With summer officially here, Kipsuvians took to the outdoors to volunteer with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation at Elliot Park. Each quarter, Kipsu partners with a local non-profit and the whole team is invited to take a Friday afternoon to give back to the community. Last quarter we suited up in hairnets and booties to volunteer with the Second Harvest Heartland, but this time around called for shorts and garden gloves. Elliot Park is one of the oldest neighborhood communities in Minneapolis and is located by Downtown Minneapolis. The neighborhood's namesake park contains a recreation center which hosts many activities and events such as sport leagues, nature programs, movies in the park, and much more. We had a blast learning about the community, digging in the dirt, and working with our hands!
Every quarter, Kipsu spends a day volunteering in order to give back to the community. This quarter, we decided to volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland, which is one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest Heartland is a food bank that collects food from farmers, hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, and others so that food can be packed and delivered to their agency partners such as shelters, after-school programs, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Agencies like these then provide a place for children, parents, and seniors to have access to food.