3rd Annual Free Eastside

Thanksgiving To-Go Dinner

Thursday, 26 November 2020 from 1pm CST- 6pm CST

Free Face Covering Distribution

MRRC is one of five entities from around the world that Jaanuu selected to donate 1 million masks to!
In partnership, Bourne Strategies and Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition (MRRC) will provide free face coverings and Thanksgiving dinners to-go for community members.
Every year we host a free thanksgiving to-go dinner, feeding around 500 eastsiders. This year we have the capacity to feed 650! 

We really need volunteers to help plan, fundraise and offer direct support on Thanksgiving Day.
Please sign up for at least one shift if you are willing.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:

Food Prep
Food Server
Speed Runner
Pop Watcher
Mask Distribution
Turkey Grabber
Dish Washer / Clean-up

Volunteer to Help

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To make a tax-deductible contribution to our efforts, please make all checks payable to Minnesota Rapid Response Coalition and mail to 1250 Breen St. St. Paul, MN 55106 or donate here.


Please direct your questions to Alexander Bourne at (651) 458-2353 or WeAreMRRC@gmail.com

Come meet your neighbors and help build a better community!


A special thanks to our past sponsor partners:
Brunson’s Pub, Bymore Supermercado, Caydence Records & Coffee, Councilwoman Jane Prince, Cookie Cart, Eastside Thai, Eric Foster, Happy Street Foods, Karibu Grocery and Deli, Kane’s Catering, Kowalski’s Stores, La Palma Supermercado, Morelli’s Market, Ninja Sushi, Railroad Island Neighborhood Group & Community, Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, San Miguel Pastelerilla, Supportive Guidance, Smoke Session BBQ, Taqueria El Buen Gusto, Yarusso Bros Italian Restaurant and all of our volunteers!
Email Alexander to sponsor us this year!
Additional details to follow! 

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Hours & Location


Grocery & Deli

Your friendly neighborhood deli specializing in fresh East African, Afro-Mediterranean and American cuisine.

Thursday, 26 November 2020 from 1pm CST- 6pm CST