Outreach in Our Community

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Making a Difference in Our Community

So much is happening in the world right now. We want to make sure Living Word is a light and support to our community during these unprecedented times. We want to lead by compassion and wisdom. Our plan to help our community is to have a long-term approach so we are still helping those in need when the dust has settled, and the cameras have been turned off. Thanks to your support, we are making an impact in our community. Living Word is also a preferred partner with Good in the ‘Hood so we can better help our community in new ways.

Here’s what are we doing as a church.

  • Collected over 18,000 pounds of food during Drive Thru Food Drives held at various campuses
  • Provided 1,000 protective face masks for our medical community
  • Delivered 1,200 meals to the Allina Health EMS hub to serve the EMS professionals
  • Transported over 200,000 pounds of food to those in need in our community
  • Distributed over 8,000 boxes of food to schools, organizations, and those in need in our community
  • Delivered 700 meals and 350 cases of water to those in need in the Minneapolis area affected by the riots
  • Helped with cleanup and repairs of areas in Minneapolis affected by the riots

Supporting local churches in the Twin Cities
On a monthly basis, we continue to support churches within the Twin Cities with their outreaches as well, such as Camden Promise, a meal ministry of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, and the Beacon of Hope Community Meal and Food Shelf. The need for food continues to increase in the Twin Cities. Living Word is committed to working with others to provide these ministry opportunities around the cities. Thank you to our volunteers and Pastor Jean for making this happen on a regular basis.

Ongoing Outreach
We will continue to work with our partner, Good in the ‘Hood to utilize our facility and equipment here at Living Word to pack and distribute food to those in need in the Twin Cities. We have a food donation box located outside the main lobby doors so you can drop off nonperishable food donations at any time.

TEXT TO GIVE
Every donation toward outreach helps us to provide more relief to those in need. Text LWOUTREACH and the amount to 28950 (ex: lwoutreach 20).

DONATE ITEMS
We are always collecting items to help those in need. Donations can be dropped off in the bin outside our main lobby doors at our Brooklyn Park campus.

Non-Perishable Items Needed: 
Canned chicken, canned tuna, canned or dry beans, peanut butter, hearty soups and chili, cereal, rice, pasta, ramen, packaged instant meals, canned fruit in juice (not syrup), canned vegetables, (low or no sodium), spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes (sauce/diced/whole/paste), coffee/tea, cooking oil/olive oil, salad dressings, salsa, seasonings and condiments.
Personal Care Items Needed:
Diapers, baby formula, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, wet wipes, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

VOLUNTEER
We are partnering with Good in the ‘Hood to help provide assistance all over the Twin Cities. If you’d like to help, you can volunteer at one of the many food programs or Shoe Away Hunger programs listed below. Please note: Times and dates may change due to the fluidity of current circumstances. Please call Good in the ‘Hood at 612.440.7463 to verify before visiting a location. Let them know you are a volunteer from Living Word.

Food in the Hood at Cedar Valley
(1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5–8 p.m.)
Cedar Valley Church
28600 Bloomington Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425

Food in the Hood at Beacon of Hope
(2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5–8 p.m.)
Beacon of Hope Church
2827 Newton Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at 800 WF Pop-Up Mobile
(4th Thursday of each month from 12–2 p.m.)
WorkForce Center
800 West Broadway Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Macedonia Pop-Up Mobile
(4th Wednesday of each month from 1–3:30 p.m.)
Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 1st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at MP Pop-Up Mobile
(1st Thursday of each month from 3:15–5:30 p.m.)
Maple Pond Homes
1854 Beebe Rd
Maplewood, MN 55109

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at PPL Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 4th Tuesday from 1–3 p.m.)
Project for Pride in Living
2020 Elliot Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Webster Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 3rd Thursday 3:20–4:45 p.m.)
Webster Elementary
2170 7th Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55109

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Hennepin Technical College Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 2rd Thursday of month from 3–5 p.m.)
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Weaver Elementary Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of month from 3:30–5:30 p.m.)
Weaver Elementary School
2135 Birmingham Street
Maplewood, MN 55019

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Montreal Courts Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of month from 3:30–5:30 p.m.)
Shoreview YMCA
3760 Lexington Ave
Shoreview MN 55126

NEW  FOODSHELF-IN-A-BOX POP-UP MOBILE START UPS SOON TO BE OPEN

New or slightly used shoes are ALWAYS wanted and needed. Here is how you can donate shoes to this program:

  • Bring shoes (up to 50 pairs at any one time) to any of the nine Schuler Shoes stores in the Twin Cities.
  • Host a neighborhood/family shoe collection and bring them to the Good in the ‘Hood warehouse (8063 Ranchers Rd NE, Fridley, MN 55432) any Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 8:30–2 p.m.
  • Call Pastor Jamie Morrison at 612.440.7463 to schedule a shoe drop.

You can also volunteer to help sort shoes at the Good in the ‘Hood warehouse (8063 Ranchers Rd NE, Fridley, MN 55432) on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 12–3 p.m.

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Hiawatha YMCA
(Distribution on the 1st Wednesday of month from 4–7 p.m.)
Hiawatha YMCA
4100 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Emma B Howe YMCA
(Distribution on the 3rd Thursday of month from 4–7 p.m.)
Emma B Howe YMCA
2304 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Food Shelf In-A-Box at NC Esperanza
(Distribution on the 4th Saturday of month from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
New Creation Lutheran Church Esperanza
1053 Jefferson St. S.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Food Shelf In-A-Box at SMLC Esperanza  
(Distribution on 2nd Saturday of month from 10:30–12:30 p.m.)
St. Michael Lutheran Church Esperanza
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Harmony School  
(Distribution on 3rd Tuesday of month from 12:30–3:30 p.m.)
Harmony School
1961 County Road C East
Maplewood, MN 55109

SHOE AWAY HUNGER SITES
Shoe Away Hunger is a Good in the ‘Hood program where footwear is turned around to provide an eco-friendly means of support for the Feeding The Future programs. Please call Good in the ‘Hood at 612.440.7463 to verify before visiting a location. Let them know you are a volunteer from Living Word.

Bloomington-Cedar Valley Church
July 7th from 5–8 p.m.
8600 Bloomington Ave S.,
Bloomington, MN 55425

Mankato- Project Community Connect
July 14th from 12–4 p.m.
1 Civic Center Plaza,
Mankato, MN 56001

Bloomington-Cedar Valley Church
July 21st from 5–8 p.m.
8600 Bloomington Ave S.,
Bloomington, MN 55425

Contact our volunteer coordinator, Pastor Jean Christenson if you are interested in helping in an outreach.
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Living Word is partnering with Good in the ‘Hood to help provide assistance all over the Twin Cities. If you need help, you may visit one of the many food programs listed below. Please note: times and dates may change due to the fluidity of current circumstances. Please call Good in the ‘Hood at 612.440.7463 to verify before visiting a location.

Food in the Hood at Cedar Valley
(1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5–8 p.m.)
Cedar Valley Church
28600 Bloomington Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425

Food in the Hood at Beacon of Hope
(2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 5–8 p.m.)
Beacon of Hope Church
2827 Newton Ave North
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at 800 WF Pop-Up Mobile
(4th Thursday of each month from 12–2 p.m.)
WorkForce Center
800 West Broadway Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Macedonia Pop-Up Mobile
(4th Wednesday of each month from 1–3:30 p.m.)
Macedonia Baptist Church
3801 1st Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at MP Pop-Up Mobile
(1st Thursday of each month from 3:15–5:30 p.m.)
Maple Pond Homes
1854 Beebe Rd
Maplewood, MN 55109

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at PPL Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 4th Tuesday from 1–3 p.m.)
Project for Pride in Living
2020 Elliot Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Webster Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 3rd Thursday 3:20–4:45 p.m.)
Webster Elementary
2170 7th Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55109

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Hennepin Technical College Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 2rd Thursday of month from 3–5 p.m.)
Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Weaver Elementary Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of month from 3:30–5:30 p.m.)
Weaver Elementary School
2135 Birmingham Street
Maplewood, MN 55019

Foodshelf-In-A-Box at Montreal Courts Pop-Up Mobile
(Distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of month from 3:30–5:30 p.m.)
Shoreview YMCA
3760 Lexington Ave
Shoreview MN 55126

NEW  FOODSHELF-IN-A-BOX POP-UP MOBILE START UPS SOON TO BE OPEN

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Hiawatha YMCA
(Distribution on the 1st Wednesday of month from 4–7 p.m.)
Hiawatha YMCA
4100 S 28th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Emma B Howe YMCA
(Distribution on the 3rd Thursday of month from 4–7 p.m.)
Emma B Howe YMCA
2304 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Food Shelf In-A-Box at NC Esperanza
(Distribution on the 4th Saturday of month from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.)
New Creation Lutheran Church Esperanza
1053 Jefferson St. S.
Shakopee, MN 55379

Food Shelf In-A-Box at SMLC Esperanza  
(Distribution on 2nd Saturday of month from 10:30–12:30 p.m.)
St. Michael Lutheran Church Esperanza
9201 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55437

Food Shelf In-A-Box at Harmony School  
(Distribution on 3rd Tuesday of month from 12:30–3:30 p.m.)
Harmony School
1961 County Road C East
Maplewood, MN 55109

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