Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced meal programs at school.
The Sheridan Story is an ever-growing network of weekend food programs, commonly called backpack programs, operating in multiple schools. Their organizational model is unique in that The Sheridan Story provides logistical expertise and project execution while leveraging community partnerships for funding and volunteers.
They work right here in Minnesota. Most of their work is in the Twin Cities area, but they work in greater Minnesota, as well.
Lake Harriet UMC partners with The Sheridan Story, distributing bags of food into lockers at Lyndale Community School. The new school year is in full swing, and it is time to start our school year food distribution there. In order to complete our commitment to fight food insecurity, WE NEED YOU!! This school year there are 47 children signed up for this program.
Once per week, we will work as a team of two to place bags of food from The Sheridan Story into the lockers of students in need. The distribution will take approximately one hour. Lifting and pushing of food bins is required. If you are unable to lift, but still wish to volunteer, please let us know. We will be happy to pair you with someone who is able to! On-the-job training is offered on your first shift.
We meet at Lyndale Community School, 312 West 34th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Ring the buzzer at Door #1. Please be ready to start distribution at 11:45 AM.
To view dates and sign up to volunteer, please click here to link to the LHUMC SignUpGenius page.
For more information about The Sheridan Story, click here to visit their website.
To donate to The Sheridan Story, click on the button below and enter your amount in the Sheridan Story button under “Donations.”