The Sheridan Story Is Now…Every Meal

Lake Harriet UMC is honored to partner with the “Every Meal” program to provide food to students at Lyndale Elementary School in Minneapolis.
How does the “Every Meal” program work?
  • Every Meal (EM) is a local organization based in the Twin Cities. EM began in 2010 when the school administration at Sheridan Elementary School discovered that students were stealing and hoarding food on Fridays so that they would have something to eat on the weekends.
  • EM purchases food from Second Harvest Heartland, or similar organizations, and transports the food to their Northeast Minneapolis warehouse for storage.
  • EM holds packing events at their warehouse where volunteers fill bags with food to then be distributed to students at participating schools. Each bag of food contains fruit and vegetables and provides nutritious, substantive meals for kids to eat at home. An example of a typical bag includes the following items: a can of pears, a bag of rice, a can of green beans, a can of tuna, a bag of pasta, and a can of chicken noodle soup.
  • EM delivers the bagged food directly to Lyndale School.

**For further information, please visit the Every Meal website at:


How You Can Help!

We need two people each week to help place bags of food into children’s lockers at Lyndale Community School.  This will typically be on Friday mornings at 10:45a, and should take about 90 minutes.

Financial donations are always welcome and will be put towards helping additional children who qualify for the program. Over 400 children at Lyndale are on the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Donate on our give page.