NENA July 2020 update

Posted on 25 June 2020 by Tesha Christensen

Nokomis East

Executive Director

Becky Timm, NENA Executive Director

Food resources
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of stores on Lake Street, food insecurity is an even greater issue in our community. There are several food resources for Nokomis East neighbors. The Minnehaha Food Shelf is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information found at Minneapolis Public Schools offer free food boxes for kids under 18 at the Keewaydin Elementary School and Bossen Field. More info at
The Minnehaha Food Shelf and NENA will be launching an additional biweekly free food distribution site in the Bossen area at the intersection of 33rd Ave. and Sander Dr. The project will run through October. Visit or call 612-293-9683. Se habla Español.

Running for seat on NENA Board of Directors
NENA’s Annual Meeting and Board Election will be hosted on Wednesday, Aug. 26. NENA will hold the event online and Nokomis East residents will vote for Board candidates online or by phone this year.
Serving on the NENA Board of Directors is a great volunteer opportunity. Board members feel connected to the community they call home and help guide NENA to continue to meet the needs of Nokomis East. To learn more about serving on the board, visit We will be hosting online information sessions in July and you can schedule a call with NENA executive director to learn more. We hope you will consider running for a seat in August.

Mutual Aid Group
Content provided from the newly formed Nokomis East Mutual Aid:
In this difficult and uncertain time, we support our community. The COVID-19 crisis has already affected all of us, and it will almost certainly get worse before it gets better. We’re your neighbors, and we’re here to help:
• If it isn’t safe for you to go to the grocery store, we’ll go for you.
• If you’re sick and need supplies, we’ll get them.
• If you need food, we’ll help you find some.
• If you just want someone to check in every once in awhile, we’d love to say hello.
There’s no charge for these services. Everyone at NEMA is a volunteer who lives in the neighborhood. If you need support and aren’t sure whether we can help, please get in touch. Call (612) 440-9174 or visit