Tamara Jorell

Writing life and the neighborhood

Writing life and the neighborhood

 

The Good Neighbor Meal

Are you looking for a volunteer activity for a group?

The Good Neighbor Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is a building that houses a couple of churches, but the owners also use it to benefit the city through a kids’ tutoring program and a meal program, The Good Neighbor Meal, where volunteers host a meal and feed those in need.

Last Saturday, our family hosted the meal, and the following volunteers served 130 plates of food and/or donated to the cause:

Micara and Todd Baker

Diane Barvels

Elisabeth Blees

Jeff, Sherry, and Bethany Bogenholm

Cindy Brown

Mother Minnie Brown

Lisa Carlson

Joe Courtemanche

Alvaro Domenighi

Deborah McDaniel Dunn and Trevor Dunn

Heidi, Mark, Adeline, and Ilya Edwards

Jon Gordon

Colleen Grewenow

Karyn Hansen

Joan Jacobson

Marie and Greg Johnson

Shelby Lanning

Joe Loftus

Susan, Ryan, Milo, and Lucy MacDonald

Connie Nelson

Jessica and Ava Nielson

Sidney Orchard

Ann Rubin and Sandy Almquist

Lynette and Mike Simser

Sandy and Chris Tutka

Thank you, everyone! And a special thank you to our North Minneapolis friends at The Thirsty Whale Bakery who donated and delivered cupcakes for all.

If you’d like to get involved too, meals are hosted/served the second and last Saturdays of each month. Send me a private message here so I can connect you with the coordinator to reserve your date.

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*Names in this blog have been changed to protect my family, neighbors, and friends in the neighborhood, and in a nod of appreciation to the beloved Swedish author Maj Lindman, I’ve renamed my three blondies Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka.

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