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Courage to meet the need ahead

2020-08-11T13:44:51-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Columns|

A message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen U.S. Representative John Lewis On July 17, 2020, U.S. Representative John Lewis died at the age of 80 after a six-month battle with cancer.  Representative Lewis was a civil rights icon who fearlessly fought for human rights and racial equity.  He labored to create a [...]

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360 Communities partners with mother to stabilize home

2020-08-09T10:29:45-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Columns, School Success, Success Stories|

Lydia separated from her husband at the beginning of the school year. Her landlord removed her husband from the lease, but rental payments were still linked to his bank account. When her husband stopped making payments, Lydia and her two children were at risk of eviction. So, staff at her two boys’ elementary school referred her [...]

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Farmers Markets share fresh produce

2020-08-09T15:20:06-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Columns, Community Resources, Get Involved|

The Burnsville Family Resource Center recently joined the Rosemount Family Resource Center to offer free fresh produce distributions once a week, made possible by a partnership with Second Harvest Heartland. In Burnsville, the free outdoor market is open on Mondays between 2 pm and 4 pm, through September. In Rosemount, it takes place on Thursdays, [...]

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Exciting changes at the Farmington Food Shelf

2020-08-09T14:42:16-05:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: Community Resources, Uncategorized, Videos|

The Farmington Food Shelf recently moved down the hall in the Farmington Area Public Schools' Instructional Service Center building at 510 Walnut Street. Volunteer lead Cherie Rudolph says that when the school district remodeled, they gave special attention to the food shelf's needs. With the new space, the Farmington Food Shelf has a dedicated entrance [...]

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