Source MN, Urban Outreach and Anti-Trafficking: Est 1987
2020 Covid and Mpls Unrest Responses: - 10,000 Monthly Homeless Meals in the spring - 200 Tons of groceries during the summer
Homeless youth, trafficking victims, impoverished immigrants, addictions and the marginalized have all been part of Source’s outreach focus and transitional homes. Source serves individuals throughout the Twin Cities Metro and hosts National Homeless Youth Outreaches. The Fallout Urban Art Center is the hub of outreach as our community/resource center.
The Fallout is located just a few blocks north of East Lake St in South Mpls in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country: 1) 100 languages within 1.5 miles, 2) 3 homeless shelters and immigrant housing within a few blocks, 3) Minneapolis Art Institute and MCAD across the block.
Our network of supporters and volunteers have allowed us to serve thousands in the urban environment. Thousands of volunteer hours annually, donating time and resources from individuals, businesses and congregations have allowed Source to make a continued impact since 1987.
2020 Responses: Source has participated in outreach on E Lake Street for 25 years. The East Lake street corridor was the 2 mile stretch that over 200 buildings were vandalized and 135 burned down in the Minneapolis Unrest in May 2020.
The spring of 2020 ushered in a homeless and poverty food crisis that was compounded with the George Floyd Unrest in May. The results have led to record high homelessness and crime rates, devastating the impoverished immigrant and homeless communities. Source’s response included increasing our food distribution 10-fold. We served and delivered 10,000 monthly meals for the homeless in the spring and summer. Then after the unrest we served 100 tons of fresh produce and groceries from the Lake Street Kmart parking lot in June.
Since June we have continued to provide 40-50 tons of groceries monthly from the Fallout.
2020 has devastated the communities that surround E Lake Street. It will take a long-haul vision, commitment and partners to see a rebuild be successful.
Click HERE to check out more information about Source MN as well as “Lake Street 22” our vision for helping rebuild E Lake St in 2021-22. Thank you for your support.
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Source Online Fall Gathering 2020: November 21st, 5pm - To learn more and to RSVP, click the button below. Facility Tours are also available November 21st and 22nd, see https://sourcemn.org/fallgathering/ for more information.