Community Links

Ward 1 City Council Member: Kevin Reich, 612-673-2201

Hennepin County Commissioner: Linda Higgins, 612-348-7882

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Commissioner: Liz Wielinski

Minneapolis School Board Director Jenny Arneson

Minnesota State Senator Kari Dziedzic

Minnesota Representative Diane Loeffler

 

Minneapolis Police 2nd Precinct: 1911 Central Avenue NE,  612-673-5702

2nd Precinct Crime Prevention Specialist: 612-673-2874

Information about the City and its services: phone 311

Minneapolis Animal Care and Control: 212 17th Avenue N,  612- 673-3000

St Anthony Parkway Bridge

Eastside Neighborhood Services: 1700 2nd St. NE,  612-781-6011, 612-787-4000

Little Kitchen Food Shelf 1500 – 6th St NE, at the corner of 5th & 15th streets in the former Holland school building. Call 612-788-2444. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to noon; Tuesday nights 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Thursdays by appointment. No ID or proofs required; no restrictions by zip code.

Minneapolis Healthy Food Shelf Network is a collection of food shelves and hunger relief organizations committed to increasing the amount of healthy foods available to individuals and families in need. More than a dozen Minneapolis food shelves are working together to: 1) access high-quality, fresh produce and healthy items from farmers markets, community gardens, and retail food stores; 2) educate clients about healthy food options; and 3) develop messaging to encourage everyone to donate healthier food items. The Minneapolis Healthy Food Shelf Network facilitates communication among food shelves and other hunger relief organizations to encourage collective thinking, problem-solving, and resource-sharing. Four Northeast Minneapolis locations are prepared to receive fresh produce.

Northeast Minneapolis Online compiles a broad range of information on many aspects of living, working and enjoying leisure in our quadrant of the City.

Northeast Neighbors Forum. A site hosted by E-Democracy.org.

Northeaster newspaper, serving Northeast Minneapolis, St. Anthony, Columbia Heights and Hilltop.

Waite Park Neighborhood: check out what’s happening among our neighbors to the east.

Neighborhood Life is a non-profit organization established to provide useful information and support to those who work to promote the well-being of neighborhoods. Its journal is available online.

Store To Door is a nonprofit providing grocery shopping and delivery service, serving over 1500 people 60 years+ throughout the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, helping them to remain independent and in their homes.
All clients pay for groceries delivered into their home. Clients order and receive groceries every other week on a bi-weekly schedule. Working with friendly volunteer order taker, a client places their order over the phone. Two days after the order is taken, the order is shopped by a volunteer shopper at one of six Cub Food store locations in the Twin Cities. A paid staff person delivers groceries into the client’s kitchen, and assists, as requested, in putting groceries away. Clients must be age 60 or older. Clients must be able to complete a grocery list every two weeks and communicate it to an order taker over the phone. Minimum order per delivery is $25. All clients pay for groceries delivered to them.  A delivery contribution is requested of all clients and ranges between $3 to $15, based on a sliding scale. Check, credit/debit card or EBT card are accepted forms of payment.
Store To Door is available for presentations to senior buildings, organizations or programs serving the elderly,  faith communities and/or seniors and caregivers in regards to the service we provide. To register for service or schedule a presentation for your organization, please call (651) 642-1892.

Volunteer order takers volunteer from home, calling clients from their homes for one hour each week and entering orders into an online ordering system.  Call 651-642-1892, email volunteers@storetodoor.org or visit www.storetodoor.org for more information.

The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization is based (almost) in our neighborhood–at 2522 Marshall Street NE (very near the Lowry Avenue bridge)–but is involved in projects investigating and enhancing the Mississippi River environment. Its building and grounds are a demonstration of various means of handling stormwater runoff and capturing rainwater to aid plantings in periods of drought. More information about MWMO is on its web site and in a newsletter (The Drift) that is available, free of charge, at the Northeast library, the Eastside Food Co-op and other locations.

The Minneapolis River Current is an e-mail listing of events and activities scheduled for venues near the Mississippi River. Among them: the Weisman Art Museum, Open Book Center, Mill City Museum, the Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park, and Keegan’s Pub.

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