Prevail Mix

A nonprofit organization

Prevail News (DBA) Prevail Mix

Our Mission is Two-Fold: 

To work with partners to provide food and meals to those who are unhoused or who can't afford groceries.

To provide jobs and work opportunities for Street Survivors (current and formerly unhoused individuals).

Our Current Partners in Food Justice (Designate "Food Justice" when donating)


Our commercial kitchen is located in the midway area in Saint Paul, MN, at Zion Community Commons (1697 LaFond Street). This kitchen is used by chef Colin Anderson and other volunteers for serving healthy, nutritious foods from ingredients that accommodate dietary restrictions. Meals are served three times a week at Zion and increasingly to homeless encampments. We estimate an average of 200 free meals are served every week.

FREE or PAY-AS-YOU-CAN groceries:

Nutritious and fresh foods largely from local farmers (depending on season) are served at open markets both at Zion Community Commons and at a location in Minneapolis. Chef Colin Anderson with other volunteers provide the impetus for this effort to provide dignity to recipients. Other food give-away programs rely on out-of-date, throw-away canned and packaged foods fit for poor diets. Colin started with once a month food markets and meals in 2022 to four a month in early 2024. This level is expected to increase by 30 - 50% upon added donation monies.

Our Work with Job Creation (Designate "Job Creation" when donating)

We believe all persons thrive best when working at a job. 

So our mission is to create jobs for those who are unhoused or have been unhoused, what we call Street Survivors.

Sure. Jobs are plentiful. But applicants with gaps in job histories, criminal backgrounds (one in four people), poor credit ratings, no transportation, and no prior experience simply are not hired.

So the jobs we create target many of those who are in the street survivor population.

We have already hired one person to free them from the transitional housing system and into an apartment. In so doing, we have created a transitional housing space for another person who is a Street Survivor.

In 3 short months we started a business (Prevail Mix), hired one Street Survivor, AND got one person off the streets! Incredible.

We want to hire more people to get others off the streets, one by one. Since those three months we have been looking at other opportunities to make products.

If we don't create jobs, those who live day to day on the streets will continue to do so.

Can you help us? Because we are small and currently with unpaid staff, 100% of your donation goes directly toward getting a Street Survivor into housing. We will use your much needed donation to scale up our Prevail Mix business.

Thank you for your donation!

Organization Data


Organization name

Prevail Mix

other names

Prevail News

Tax id (EIN)



Humanitarian Aid


950 Cromwell Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55114



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