A nonprofit organization

$60,296 raised by 213 donors

86% complete

$70,000 Goal

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.


"I have three school-age children, and I struggle to afford enough fresh, healthy food for them throughout the month. After I visit PRISM, our fridge is full, and my children's stomachs are happy."

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 is different. It provided me with the help my family needed to get through a tough time and showed me that asking for help can be empowering. I am stronger and better after visiting PRISM."

PRISM: Building healthy, stable lives.

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Children & Family Community Emergencies

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving


1220 Zane Avenue North
Golden Valley, MN 55422



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