Sunday, September 3, 2017

Congratulations to Tony!

Congratulations to "Tony"! When we first met "Tony" he lived in a garage a few blocks from our house. He is one of a number of food shelf users who regularly not only comes over to up supplies, but also drops off donations whenever he can. Yesterday he stopped by to drop off a few dollars, and to announce that he has just moved into the first apartment that he has had in 10 years! As luck would have it we recently found a portable Weber grill that someone had thrown away in the woods. So we were able to give "Tony" a fitting house warming gift. Best of luck, buddy! Now lets start taxing rich folks and end homelessness for EVERYBODY!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Muffins, We've Got Muffins!

We just got an amazingly generous donation of two dozen boxes of muffins. Help us find loving homes for them!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Free Toddler Playpen

We've got a baby playpen, the old fashioned wooden kind. It's free to a good home. Email us at adamritscher at gmail dot com if you're interested. It folds up small enough to fit in a trunk or the back seat of a compact car, so it's easy to haul!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sorrel and Chives!

Due to the odd weather we've been having, adorably aggressive neighborhood squirrels, and the fact that our front yard is cast in a shadow most of the day, our yarden is still pretty underwhelming. So far all we have that is ready to harvest is some sorrel and a TON of chives. Our front yard garden is a free, take what you want, community garden. So if you're in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by and grab some greens!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Women's Shoes

Thanks to a generous donation by Stacy Spexet, we now have a number of pairs of women's shoes looking for new homes. In fact we have more shoes than we have room to set out at one time. 

Here is what we currently have set out.  And there are lots more to come!  If you know someone in need of women's shoes, spread the word!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Advil, Deoderant and Condoms!

Thanks to a very generous supporter, the Solidarity Food Shelf is now able to regularly stock individual packets of Advil pain killer, sticks of deoderants, and condoms.  Spread the word if you or anyone you know is in need of these products!

Monday, May 1, 2017

We're Gearing up for a Yard Sale!

We are looking to hold a yard sale this month to help raise funds for the food shelf. If you have any items just taking up space in your house or apartment that you’d like to get rid of, drop it off with us and we’ll try to sell it. Anything that doesn’t sell at the yard sale we’ll add to the food shelf stock, or donate it to other social justice projects. We’ll be sure to post more info on the yard sale once the details get nailed down. In the meantime, feel free to drop off stuff at 1506 N. 19th St. in Superior.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

$ Needed to Rent 2 Bedroom Apt in Each State

‘It’s not a secret’: Minority unemployment in Duluth remains high even as jobs go unfilled

There aren’t “whites only” signs in the windows, but some job seekers in Duluth say it sure seems that way.

Because I am of black, African-American descent, it is not as easy to get into the medical industry even with all the experience I have,” said Erikka Thornton, who has been licensed in her field for nearly 20 years. “I live in a town where there are racists. It needs to be discussed. It’s not a secret.”

Compared to white residents, black people and Native Americans in Duluth are more than three times as likely to be unemployed but actively looking for a job, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data. That disparity has long loomed over the city, and it isn’t improving quickly.

I see that every day, and I hear stuff in the community about racism and discrimination in the workplace,” said Renee Van Nett, employment liaison for Community Action Duluth. “It’s systemic, and people won’t say they got discriminated against because it’s so normal. It’s so normal to deal with all the time for us.”

The disparity is worse in Duluth than Minnesota as a whole, which can be pinned in part on the city’s low numbers of minorities. However, that is the population growing the fastest and will need to make up a greater share of employees if businesses plan to grow.

Welcome to our new website!

The Solidarity Food Shelf is a modest 24/7 self-serve food shelf set up on the front porch of a private residence at 1506 N. 19th Street in Superior, Wisconsin. We offer free food, clothes, toiletries and misc. household items.

The guiding principle of this project is “solidarity” rather than “charity”. That means we view this as a project where working class people are helping one another by sharing resources. When you have fallen on hard times and need a helping hand, come on by and take whatever you need. When you’re doing better and can help out, drop off a donation of some food or other items that you can spare.

In addition to the actual food shelf, we have a free herb and vegetable garden located in the yard in front of the porch. Feel free to help yourself to the chives, beans or other goodies growing there. And we also host a small lending library box located in the front yard garden.