Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

State of Neighborhood planned


2021 is shaping up to be another eventful year with the COVID-19 pandemic, economic distress, widespread food insecurity, and organizing against oppressive systems in our City. Come hear from NENA, neighborhood leaders, and elected officials. This is your community and your time to get involved!

NENA’s State of Our Neighborhood
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Visit for more information and the Zoom login

Invited Speakers:
– State Senator Patricia Torres Ray
– State Representative Emma Greenman
– Hennepin County Commissioner Angela Conley
– Council Member Jeremy Schroeder (Ward 11)
– Council Member Andrew Johnson (Ward 12)
– Commissioner Steffanie Musich, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
– Commissioner Nelson Inz, Minneapolis Public School Board

Format - We will host the annual event via Zoom. NENA will welcome each elected official and then break-out into discussion rooms. A NENA Board member will host a community conversation with a single elected official. You will be able to visit multiple break-out rooms.

Nokomis East Food Distribution

Please join NENA every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for the Nokomis East Free Food Distributions. We offer a wide selection of dairy, meat, staples, clean supplies, and personal care items. We are located at 4313 E. 54th Street. 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. 

We also need volunteers for pre-packing and donations of clean paper and reusable grocery bags. Email for more information.

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

Home Security Matching Rebates
NENA’s Home Security Rebates are for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah. This is a first-come, first-served program.

Eligible participants can apply for up to $500 in matching grant funds. This is a one-to-one matching grant and a rebate project. Examples of eligible improvements may include but are not limited to doors, motion lights for your home, garage, and alley, alarm and camera systems. Ineligible expenses include window bars, ongoing maintenance and cost of security systems, and landscaping. Visit NENA’s website at for more program information and to apply.  

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