Firefighters for Healing brings toys to distract patients during dressing changes, provides meals for families, temporary housing for out-of-towners or camp scholarships, demonstrating they understand what each family needs to survive the trauma.
SLP Seeds in St. Louis Park, a grassroots organization founded in 2012, believes that reconnecting people to the earth through their food will lead to better sustainable practices, as well as help to eliminate hunger.
When budget cuts in 1995 threatened arts programs in St. Louis Park’s public schools, a group of residents came together to advocate for the programs and the value of arts education for youth.
Once a month, St. Louis Park resident Lee Reinharz cofacilitates a group of inmates in exercises designed to help participants transform their power so that it can be used in a more positive way.
March is Minnesota FoodShare Month, and the St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) is participating in the Feinstein Challenge to help feed hungry Minnesotans.
Since 1997, East Coast philanthropist Alan Feinstein has earmarked $1 million for anti-hunger charities. Participating charities have between March 1 and April 30 to gather as many food donations as possible. The Feinstein Challenge then awards a portion of the million dollars to the organization; the award size is based on how much food is donated.