A Message From Our Executive Director

Good in the Hood – Pastor Shawn Morrison

Good in the ‘Hood is dedicated to changing lives together with simple acts of kindness. Although our service opportunities are not solely limited to the urban community, we do have a purposeful inner city affinity and a commitment to serve those with the most need.

We believe that goodness and kindness are inspirational, change-agent qualities and it is our firm conviction that urban renewal can begin to take place when a focused and contagious momentum of genuine kindness is made manifest. Our desire to inspire individuals, families and entire neighborhoods to take responsibility and ownership for the growth, improvement and well-being of their personal lives and community. Through partnerships and kindness-based initiatives we believe the physical, emotional and spiritual climate of an entire community can be changed for good.

Since our inception in 2003, we have continued to expand our efforts to provide essential resources for the economically disadvantaged communities and for all those who have been marginalized by difficult circumstances. Our basic needs support services, holiday help outreaches, internships and advocacy programs continue to grow and offer much needed relief for all those in need. Still, our highest priority is to intentionally invest our time, talent and treasure towards those who are interested in making the key next steps in order to move forward in life towards a meaningful, significant and purposeful future. In short, we seek to do “WITH” those in need rather than merely “FOR” them.

In order to best accomplish this objective we place an emphasis on establishing healthy partnerships. With this in mind, we collaborate with a number of difference-making organizations. Each month, with the help of these dedicated partners, we provide practical resources such as new or gently-used shoes, groceries, meals, food for hungry college students, backpacks for students, holiday support and more for over 4,500 individuals. In addition, we make user-friendly volunteer opportunities available for a variety of individuals and church, school, civic and corporate groups. It’s truly a joy to be able to work together with the many generous volunteers in order to influence, inspire and impact individuals, families and entire communities for good.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us. I hope you will join with us in our efforts to inspire intentional kindness.

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Reverend Shawn Morrison
Founder and Executive Director

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Upcoming Events

Bus Shoe Sale w/ Fare For All- S St Paul (4-6pm)


Central Square Community Center

Cedarcrest Church Shoe Sales (5-8pm)


Cedarcrest Church

Food in the 'Hood Bloomington Distribution Shift 4:30-9pm


Cedarcrest Church

Food in the 'Hood Bloomington Clean-up Shift 7-9:30pm


Cedarcrest Church

Food in the 'Hood Bloomington Set Up Shift 12-4pm


Cedarcrest Church

We are very pleased with our growing community impact in 2016 that included the following highlights:


Students and families provided with food subsidies and essential groceries.


Families Received Thanksgiving baskets


Families with children received holiday sponsorship’s


Individuals received new or gently used footwear


Hungry People received hot meals


Backpacks with essential supplies provided for children and homeless youth