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Community Kitchen MPLS

Community Kitchen makes, packs, and delivers hundreds of meals each week to unhoused neighbors. We're powered primarily by volunteers and food rescue, and we believe everybody deserves tasty and nutritious food. Join us:


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Fruit funder

All our meals include a side of fruit. A lot comes in free from produce rescue, but we need help filling in gaps!

$234.50 USD of $350 USD / month raised (67%)

Starts at$20 USD / month

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Packaging provider

$40 covers approximately one meal's worth of to-go containers!

$348.75 USD of $450 USD / month raised (78%)

Starts at$40 USD / month

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Treats Team

Our awesome home bakers need backup sometimes - we think dessert isn't optional!

$224.75 USD of $250 USD / month raised (90%)

$10 USD / month

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Hydration help

$5 a month covers one and a half packs of water - half of what we send to most camps in a week

$365.95 USD of $400 USD / month raised (91%)

Starts at$5 USD / month

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Let’s get the ball rolling!


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Is there a meal delivery plan for T-giving?

Published on November 12, 2022 by Jessie Adams

I'm free to drive 🚗

How do we use canned green beans?

Published on July 8, 2021 by Eileen King

Community Kitchen - like most food shelves - has more canned vegetables than we know what to do with. We're chipping away at most of them a little at a time, but the green beans in particular are coming in faster than we can use them up! Wh...


News from Community Kitchen MPLS

Updates on our activities and progress.

Election Day: success!

Tuesday night looked a lot different from usual - since the church we cook from was being used as a polling place, we had t...
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Published on November 10, 2022 by Eileen King

Join us for dinner on Wednesday!

Our hosts and partners at First Church have a long tradition of holding a first-week-of-September community night, to build connections between neighbors as college students settle in. This year, we're excited to collaborat...
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Published on September 6, 2022 by Eileen King

A mid-year update

Team CK- As of mid-June 2022, we've served well over 7000 meals this year. Here are a couple of highlights: - We are deeply grateful to our hosts and partners First Congregational Church for a generous financial contribution to our work - a...
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Published on June 23, 2022 by Eileen King


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Community Kitchen MPLS ...

Credit from A H to Community Kitchen MPLS

Contribution #587693
Monthly financial contribution to Community Kitchen MPLS

Credit from Incognito to Community Kitchen MPLS

Contribution #586684

by Eileen King

-$258.43 USD
Reimbursement #108942
Today’s balance

$1,187.46 USD

Total raised

$27,648.62 USD

Total disbursed

$26,461.16 USD

Estimated annual budget

$30,095.90 USD


Community Kitchen started as an effort to feed a hot meal to folks living in Powderhorn Park in summer 2020. Soon after, partnering with First Congregational Church gave us the space to cook a lot more food and get more volunteers safely involved. 

A year and 20,000 hot meals later, we're still going strong, thanks to volunteer kitchen workers and delivery drivers. Working with Twin Cities Food Justice and other food-related mutual aid groups has made it possible for us to cook food that's familiar, comforting, and nutritious for less than a dollar a meal. The vast majority of funds raised are to cover things we can't get from food rescue: packaging, silverware, and drinks.

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