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Community Kitchen MPLS

Community Kitchen makes, packs, and delivers hundreds of meals each week to unhoused neighbors. We're powered primarily by volunteers and food rescue, and we believe everybody deserves tasty and nutritious food. Join us: linktr.ee/communitykitchenmpls

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Financial Contributions

Goal
Hydration help

$5 a month covers one and a half packs of water - half of what we send to most camps in a week

$371.95 USD of $400 USD / month raised (93%)

Starts at$5 USD / month

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+ 51
Goal
Treats Team

Our awesome home bakers need backup sometimes - we think dessert isn't optional!

$189.75 USD of $200 USD / month raised (95%)

$10 USD / month

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+ 18
Goal
Fruit funder

All our meals include a side of fruit. A lot comes in free from produce rescue, but we need help filling in gaps!

$194.50 USD of $300 USD / month raised (65%)

Starts at$20 USD / month

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+ 11
Goal
Packaging provider

$40 covers approximately one meal's worth of to-go containers!

$298.75 USD of $400 USD / month raised (75%)

Starts at$40 USD / month

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+ 2
Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Latest activity by


+ 230

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Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

How do we use canned green beans?

Published on July 8, 2021 by Eileen King

Community Kitchen - like most food shelves - has more canned vegetables than we know what to do with. We're chipping away at most of them a little at a time, but the green beans in particular are coming in faster than we can use them up! Wh...

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News from Community Kitchen MPLS

Updates on our activities and progress.

Join us for dinner on Wednesday!

Our hosts and partners at First Church have a long tradition of holding a first-week-of-September community night, to build connections between neighbors as college students settle in. This year, we're excited to collaborat...
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Published on September 6, 2022 by Eileen King

A mid-year update

Team CK- As of mid-June 2022, we've served well over 7000 meals this year. Here are a couple of highlights: - We are deeply grateful to our hosts and partners First Congregational Church for a generous financial contribution to our work - a...
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Published on June 23, 2022 by Eileen King

A new year!

As 2021 wound down with surging COVID cases and still more police brutality, and 2022 kicked off with a weekend of subzero...
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Published on January 5, 2022 by Eileen King

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Debit from Community Kitchen MPLS to Eileen King

-$95.58USD
Paid
Receipt #86530
walmart
buns
treats

Debit from Community Kitchen MPLS to Eileen King

-$90.37USD
Paid
Receipt #91363
aldi
treats
baking supplies

by Eileen King

-$153.13 USD
Pending
Receipt #97842
costco
baking supplies
sauces
$
Today’s balance

$11.49 USD

Total raised

$21,130.04 USD

Total disbursed

$21,118.55 USD

Estimated annual budget

$29,407.36 USD

About


Community Kitchen started as an effort to feed a hot meal to folks living in Powderhorn Park in summer 2020. Soon after, partnering with First Congregational Church gave us the space to cook a lot more food and get more volunteers safely involved. 

A year and 20,000 hot meals later, we're still going strong, thanks to volunteer kitchen workers and delivery drivers. Working with Twin Cities Food Justice and other food-related mutual aid groups has made it possible for us to cook food that's familiar, comforting, and nutritious for less than a dollar a meal. The vast majority of funds raised are to cover things we can't get from food rescue: packaging, silverware, and drinks.

Our team