Simpson United Methodist Church

A nonprofit organization

$1,735 raised by 8 donors

3% complete

$50,000 Goal


THE SIMPSON FOOD PANTRY IS LOCATED AT 28TH AND 1ST AVENUE SOUTH SERVING MINNEAPOLIS'S WHITTIER NEIGHBORHOOD AND SURRONDING AREAS AS A PRIMARY FOOD PANTRY.

Simpson Food Pantry is a community-based nonprofit located on 28th and First Ave. South, in Minneapolis’s Whittier neighborhood, that aims to provide predictable, healthy and culturally relevant food options to our neighbors facing food insecurity. The Food Pantry has been a vital and trusted resource since the 1960s and the community relies on it more now than ever before; especially due to the lasting-effects from the COVID-19 pandemic, increased prices in groceries, and the George Floyd riots. 

We currently provide food to the community through three food distributions. On Tuesday mornings, food shelf shoppers are able to access fresh, healthy food options including produce, protein and dairy; much like a pop-up market. Every Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings, our food pantry is open to shoppers for dry goods including grains, various non-essentials as well as additional proteins and dairy.  During this past year alone we have served 36,000 people between the three distributions; 4 times more than we did pre-pandemic. In the past few years our size has grown from a small 400 sq. foot room, to over 3,000 sq. feet in our current building.

Unfortunately, the Food Pantry is having to close its doors when our community needs us most. Simpson Housing Services will be constructing a new building at the current  location.  The Shelter’s new footprint will not have enough space for what the current pantry is in need of. This means that Simpson Food Pantry is in need of a new location, which we will need funding for. The Simpson Community decided rather than put money into the current building, made the decision that will impact the needs of the community and neighborhood for many more years to come. We need your help raising funds so Simpson Food Pantry can continue providing food to a community that has widespread food insecurity.

Your donations that address food-insecurity will help bring about the day when all persons will be sufficiently and nutritionally fed. Make no mistake – every dollar you contribute to the Simpson Food Pantry, (especially during Give to the Max when your contributions are doubled), will directly impact precious children and households for the better! On this Give to the Max Day, please add us to your giving list and donate.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Simpson United Methodist Church

other names

Simpson Food Pantry

Tax id (EIN)

41-0705805

Address

2740 1st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Phone

612-874-7741

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