Simpson Produce Fair

Help Needed July 28th!

One Saturday a month during the summer Simpson UMC, their Center for Servant Ministries and their new church start, Iglesia Piedra Viva, have produce fairs to increase low-income urban dwellers’ access to fresh food. They go to the farmers’ market, buy fresh produce, go back to church to bag and distribute it to about 80 families. They also offer activities for children and resources for adults. 

Good Samaritan is sponsoring the Saturday, July 28th Simpson Produce Fair with $500, 200 grocery bags w/handles, and many volunteers.  

  •  8:00 -10:00 – 4 volunteers with 2 large vehicles to meet their leaders in Simpson’s parking lot to travel to Minneapolis Farmers’ Market to purchase 2500 lbs of fresh produce.  
  • 10:00 to 12:306 strong volunteers for set up: 12 tents, 10 tables, 50-70 chairs, signage, etc. 6 volunteers help with dividing, bagging, and setting up food
  • 12:30 to 3:0015 volunteers help with greeting, registration, food distribution, kid’s activities, deal with leftover food, take down tents, tables, chairs, dispose of recycling and trash.

Produce handout is from 1:00 to 2:30.

Spanish speakers are a bonus!  Youth are welcome!

Come to Simpson Church, 2740 First Ave S, back parking lot: please park on the street.

Sign up in the Good Samaritan narthex at the Mission’s table. 

Direct questions to: joannknutson@hotmail.com.