Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced meal programs at school.

We are an ever-growing network of weekend food programs, commonly called backpack programs, operating in multiple schools. Our organizational model is unique in that The Sheridan Story provides logistical expertise and project execution while leveraging community partnerships for funding and volunteers.

We work right here in Minnesota. Most of our work is in the Twin Cities area, but we work in greater Minnesota, as well!

Help fight child hunger by packing bags with our five food categories! This fast two-hour volunteer shift will leave you feeling like you made a big impact on your local community (closed to shoes please).

Location: 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113
Ages: 8+
Date(s): August – April
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Jonathan Turner –
Website: Sign up now
Time Commitment: 2 hours


Sort and Repack Food – Every day we need more than 300 volunteers to help us get food to people in need. Our warehouse in Brooklyn Park offers a variety of experiences for individuals and groups.

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Location: 7101 Winnetka Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, Volunteers enter through the front. Brooklyn Park: Office Hours Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM; volunteer shifts available Tuesday–Saturday.
Ages: 8+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contacts: Stephanie Stillman – 651.209.7917 or
Volunteer Engagement – 651.282.0901 or
Time Commitment: Varies

Note:  Our Brooklyn Park facility is currently undergoing construction and our Volunteer Center will be closed for remodeling from July 17-September 9.  During that time, we will not be able to schedule individuals or groups.


Every six seconds one child dies from hunger related causes.

This is crazy! Especially when you think about the fact that we produce enough food to feed every person in the world over 4 pounds of food everyday!

Something is not right. But you can make a difference.

We have had a WONDERFUL year with Kids Against Hunger!  We have recently sent a container of food into Syria and are so grateful for all the hearts, hands and finances that made that possible.

We are a non-profit organization therefore each group that comes needs to commit to raising finances ahead of time for their event to cover the cost of the product that they will pack.  A teenager/adult can pack $50 worth of product during an event and children can pack $25 in product.  At our facility we can host up to 60 people packing at one time.  If you have more than 50 people and are fully funded we are glad to make arrangements to come to your location to do an event. 

Youth With A Mission/Kids Against Hunger makes it easy.  We have the equipment, expertise and can order the raw materials needed to pack food for the needy.

Come & make a difference!!

Location: 8150 20th St SE, Buffalo, MN 55313
Ages: ages 7-107
Date(s)/Time(s): Tuesday nights @ 6PM and Saturdays @ 12:30PM
Time Commitment: 2 hours