Welcome to The Midway Project
The Midway Food & Empowerment Project (Midway Project) is a resident-led initiative established in partnership with HMC in May 2020 to meet immediate needs, and the project continues to work with community partners and neighbors to build a sustainable source of community support. During our near-weekly distributions at Hancock Recreation Center since June 2020, we have built a community of care that supports an average of 50 families each week and constructed a web of connectivity between the City of St. Paul, non-profit organizations, local organizers and businesses, and individual neighbors.
Thank you for your interest! We invite folks 16 years and older to sign up to volunteer. The work can be fast-paced and we cannot always accommodate work for children. We understand that children may need to join parents when childcare isn't available, and we welcome them and will try our best to provide a dedicated safe space where they can be while their parents volunteer.
Masks and gloves will be available for volunteers on-site and water and snacks will be provided. Volunteer tasks are described below and are a mixture of both inside and outside work. We want all our volunteers to feel welcome, comfortable, and successful so when you join us on-site, please let us know what you need.
Keeping Our Community Safe
We have recently updated our guidelines to balance new COVID-safe guidance and the understanding people are at varying levels of comfort. The basic idea is to be kind to one another and do our part to prevent the spread of illness.
- not feeling well or may have been exposed to COVID? Stay home, test, rest, & join us another time!
- respect requests for physical distancing
- masks are required indoors and recommended outside
- wash your hands with soap and water
- clean and disinfect high touch surfaces (cleaning products provided)
Thank you for joining our community of care. Your gift of time and good energy makes this work possible.