Posted on Oct 30, 2017
There are more people in poverty in the suburbs than in Minneapolis, with senior citizens as the largest growing group of food shelf users. Realities like this are why PRISM exists to serve Golden Valley, Plymouth, Crystal, New Hope, and Robbinsdale with food, clothing, and housing assistance. Executive Director Michelle Ness told PRISM's story at last week's Rotary meeting. Programs include: Marketplace Food Shelf, Homelessness Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, Shop for Change Thrift Shop, & Children's Programs. There are 750 families coming through the food shelf per month. In March 2018, they will relocate alongside Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis to create an impactful new space for social services. This is not a merger, but rather a complement of services, hoping to offer a more holistic approach to helping people UP and OUT of poverty.