District 10 Como Community Council

Free meal boxes available on Fridays

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Make a meal out of this
The Como Community Council, in partnership with the Sanneh Foundation, is distributing free meal boxes on selected Friday afternoons for Ramsey County residents dealing with financial hardships because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The boxes hold ingredients and recipe suggestions for two meals (6 servings each). The boxes contain locally sourced food, including lean proteins, whole grains, fresh produce, spices, and pantry staples.
Distribution will be on Fridays Nov. 13 and 20, and again on Dec. 11 and 18, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Distribution will be in the north parking lot of Niem Phat Buddhist Temple, at Como and Front. The site is served by the 3A and 65 buses.
Reservations are recommended: sign up at www.district10comopark.org/mealbox.html. Walk-up distribution will be available while supplies last.

Need some good news?
District 10 residents donated more than $1,600 (and counting) to purchase Thanksgiving meals for neighborhood seniors who will be isolated because of COVID-19 precautions. Plus, more than two dozen residents are volunteering to deliver the meals.
The outpouring of generosity is another example of Como Kindness in action. TST Catering is preparing the meals, the North End South Como Block Nurse Program is lining up who gets what, and the Como Community Council is handling the logistics and connecting community members who want to make a difference.

Wonder what you’re missing?
Como Community Council is recording the Sunday Series presentations organized by the council’s Anti-Racism Work Group. Topics so far:
• Equity in Community (Lissa Jones-Lofgren)
• Our Justice System and Race Equity (Richard McLemore II)
• Mapping Prejudice Project/Saint Paul
In addition, Ramsey County Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo gave the Como Community Council board an extensive overview in October of the county’s efforts to find housing for residents living on the streets. Those efforts include housing residents at Bethesda Hospital and at hotels such as the Best Western in Bandana Square.
You can watch the recordings at www.district10comopark.org/recordings.html

Call or link into D10 Meetings
Pandemic or not, renters, homeowners, and other community members are always welcome to participate in District 10’s board and committee meetings. You can join either by video conference or by phone.
To obtain links, phone numbers, or other access information, send a request by email to district10@district10comopark.org. Or, call 651-644-3889. Upcoming meetings:
• Board meeting: Tuesday Nov. 17. The meeting will feature a presentation from Neighborhoods First about MnDOT’s Rethinking I-94 planning.
• Neighborhood Relations: Tuesday Dec. 1
• Land Use: Wednesday Dec. 2
• Environment: Wednesday Dec. 9
All meetings begin at 7 p.m. Whenever possible, agendas and other relevant documents are posted in advance in the “Board News” section of District 10’s website: www.district10comopark.org

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