Division of Indian Work's Horizons Unlimited food shelf and Minnesota FoodShare are joining forces this summer to offer FREE farmers markets every Wednesday from 12:30pm - 2:30pm as an extension of the DIW food shelf Horizons Unlimited.
Horizons Unlimited (HU) addresses hunger by providing the only culturally-sensitive food shelf in the west metro serving the urban American Indian population. HU has been offering services since 1952 and over 900 people benefited from a recent holiday toy drive program. The food shelf provides families and seniors with access to fresh food including meats, fruits, vegetables and non-perishables, open three days a week for three hours. This means healthier food options for those with diet-sensitive issues such as diabetes, a growing health issue for American Indians.
Horizons Unlimited also helps with food delivery for elders with limited transportation and/or mobility as well free gift baskets of food, clothing and toys during the holiday season. HU also partners with Second Harvest in support of nearly 700 tribal members of the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation.
All the fresh produce is sourced straight from our Wuju Wakan (Sacred Plants) garden in south Minneapolis and we're excited to share it with the community!
All photos by Division of Indian Work