Due to our recent COVID-19 outbreak, we are doing our best to balance the need for basic services with our capacity to effectively respond amid so many facility shutdowns, particularly those that host some of our programs.  With this in mind, if you are looking to volunteer or you are in need of one or more of our services, please contact us directly in regard to our open hours and availability for a particular program, service, and/or host site.   We can best be reached by calling 612-217-4003 (leave a voicemail please) or by email at info@goodinthehood.org.  Thank you for your kind understanding as we work together for good.

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A Message From Our Executive Director

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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.

Rev. Shawn Morrison
Executive Director & Founder


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Good in the ‘Hood receives 2020 Best of Bloomington Award

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Good in the ‘Hood charitable non-profit. 2020 Best of Bloomington Award.

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Good in the ‘Hood Receives 2020 Best of Bloomington Award

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Volunteer Opportunities

Shoe Sorting- Fridley warehouse (12-2 pm)


Shoe Sorting- Fridley warehouse (12-2 pm)


Shoe Sale Event- Cedar Valley Church on bus, Bloomington 5-8pm


Food in the 'Hood, Bloomington Set up shift 12-4pm


Food in the 'Hood Bloomington Distribution Shift 5-9pm


In the News

Each year we provide the following support and services to individuals and families:


Pounds of Groceries distributed


Holiday Help Thanksgiving baskets for families in need


Holiday Help Adopt-A-Family sponsorships


Pairs of shoes and winter boots distributed to schools, shelters and those in need


Individuals served with food subsidies and essential groceries


Households provided with food subsidies and essential groceries.