Category Archives: Volunteerism

Deal or no deal? An intern story

bonniecoverpage2The last week in January, I interviewed three professionals who are trading their know-how for the ingenuity (and, to a certain extent, free labor) of interns from Northfield’s two colleges. One partnership has already led to an art project, transforming discarded steel breadboxes into women’s breastplate armor. And there is promise that another trade could result in two new Web sites that could help boost the careers of local ceramic artists and rock stars.
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5th Bridge’s photo album from last week’s ‘Feed My Starving Children’ mobile packing event

From 5th Bridge’s ‘Feed My Starving Children’ page:

The Northfield mobile packing event for Feed My Starving Children, which was hosted by 5th Bridge, this past weekend, was a fabulous success. 171,072 nutritious, life saving meals, were packed by 705 Northfield volunteers and over $26,000 was donated by individuals and businesses to cover the costs of the food we packed. Simply put, 468 starving children around the world will be fed for the next year, because of the caring and generosity of Northfield residents.

See the 2008 FMSC photo album or this slideshow:

5th Bridge hosts the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Meal Packing unit this weekend

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5th Bridge has secured 800 Northfield-area volunteers to pack 150,000 meals and raise $22,500 for Feed My Starving Children this weekend. It all starts Friday at 11 am at the National Guard Armory and goes all day and all night through the weekend. See the press release (PDF)  and the 5th Bridge FMSC page for details including who to contact if you’d like to volunteer.

Among the sponsors, contributors, and team sponsors:


Our local Circle of Service did a meal-packing stint at FMSC’s Eagan facility back in 2005. Here’s the slideshow:

See the album.