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Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Neighborhood Centers, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: To improve the lives of the residents of the east side of st. Paul, by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and promoting their independence.

Programs: Emergency services program operates two food shelves and provides emergency assistance to families and individuals. This program also serves families and children by providing school supplies, holiday food and support. The program served 9,702 individuals.

the senior program provides meals on wheels and chore services, vital to assisting individuals in maintaining independence; a monthly brown bag of food, at minimal cost, to supplement food budget and improve nutrition; and social activities to keep seniors involved in their community and impact their sense of isolation. The program served 844 individuals.

youth and family programs includes academic enrichment, cultural awareness, mentoring, and support aimed at closing the achievement gap, and addressing the racial disparities and disproportionality of services for youth and their families, ages 5 to 15 years. Parenting enrichment classes, case management and referal services are included. The program served 832 individuals.

the employment program and all other program activities.

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