Side-By-Side: Celebrating Differences for a Common Cause

On September 15-16, 2018, our diverse St. Paul East Side community is coming together to pack 250,000 meals that will provide relief to families in our neighborhoods facing hunger challenges. Eleven faith communities are partnering with Meals From The Heart to pack food, which will then be distributed to food shelves and churches across MN to get into the hands of those who need help with food. This event will take place at Gustavus Adolphus Church (1669 Arcade Street) on Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th. Volunteers will work in groups of 10 to mix rice, dried vegetables, protein and flavoring into a packet that is then sealed and packed into a box. Area businesses, civic groups, scout troops, sports teams, and anyone at all is invited to sign up teams to volunteer for a 2-hour packing shift. Over 900 volunteers are needed to pack 250,000 meals. You can sign up here: Sign up today to show the community your business cares!