Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

Free food Dec. 16 at 5734 Sander Dr.


Please join NENA on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, for the final free food and supply distribution. We offer a wide selection of fresh produce, dairy, meat, staples, clean supplies, and personal care items. The site is located at 5734 Sander Dr. from 2:30-3:30 p.m. We also need volunteers for pre-packing and at the event. All are welcome!
NENA is now offering limited office drop-in times for food and supply pick-up. Please call or text Karla Arredondo, NENA community organizer at (612) 293-9683 to schedule a pick-up time. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Since July, NENA has served over 1,500 people and distributed more than 200,000 pounds of food! NENA hopes to continue this critical community program in 2021 dependent on COVID-19 grants available after the first year.
The Minnehaha Food Shelf is an additional resource open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, located at 3701 E. 50th Street. More info at

Nokomis Treasures
It may be cold outside, but things are heating up in Nokomis East!
The Nokomis East Business Association (NEBA) and its member businesses are hosting this first annual event featuring a scavenger hunt, hidden medallion, and the #shopNokomis hashtag to promote your favorite area businesses and initiatives on Instagram!
There are three ways to win more than $500 in prizes from your favorite area businesses! Get the details on our website and stay tuned for updates by visiting

Thank You for Your Generosity
2020 has been a challenging year and Nokomis East has demonstrated its generous spirit time and again! Thank you for supporting NENA's fundraising campaigns for the Minnehaha Food Shelf, $5,000 for families, and now NENA’s Nokomis East Solidarity Fund. Thank you to all of the volunteers for our Nokomis East Food Distributions. And thank you for the unrecognized but appreciated support for your neighbors by running errands, clearing snow, and smiles through masks.
As we look forward to a new year, please consider donating to NENA at to help us to continue to help our community,

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Upcoming meetings and events:
12/1/20: NENA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
12/16/20: NENA Pop-Up Food Distribution at 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
12/17/20: NENA Green Initiatives Committee at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
12/23/2020: NENA Board of Directors Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Via Zoom
Phone: (612) 293-9683


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