Historic Programs 1980 to 2012
1980-1992 Hot Meals Program-Monday-Friday
We served Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner;seated by the host, served by wait staff in the Classic Dining Room with separate tables for individuals and families.
1981-1990 Historic Clothing Closet-Monday-Wednesday-Friday
We gave Free Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Small Household Items, Books; Shoppers received up to one full bag per visit and a personal hygiene item of their choice.
1984-1994 Holiday GiveAways-Every Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
5,000 Holiday Grocery Bags were given to individuals the Wednesday before the holiday. The grocery bags always included meat usually turkeys. More food was given outside such as and fresh vegetables and bread.
1982-2005 Street GiveAways-Served Twice Weekly
We started with bags of day old breads, sweets, and rolls and then fresh vegetables, truckloads of potatoes and dairy products. Various locations throughout the Twin Cities usually empty lots in poor areas.
1985-1989 Hobo Bus-Served Monday-Sunday
5pm for dinner the Hobo Bus parked under the bridge where Target Center is located in Minneapolis today. Hot soups, hot sandwiches were served and brown bag lunches were given for the road. We gave blankets and warm clothes manytimes.
1985-1990 Senior's Day-The 1st of Each Month
A full day's itinerary; Continental Breakfast, shop for clothing, music and social hour, or a movie, or a special guest, Lunch served, Free $100 Drawing other drawings for cakes, pies, and grocery bag for each.
1980-2012 Grocery Shelf-Served Monday-Friday 9:30am-11:20am
Grocery Registration on a walk-in basis from 9:30am-11:00am. Picture ID required with address and household member verification. Those registered can receive free groceries one time a month. No Boundary restrictions.