Hunger Ministries

Over 795 million people go hungry on any given day worldwide. In the United States, where there is poverty, hunger is there also. The people of Incarnation believe that it is important to address hunger issues on a variety of fronts – tending to the immediate need of providing food and resources for people in crisis as well as working to address the root causes of hunger. Incarnation partners formally and informally with organizations locally, nationally and globally to make that happen.

Incarnation’s has formal ministry partnerships with the following hunger agencies:

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
Feed My Starving Children

In addition, Incarnation invites participation with the opportunities listed below to help alleviate hunger in the community:

Meals on Wheels Drivers During COVID-19 Concerns

Meals on Wheels is a program that delivers meals to seniors who are living independently. While the Incarnation route is fully staffed, during this time when COVID-19 is a concern, substitute drivers in the Shoreview and Mounds View area are critical. Meals on Wheels has made provisions for drivers and recipients to be completely separate from one another and appropriate physical distancing guidelines are being followed. To volunteer, email Jeanne Szurek or call at 651-621-7950.

Shobi’s Table Servers

Shobi’s Table is currently on pause due to COVID-19, however financial donations are still important. Read how you can help here.

Thursday evenings from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., as Community Cooks at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church.
Fridays from 10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. as Lunch Hospitality and Servers at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill.

Shobi’s Table, a ministry of the St Paul Area Synod, is a pay-as-you-can cafe’ served from a food truck during mild weather and served at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill in the winter. This is a great opportunity for friends, small groups, families or anyone 12 years and older, to serve together. Or, step in as a single or couple, and meet some new friends!  Learn more about Shobi’s Table and sign up to serve.

Read this Mission Spotlight about Shobi’s Table, written by mission developer for Shobi’s Table, Deacon Kari Marie Olsen.

Blessing Bags

A Blessing Bag is a large bag full of items which are useful to those who might be experiencing homelessness or are struggling, and you encounter on the street. Learn more about Incarnation’s Blessing Bag ministry. For questions, contact Becky Benson.

Hunger Awareness and Advocacy Ministry

This ministry assists those in learning and talking about a variety of issues related to hunger and those struggle with food insecurity. Various opportunities are offered which help the community learn about hunger issues, locally, nationally, and internationally, visit organizations addressing hunger, and take part in advocacy efforts, such as letter-writing. Learn more about Incarnation’s Hunger Awareness and Advocacy Ministry. For questions, contact Vernita Kennen.

Questions about Hunger Ministries? Contact Becky Benson.