In 2017, there are exactly 40 days from Thanksgiving Day to New Years Day. And with the elimination of the eighth floor display at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis and Holiday Lights in the Park in Saint Paul, along with the disappointing change from tradition at Holidazzle, more people than ever are looking for new holiday activities. Enter “40 Ways to Holiday.” Each day between November 23 and January 1 will have at least one event worth checking out, along with plenty of giveaways along the way! Find the full list of days here.
Before your family sits down to eat Thanksgiving Day, help others less fortunate get food on their table. Feed My Starving Children locations in Coon Rapids and Eagan will hold meal packing sessions on Thanksgiving morning from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. and again from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (as of November 19th, sessions at Feed My Starving Children’s location in Chanhassen are full). Feed My Starving Children’s meals are distributed to schools, clinics and orphanages in 70 countries. And in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma along with the recent earthquake in Mexico, these meals are even more crucial.
A $50 donation per volunteer ($150 max per household) is required for this session (typically attending a session is free).
Meal Packing Sessions at Feed My Starving Children
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 23
Coon Rapids and Eagan
$50 donation required