Community Service

 The Minneapolis First SDA church Community Services ministry desires to be a place of hope and help for the community.

The Community Service Ministry encourages, coordinates and delivers services to the local community with a strong emphasis on hands-on activities that improve the lives of those less fortunate in our community.

We share groceries, produce, personal hygiene products, clothing, and encouragement with families in Minneapolis every Thursday from 5pm.

This program also reaches out to support individuals experiencing homelessness by sharing food, personal hygiene products and other essential items.

Through this ministry, we have provided Thanksgiving Dinners, offered cooking classes and completed an English class series to help support our Hispanic guests.

The Community Service Ministry provides opportunities to volunteer and serve the community.


Ways to support:


 - Donate directly to the Community Services Ministry:

  * Online Giving


           Chose Community Services under Local Church (Click on more offering categories) 


        *Via CashApp

           $mpls2315nicollet (Enter "Community Services" in the memo)


        * Mail to:

      Minneapolis First Seventh Day Adventist Church

     Attention Community Services/Angela Morgan

     2315 Nicollet Avenue South

            Minneapolis, MN  55404


  - Donate groceries or personal care items to share with those in need.


  - Volunteer on Thursdays anytime between 4 pm and 6:00pm








English Class



Homeless Outreach

To get involved with our homeless outreach as a volunteer or to donate items, please contact Tom Baker: 952-486-2789

Donations needed


Items needed for generator operation and maintenance

  • Gas cards - Holiday gas cards are best because that’s what’s closest to the camp. Be sure to buy a gas only card.
  • 5W-40 oil
  • Sea Foam 
  • Extension cords


  • Canned food
  • Microwaveable food
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Any shelf-stable food
  • Snacks
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Boxed juice
Clothing needed (men and women, various sizes, tallest person in the camp is 6'5" with size 15 feet)
  • Wool Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shoes
  • Long underwear
  • Winter jackets and pants
  • Hats, gloves, mittens
  • Belts
  • Hand and feet warmers
  • Winter boots 
  • Heavy pangs
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Flannel shirts
Cleaning and personal care
  • Feminine care products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • General cleaning products (environmentally friendly preferred)
General items
  • Socket wrench set
  • Scissors
  • Utility knives 
  • Charcoal
  • Ice
  • Bottled water
  • Scrap wood and building materials
  • Zip ties
  • Gorilla or duct tape
  • Electric space heaters
  • Warm sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Large tents (4 to 6 person)
  • Sleeping pads


Currently, we are working with Minneapolis Northside homeless encampment. You can be reimbursed for donated items that you purchase, or make a donation to the camp, by following this link: Minneapolis Northside Mutual Aid - Open Collective



2018 Community Service Shelters