Supporting African American Nonprofits

during Black History Month

#AcmeBlackHistoryMonth

 

Appetite for Change's mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change. We believe food is the key ingredient to nourishing well-being. Systemic barriers make accessing fresh food in North Minneapolis a challenge for many. Through youth and workforce development programs, social enterprises, and policy initiatives, we build community capacity to engage with the food system in a fresh and sustainable way.

The

Charities

Better Futures Minnesota has intentionally embraced adult men who have significant and chronic barriers to stabilization and self sufficiency. Those barriers include chronic homelessness, unemployment, and incarceration. BFM offers a 4 phase/24 month comprehensive and integrated model that includes housing, workforce development, health and wellness. Our unique organization operates as a social enterprise with five business lines that allows us to offer immediate employment to participants.

The Power of People Leadership Institute, co- founded by, Dr. Verna Cornelia and Brother Shane Price, inspires, informs and mentors youth and adults to overcome life’s obstacles through personal development, personal power and leadership. The institute consists of three programs, Girls Taking Action, mentoring program for girls grades 6-12, Boys of Hope Program™, mentoring program for boys grades 6-12 and Re-Planting Program™, works to reduce recidivism, particularly for African Americans. 

 

The

Charity Fair

February 15th

1:00 - 3:00pm

Atrium of the Building

 

Plan to stop down to our charity fair to meet the charities. 

You can learn about their important work, their programs & services as well as any volunteer needs they have.

 

We will have a raffle drawing for those of you who visit each nonprofit at the fair.

 

Popcorn will be served!

 

Volunteer Event

February 15th

2:00pm

Atrium of the Building

 

We will have a speed volunteering event during the charity fair. 

 

We will be putting together "welcome bags" for men new to the Better Futures program.  These men come directly from incarceration and the bags include toiletries and other needed necessities.

 

 

Fundraising Activities

Casual for a Cause

Every day in February

$3 per day

See Lonnie at our reception desk to buy a ticket.  Each $3 ticket is good for one day to wear one or all of the following:

  • sports jersey

  • sports hat

  • jeans or shorts

Silent Auction

Week of February 20th

M-F: 8am - 5pm

Cafe

 

Each department will create a basket or two (see manager for budget) to auction off. 

 

A pizza lunch will be awarded to the department with the best basket.

Chili Cook-off

February 5th

11:30am - 1:00pm

Cafe

 

This will be brutally competitive as our amateur chefs cook up some chili for us!  Come hungry and ready for some good food!

$10 per bottomless tasting bowl

 

Informational Webinars

North Minneapolis Food System

February 2nd

6:00 pm

Register

Food justice is the true opportunity to unlock cycles of generational poverty and oppression. Named one of the fifth largest food deserts in the country, North Minneapolis is under-represented in retail services and new development projects. In reality, our neighborhood is a food “swamp" where large amounts of energy-dense snack foods and fast foods vastly outnumber healthy food options.

The Power of Mentoring

February 5th

6:00 pm

Register

How mentoring increases employees retention.

Social Media and the Human Disconnect

February 8th

6:00 pm

Register

How social media is breaking down our ability to engage and connect with people.

Employment and Housing Barriers for Individuals Being Released from Incarceration

February 12th

6:00 pm

Register

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Recidivism and Criminal Justice Reform

February 16th

6:00 pm

Register

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The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Families of Color

February 20th

6:00 pm

Register

How mass incarceration is impacting families of color.

Mass Incarceration

February 27th

6:00 pm

Register

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