For the 33rd year, General Mills and United Negro College Fund celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at their annual MLK Breakfast. We are incredibly honored to be one of two local organizations recognized at the Breakfast for our work over the last decade to use food as a tool to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis.
This year’s breakfast theme was “Keep Moving Forward.” Recognition at this event was a memorable way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and we also see it as an invitation to not only our entire team but also our community to “Keep Moving Forward.”
As a dedicated team of educators, growers, guides, and leaders, we use our skills and passions to enact positive change for everyone in the North Minneapolis community and beyond. We do this through educational programs, providing meal distribution, growing food in beautiful gardens, operating a farmers’ market, and running restaurants and a catering company as a part of our social enterprise model.
Bernice King, CEO of Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s daughter, recently shared “I don’t want his words to just be alive in someone’s mouth. I want them to be alive in their life.” Our programs are our way of living out MLK’s legacy and dream, and we’re proud of WCCO shining a light on our work.
We invite you to reflect and commit to what it looks like for YOU to take action for our beloved community and for our shared future. We can all have an impact in and on our communities, and we invite you to partner with us. Whether that’s by making a financial donation to Appetite for Change, ordering boxed lunches or catering for your next event from Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering, or bringing your co-workers to volunteer in the gardens this summer, “Keep Moving Forward” with us.