Looking to help?
Here are some ways to get involved.
Volunteers are the backbone of Nourish, in fact Nourish is 100% operated by volunteers.
Each year Nourish volunteers log 1,400 - 1,600 hours to help families in the St. Anthony New Brighton community. Volunteer needs are within our pantry, weekly meal delivery, and in the Free Store each October.
Interested in volunteer opportunities? Take a few minutes to fill out this Volunteer Registration and someone will connect with you.
Donations are always needed. Most donations come from individuals and civic groups within the community we serve. Nourish simply could not provide services to families without the support of people like you. Please consider an ongoing monthly donation or check in with your employer to see if they have a matching program.
In kind donations of household, personal care items, infant care, and pet needs are the backbone of support that the Nourish pantry provides to families each month. These 'extras' allow families to
use their gift cards for food only. With the generous donations from the community, more than 250 people are served each month.
Check out the Pantry page for specific needs
and how to donate to us monthly.
"Nourish 282 has immensely impacted my family for over four years now which otherwise would have made us have to go to bed sometimes without food. The Aldi gift cards have enabled the children to participate in the choice of what needs to be bought and this has always brought smiles to their faces. We just cannot ever thank you enough for your kindness that is engraved in the heart of all of us in my family. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again. It means the world... with rent going out at the end/beginning of the month, it means having a lack of food around that time. This allows for my kids to not feel the hardship."
Project Based Giving
Nourish 282 is supported by an incredibly creative community. Nourish is honored to partner with so many civic organizations, youth groups, schools, and churches who raise funds or collect their greatest needs. Those partnerships include the Boy Scouts who do a spring food drive (collecting more than 2,000 pounds of food!) to multiple Girl Scout Troops who collect outerwear for the annual Free Store, to churches collecting needed pantry staples, the NE Voyagers raising funds annually, schools/sports teams hosting pantry drives, and even professional chefs donating meals to ensure families have a warm meal on their table one night each week.
Consider joining with friends, family, neighbors, sports team, you get the gist, to coordinate a fun project that gives back right here at home. It could be creating birthday bags, collecting feminine hygiene products, or holding a drive for specific items such as diapers, feminine hygiene or pet foods. Kids are so creative, let their imaginations think of a way to raise funds: lemonade stand, backyard show for family and friends, art sale, singing telegrams!
This is called third party fundraising. It is so integral to the success of small non-profits like Nourish, especially since their workforce is volunteer based. It is a great way to bring people together for a greater good. Connect with Nourish if you would like to brainstorm for ideas, would like to know what the greatest needs are at any moment, or just to give them a ‘heads up’ that you are planning a fundraiser. Nourish will happily promote your efforts along the way via social media.
A simple way to help Nourish is to follow them on social media @Nourish282 and share updates and posts. This is a super helpful way to spread awareness to the community, and more shares and likes generate donation dollars. There are times during
specific events and fundraisers that they are looking for Social Media Ambassadors
to help spread messaging in a scheduled manner. Please contact us if you are
interested in being a Social Media Ambassador.