On Thursday, the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency handed out 1,300 free boxes of food to nine communities in the Northland.
For people experiencing homelessness, the Duluth Inn is going from motel to housing. The Duluth HRA and CHUM partnered to purchase the building, which will also have specialty mental health and chemical dependency services.
Saturday, March 27, is the Nearly Naked Ruck March to support 23rd Veteran. There will be staggered start times on the course on Skyline Parkway. Registration is $39.
Community Action Duluth is launching a new service to help those struggling with food insecurity called the Mobile Market. It's described as a grocery store on wheels. The refrigerated truck will be stocked with fresh produce, pantry staples, dairy products and more.
Local labor union groups teamed up to host a large food distribution event Thursday at the DECC. The turnout was overwhelming that they had to start the event early because of traffic blocking the street and highway.
The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center donated 4,186 pounds of frozen food to CHUM to help residents in need.
During the pandemic, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland have been making constant changes to still provide safe spaces for youth.
Miller Hill Subaru donated 80 cozy blankets on Friday to the residents of the Steve O'Neil Apartments, as part of the Subaru Share the Love event.
Breezy Point donated a check totaling $58,813 they raised from their 12th annual 5K race to the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
The Northern Lights Foundation exists to ease the financial strain on families with children who have life threatening illnesses. They give grants with no strings attached.
Life House held their annual Fall Harvest Feast for youth without a home, with the help of Rotary 25. They served the meal in an out the door style for social distancing.
Life House's Safe Harbor programs offer housing and support for victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, Life House is making sure LGBTQ youth are lifted up and supported. Of the more than 900 youth they served in 2019, 20% identify as LGBTQ.
Instead of putting up the big tree in the plaza, Minnesota Power is donating $10,000 worth of needed supplies to local nonprofits. Youth at Life House will receive gift bags with winter gear like mittens, socks and hand warmers.
Life House, a nonprofit that serves homeless and at risk youth, has a charity registry at Target for their winter and hygiene needs.
Life House and the Duluth Community School Collaborative are working together during the pandemic to make sure at-risk youth still have the support they need.
A Duluth 10-year-old who saw a couple homeless people on the side of the road was motivated to act. Davion baked cookies and raised almost $1,000 to buy supplies for Life House and other organizations.
Instead of their annual fundraising luncheon, Community Action Duluth is generating buzz and funds through their first ever Dream Big event, which is virtual.
CHUM has efforts in place to keep the homeless safe from the frigid cold ahead. Warming centers will be opening next week at CHUM and City Center West.
The CHUM food shelf has always helped families in need with food but during COVID-19 they have stepped up even more with the community need to feed more and more families.