E4E Minneapolis for Listening House – Saturday, November 17posted: Monday, November 5th, 2012
This month, come home.
Your supper money will go to Listening House, a day and evening shelter in downtown St. Paul that offers hospitality to adults who are homelss, low-income, or lonely. They provide toiletries, clothing and food, as well as assistance finding housing and employment. Their primary mission is to be the “living room for the homeless.”
In Minnesota, the number of people who are homeless has risen sharply in recent years, after a period of leveling off. On any given night, there are an estimated 13,000 people who are homeless across our state. Homelessness is a growing problem, and one that disroportionately affects minorities – although African-Americans and African-born people make up just 4% of Minnesota’s population, they make up 41% of Minnesota’s homeless population.
This Eat for Equity falls during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. We’ll be feasting together in the Listening House “living room,” and Nato Coles and Sara Pette will be dj-ing the party. We’ll also be screening a new video about Listening House’s work at the event.
You’ll feast on home-cooking…
Wild Rice, Cranberry, and Spinach Salad
Lamb and Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Dressing and Maple-Glazed Pecans
Beer from Driftless Brewing
Hosted by Listening House
215 9th St. W.
St. Paul, MN
Saturday, November 17 at 7 pm
We suggest a donation of $15 – $20. All are welcome, but please RSVP to this private party.posted in eating