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Priority Envelope Gives Back

Interfaith Outreach is a human service nonprofit serving struggling families and individuals in the Twin Cities, specifically the Plymouth, MN area. Since 1979, Interfaith Outreach has been engaging cross-sector community partnerships in delivering family support, food, affordable housing, education and youth, employment, and transportation services that open doors to new and hopeful futures.

Interfaith Outreach rallies resources and ignites the community to ensure all families live their best lives, all children succeed, and the entire region prospers. This was something that everyone at Priority Envelope could stand behind, especially as it was serving individuals in the community where we work.

Nearly half of those who go to Interfaith Outreach for the first time need food. Hunger is all around us. The primary cause of hunger in our resource-abundant community is not a lack of food. Instead, it is a lack of access to food due to poverty. Poverty in the Twin Cities suburbs has grown three times faster than poverty in Minneapolis and St. Paul over the past 10 years. 14% of people in the Interfaith Outreach service area live in poverty.

So in efforts to combat this, Priority Envelope held a food drive last month, and raised over $1000 in monetary donations and 273 pounds of food. Throughout the drive the team at Priority Envelope were engaged and motivated to help others in the community, but they also got a glimpse into some of the other ways in which they can stay connected to the community-building work that happens every day at Interfaith Outreach.

A community becoming the best version of itself is an aware community, one that is positioned for collaborative action, and we here at Priority Envelope are proud to contribute to and work with the team at Interfaith Outreach in support of the community as a whole.

Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf team members Patrick and Debby accept Priority Envelope’s monetary donations raised during their March 2019 Food Drive.

To learn more about how you can get involved with Interfaith Outreach, click here.

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