises public health alarms

The camp dwellers say they feel safer watching over each other in a large group than living scattered on the streets; they are determined to remain despite repeated attempts by the state to clear them out. Katherine “Kat” Yanez stepped out of her tent, took a long...

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf makes move to Mounds View

The Ralph Reeder Food Shelf has recently made the move from New Brighton to Mounds View. “We will certainly miss being in New Brighton,” said Ralph Reeder Program Manager Lisa Baker. “We are still servicing all residents in need and we hope that by having a bigger...

CAER food shelf announces challenge grant

The CAER Food Shelf in Elk River and Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless announce the eighth annual Food Shelf Challenge Grant. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless will proportionally match donations to Community Aid Elk River during the month of July,...

CEAP fills summer, pantries with farm-fresh food

Events to move forward ‘rain or shine’ “Lots of connections happen at a backyard barbecue,” said Community Emergency Assistance Programs Director of Development Rachel Hickok. “This is CEAP’s backyard barbecue.” On July 13, CEAP invited the Brooklyn Center community...

Mid-Summer Food Shelf Challenge at Salvation Army

HIBBING — Upward of 1,600 people served more than 54,000 pounds of food — and that was in just one month. In May, the Hibbing Salvation Army provided 450 people with 19,460 pounds of food from its food shelf, plus gave away another 1,172 people with 34,778 pounds of...