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Food Drive: Crushed it!

We asked you to help us bring in 3,000 pounds of food, but you went above and beyond and brought in a whopping 8,932 pounds! Read More 


Food Drive 2022

In 2020, when Merrick Community Services had to redirect their staff to only one location, we rearranged our own staff tasks and resources to keep the food shelf here running. Currently, food prices are increasing and some of our usual sources of food donations have dried up. We need your help to continue feeding neighborhood families! Starting Sunday, March 6, we’ll be holding a food drive with a goal of bringing in 3,000 lbs of food by the end of the month. Read More 


The Gift of a Good Meal

Why the party hats, you ask? At the end of March, Woodland will celebrate one year of running the food shelf in our building when Merrick Community Services realized they wouldn’t have the capacity during COVID. After crunching the numbers, our figures show that we’ve served roughly 64,960 meals to families facing food scarcity. Read More 


Thank You

We want to thank all of you who have helped financially support Woodland Hills in 2020. For most of us, this year has been more challenging than any other, but we have such deep gratitude for the financial support you’ve shown. Read More 


Food Shelf Update

The Coronavirus has left many around the world struggling with food insecurity, and Minnesota is no exception: our food shelves have seen a spike in families and individuals needing assistance. For some, it’s their first time receiving this kind of help due to the rise in unemployment. In an article for KARE 11, Second Harvest Food Bank predicted a growing surge in hunger for Minnesota. They estimated that, “by August, more than one in eight people will be struggling to put meals on the table.” Hunger Solutions, another anti-hunger organization, believes that for many, food shelf visits have become “the ‘new normal.’” Read More 


Cereal Box Love

A couple months ago, we put out the call asking for cereal donations to include in the Food Shelf’s “To Go” boxes, providing food for local families in need. The Naidl family heard this call and rallied together their community to provide 149 boxes of cereal. We are so thankful for their hard work and enthusiasm, and the same goes for everyone else who chipped in. As a church, we collected 300 boxes of delicious, and sometimes nutritious, cereal. Read More 


Food Shelf Update

Woodland Hills employees have stepped in to keep a food shelf running at our church by stocking shelves, packaging food and handing out boxes curbside. And the food shelf is busier than ever as we serve the our community. Read More 


Loving Our Neighbors

Though we’re unable to hold events or weekend services at Woodland, we’re still doing everything we can to support those in need. We’ve been working closely with our partner organizations to make sure families have childcare and are well fed. Read More 


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"Woodland has been a HUGE blessing to us during this Covid season and we trust these powerfully positive experiences will continue for years to come!  We have been seeking to follow Jesus for all of our adult lives - and the ministry of Woodland Hills is so encouraging to our continued growth. "

– Steve and Jennifer, from Colorado