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gary's story

If you’ve visited People Serving People on a Thursday morning, chances are you’ve seen Gary around the shelter. He’s been volunteering as a weekly meal server and reading partner for almost 7 years, and his face still lights up when he talks about his volunteer shifts: “It’s the highlight of my week!”

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holiday season wish lists

Help make this holiday and new year season brighter for families supported by People Serving People programs!

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thank you for eating and giving to the max!

Thank you to Blue Plate Restaurants for their continued commitment to People Serving People. Because of their generosity during the annual “Eat to the Max” campaign, and thanks to the generosity of our community for 2018’s Give to the Max Day, hundreds of children and families will have the support they need to end cycles of poverty and homelessness. Thank you for helping families develop their full capacity to thrive!

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Learn about ways to make a difference in the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness.

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People Serving People helps homeless and at-risk children and their families manage crisis situations and build a strong foundation for their long-term success.

People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused homeless shelter in Minnesota. We envision a community in which all children have the stability and support they need to develop their full capacity to thrive.