THE REAL MINNEAPOLIS
So proud to be featured on the national NBC TODAY Show in July of 2023 for helping in the heat wave!
We have distributed more than 50,000 meals to hungry Minnesotans -- and about 1,750,000 ounces of water since late 2020. Currently, we distribute 500 meals a week. And to clarify, this is hardcore street outreach, 1 meal at a time, directly into the hands of community members (versus dropping off 200 at a time somewhere or distributing from a food shelf or building). We do this year-round regardless of weather or conditions and our food distro programming has never been funded; we rely on volunteers and very slim community funds.
While our handing out water in a heatwave was hot news for 4 different media outlets within 5 days in July, it was literally just another day for The Real MInneapolis. We owe a debt of gratitude to Heidi Wigdahl of NBC Kare11, who has believed in our work and accurately captured our story several times since summer of 2020. She had done a story about the heat a few days prior -- and TODAY Show picked it up. Yay!
The Real Minneapolis cultivates multi-generational hope, health and healing.
We respond to the most pressing needs in the most disinvested communities, in real time.
Your donations allow us to continue our meaningful, impactful work
for overall community health, BIPOC youth advancement,
essentials and services for our unsheltered neighbors,
opioid prevention, and gun violence reduction.
Our custom HOPE Vans are only available as a fundraiser tool for our nonprofit. Contact us if you would like to sponsor "Tiny Diner | Big Dreams" and receive a pair, host a silent auction within your organization or friend group, raffle at your next company party or let's brainstorm some ideas!