Donating to PRISM brings dignity-centered services to the communities within Minneapolis’ northwest suburbs to participants needing basic need resourcing. With your generosity, we can provide for over 5,500 households in the community with food, clothing, and housing each year.
In 1970, community members in New Hope, Minnesota, banded together after they realized their neighbors were struggling to provide food for their families. Alongside several faith-based partners, People Responding In Social Ministry, better known as PRISM, established a food and basic needs resource in the surrounding community. Today, we serve a larger community area, stretching into Plymouth, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale, and Golden Valley. Throughout the years, we have adapted our programs and services to fit the needs of our community best, adding housing assistance as one of its Marketplace Food Shelf core programs. Currently, we provide services such as a Marketplace Food Shelf, Housing Programs, Shop for Change Thrift Store, and Children’s programs.
Fifty years later, we are still seeing our participants experience instability. Hunger insecurity is rising dramatically while the impacts of COVID-19 continue to widen the disparities we see in our community. Before the pandemic, 1 in 11 families experienced the challenges of food insecurity. Today, that number has jumped to 1 in 6 families, which hasn’t been seen since the Great Depression.
At PRISM, we firmly believe that everyone is a whole and complete individual, and we make it our mission to treat every single one of our participants with dignity, compassion, and respect.
PRISM: Building healthy, stable lives.