Long-time leader retires after 24 years.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Annual event to benefit Southern Anoka Community Assistance is March 14, 2013, 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., at Murzyn Hall, Columbia Heights.
You can get a meal and a bowl and support the local efforts of Southern Anoka Community Assistance on Thursday. Here is the announcement from Donna Schmitt: It's time for the SACA Empty Bowls Annual Fundraiser. This year it is starting at 11:30 and goes until 7:30. Stop in for a light lunch or supper. Music, kids games, pottery demonstrations, bake sale, silent auction, and more! Food has been generously donated by local businesses. Bowls have been donated by local schools. The event will be held at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill Street NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421. Freewill offering. See the flier for the event by clicking on the PDF thumbnail, or visit the SACA Empty Bowls 2013 on Facebook.
Friday, December 7, 2012
It's the 19th year that sixth graders at Fridley Middle School auctioned their creations to benefit Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA).
Friday, September 14, 2012
SACA benefits from Friday concert, 7–11 p.m., at Murzyn Hall in Columbia Heights with Zack Dyer, ex-Toto singer Fergie Frederiksen, and Kevin Chalfant, former lead singer of Journey, The Storm and the Alan Parsons Project.
A Friday rock concert benefiting SACA (Southern Anoka Community Assistance) food shelf features names with strong links to the musical limelight: See sample YouTube video clips of each by clicking on the thumbnails above. The event is Friday, Sept. 14, 7–11 p.m. at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE, Columbia Heights. Ticket prices are: There is no reserved seating. The event will feature a cash bar, a silent auction and a raffle, with proceeds going to SACA. For tickets and more information, call Mike Woodley at 612-386-0082 or SACA at 763-789-2444.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Food pantries call for help from the Twin Cities' gardeners.
Late July. It's the time of year that zucchini and melons start to take over local gardens like so many triffids. And sometimes, you just can't scarf them down fast enough, no matter how many potlucks you hold or neighbors you try to give them to. That's where Hunger-Free Minnesota is hoping to come in. With a new program called Good to Grow, the local nonprofit is looking for gardeners across the metro area to donate their extra produce to nearby food shelves. "No donation's too big; no donation's too small, said Judy Monn, spokesperson for Hunger-Free Minnesota. "We will always take as much as you can get." To sign up, just drop Monn and her colleagues a line at email@example.com. All the organization needs is a name and a …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The anti-hunger group will accept donations, sell hotdogs in Columbia Heights.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
At Spring Lake Park High, a simple meal, hand-thrown ceramic bowls and helping the hungry.
Proceeds from the fundraising event went to support the food shelf efforts of Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA). People who attended the event at Spring Lake Park High School donated to SACA and in return got a meal of soup, salad and bread—and an empty bowl to help them remember those in the community who struggle to pay for food. It was the first of two Empty Bowls fundraising events set for March.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Southern Anoka County Assistance (SACA) to benefit from events.
Fridley-area folks can help SACA (Southern Anoka County Assistance) by attending one or both upcoming Empty Bowls fundraising events. A free-will offering that benefits SACA gets you an artist-made pottery bowl to keep and a dinner or soup, chili, bread and custard. The first Empty Bowls is March 6 at Spring Lake Park High School (enter Door No. 29 at the building's northwest corner). The second Empty Bowls is March 29 at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. NE, Columbia Heights. Both events are 4:30-8 p.m. Last year was the first time the event was held at SLP High School as well as at Murzyn Hall. The events will feature entertainment by Fridley, Columbia Heights and Spring Lake Park high schools. Professional potter Lee Persell of Fridley will be …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Funds collected will go to local food shelf and area homeless shelters.
This evening the Fridley High School football field at 6000 W. Moore Lake Dr., will be transformed into a “box city” to raise money for the homeless. Mary “Crzy Mry” Bowen, local Kiwanis member and a longtime advisor for the Fridley Key Club, expects more than 100 Fridley High School students Friday evening at the annual Homeless Sleepout. “Last year’s sleepout raised $1,555 for local food shelves and homeless shelters, such as (local food shelf) SACA,” said Bowen. “We expect to raise more this year.” Each student participating pays $10 minimum for the "privilege" of spending the evening in one of 175 boxes donated by International Paper in Arden Hills. The kids start arriving before the gate opens at 10 p.m. with everything needed to …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Southern Anoka Community Assistance will get food, funds.
Fridley police, fresh off their 49er Days softball victory over Fridley firefighters, will take on members of the Columbia Heights fire and police departments in the opening game of Columbia Heights' ninth annual charity softball tournament Aug. 3. Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) is the beneficiary of donated nonperishable food items or cash at the event, which starts with the Fridley police's game at 6 p.m. at Huset Park Field 5. At 7 p.m., Coon Rapids police take on the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, with the championship game set for 8 p.m., and an all-star game of public safety team members vs. the Columbia Heights girls fast pitch team. There will be a pig roast at the event. Spectators are asked to bring beverages and …