Agate Housing and Services

A nonprofit organization

$116,082 raised

100% complete

$100,000 Goal

Update: You did it! You helped us surpass our original $50,000 goal AND our $100,000 stretch goal and fulfill each matching challenge! 

Together we raised a total of $172,367 throughout Give to the Max to help restock and reopen our Food Centre. THANK YOU!

In January, a fire forced us to halt our public meal service at the Food Centre and close the doors of our food shelf.  While kitchen staff have continued to provide meals to our shelter guests and residents of our 510 and Park7 buildings, we are eager to open our doors back up and fully resume our public meals and food shelf operations.  

Thanks to thousands of individuals, businesses and foundations who have contributed over $300,000 so far, and insurance, all equipment and construction costs are covered, but the need for food, supplies, and staffing are still significant.  

Your gift will help us fill our shelves and provide the staff to cook and serve meals at the Food Centre and re-open the food shelf! And thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first $40,000 in gifts made between November 1 - 17th will be matched—doubling your impact! 

Agate's Food Centre has provided the only free public daily meal in downtown Minneapolis, serving 70,000 meals annually. In our most recent survey of Food Centre guests, nearly half of them reported that their lunch at the Food Centre would be their only meal that day. 

In order to move forward with housing goals, people must be able to meet the basic need for food. We are thrilled to be opening the Food Centre very soon and once again have our neighbors back around the tables.  The Food Centre and our food shelf are critical resources in our community and we are so grateful to be back. 

Thank you for your support!


OUR VISION is to ensure that every person and family has a stable place to live, with their basic human needs met and a hopeful path ahead.

OUR MISSION is to end homelessness and relieve hunger through action and advocacy.

OUR PROGRAMS include Street Outreach, comprehensive housing programs, shelters, free public meals, free public showers, representative payee services, birth certificate and ID support.


INTEGRITY—consistently doing the right thing even if it isn’t the popular thing.

EQUITY—fighting the status quo by actively examining and changing the way things are done to better represent the people who are most impacted by homelessness and hunger.

HUMANITY—understanding how these issues impact us–the community, our staff, and the people we work with–as a collective and developing relationships by establishing trust when we put in work to understand the needs of people experiencing homelessness and hunger.

CREATIVITY—responding to the needs of the community with innovative and unique solutions.


These numbers are underscored by the dedication of many people, including our staff, volunteers, donors, and ultimately, those who received our services. In 2021…

  • 70,465 meals served
  • 50,000 nights of service provided
  • 462 individuals given emergency shelter
  • 3,600+ interactions made by Street Outreach teams
  • 676 households were assisted with obtaining birth certificates

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Learn more about our work to end homelessness and hunger by visiting our website at

*Any funds raised above and beyond the needs of the Food Centre will go toward other services including housing programs, shelter and Street Outreach. 

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Organization Data


Organization name

Agate Housing and Services

other names

St. Stephen's Human Services / House of Charity

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Children & Family Humanitarian Aid Emergencies

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


2309 Nicollet Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55404



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