Supporting African American Nonprofits
during Black History Month
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.
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.
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!
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.
Casual for a Cause
Every day this Month
$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:
jeans or shorts
Week of _____
M-F: 8am - 5pm
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.
11:30am - 1:00pm
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