Growing FNK Fund!
First Nations’ Kitchen (FNK) is a ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis and has been serving healthy, organic, traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment every Sunday evening since November 2, 2008.
First Nations Kitchen is primarily a justice-focused, Gospel-based ministry. Its main intent is to provide food to indigenous people who would not otherwise have access to high-quality, fresh organic food in an environment of radical hospitality and cultural empowerment.
FNK serves primarily indigenous people in the Twin Cities, particularly residents of nearby Little Earth of the United Tribes, the largest indigenous urban housing community in the U.S. FNK models environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of the program (composting, recycling) and serves fare based on an ancestral diet of First Nations people (buffalo, turkey, walleye, and wild rice). Every week, First Nations Kitchen receives and distributes fresh, organic produce to underserved people throughout the Twin Cities, in place of our weekly meals, during the Covid-19 pandemic. FNK has also been providing to-go meals alongside the produce as frequently as possible. Uniquely, First Nations Kitchen is a ministry led by indigenous people for indigenous people. We practice radical hospitality in every part of our work by treating our guests with dignity and breaking bread with them. In addition, FNK enjoys volunteer support from 13 area Episcopal congregations, numerous multi-faith groups, as well as the Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) of William Mitchell.