Twice as Nice: GU & MSB Staff Partner with Local Nonprofits

Giving back is at the heart of our core mission here at Globe University & Minnesota School of Business. Recently Online and Corporate staff gave back to local hunger relief communities in two different ways. We partnered with Neighbors, Inc., and The Food Group to help feed Minnesotans.

Staff at Neighbors Inc.: L to R Krista Lundberg, Zach Lifto, Cassie Jensen, Samantha Hainey and Kristy Verhaest

Staff at Neighbors Inc: L to R, Krista Lundberg, Zach Lifto, Cassie Jensen, Samantha Hainey and Kristy Verhaest

The Food Group helps distribute food through many different channels. From planting community gardens to packing food for school-aged children and even offering nutrition education. There are many facets to The Food Group. Globe University contributed to The Food Group by hosting a food and household goods drive for three weeks. Donated items are distributed to food shelves to then be passed out to those in need of food. Our drive garnered 161 pounds of food. This was enough food to provide 130 meals to partners of The Food Group!

Neighbors Inc., is not only an emergency food shelf. They give back to their community in many different ways. During the summertime, school-aged children may miss meals because they are not at school. Neighbors Inc., offers eight local schools with free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 or under. They also offer a transportation program as well as a daily check-in to provide extra support. A Clothes Closet is located on the same site as the food shelf. The Clothes Closet is a nonprofit clothing and home goods store that is open to the public. Neighbors Inc., offers so many more programs; that is why volunteers are needed! Neighbors Inc., would not be possible without them.

These two experiences made a profound effect on the staff at Globe University. The donated food through The Food Group often goes to emergency food shelves such as Neighbors Inc. During our time at Neighbors Inc., we were able to shop for food with clients of Neighbors Inc. To be able to shop with those in need and to see how appreciative of the food was life changing.  This really makes you appreciate what you have and want to give back to those who may need a little extra help.

We continue to show “We Care” to our surrounding communities. It is not just a one-time thing, we continue to share our mission year round! What can you do to help someone out?