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About this campaign
Proceeds from the t-shirts will support House of Charity's Food Centre. The Food Centre, located at 714 Park Avenue, serves free meals to the public
365 days a year and is the only free lunch program in Minneapolis that is open seven
days a week.
On average, 11,500 meals are served each month, with daily public participation of 350 people (on average). Breakfast is served every weekday to women, children, and men with children. Lunch is served every day to anyone who walks through our doors, no questions asked.
Some people find out about other House of Charity programs through the Food Centre, and end up securing housing, case management and/or treatment because they came for a meal. In 2015, ourFood Centre provided 130,827 meals to those in need.
A strong relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank and a new connection to General Mills have provided the Food Centre with access to large quantities of fresh food. Recently, General Mills donated nearly 1,000 pounds of cubed beef - a versatile food item that we used to create many meals. Staff members have been successful at securing donated food from a variety of other sources as well, always finding creative ways to incorporate the donations into tasty and nutritious meals. These donations, combined with the work of nearly 2,000 volunteers each year (who donate about 4,000 hours of their time), keeps the cost of each meal low, an average of 50 cents per meal served.