Minneapolis tops in the nation in National Night Out Participation

December 1, 2014 (MINNEAPOLIS) Thanks to incredible community support and an increase in community policing, Minneapolis has once again grabbed the trophy for top National Night Out (NNO) city in the country. It is the city’s 3rd year in a row topping the charts nationwide.

1,484 events were registered for NNO in 2014, setting a record on our City streets the night of August 5th. Attendance totaled more than 74,000 and more than 23,500 of them were kids and young adults. All told, 19% of Minneapolis’ total population participated in the celebration and 100% of city’s 83 residential neighborhoods participated this year.

“Our communities and block club leaders realize what a tremendous honor this is for our City. Our Officers and Crime Prevention Specialists certainly do. The numbers prove that we have a very strong partnership with the neighborhoods that play a huge part in helping keep our streets safe,” Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau said.

Farm to School BBQ – FREE 9/25 from 5-7:30pm

MPS Culinary & Nutrition Services is proud to announce that our third annual FREE Farm to School Community BBQ will be on Thursday, September 25th from 5:00 to 7:30pm!

The event will take place in the parking lot of our Culinary Center, located at 812 Plymouth Avenue North. Students, families, staff and community members will have the chance to enjoy a locally-sourced meal, taste samples made by local chefs, learn about community organizations and meet some of the farmers who grow food for our school meals.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/F2SBBQ2014

If you’d like to volunteer at the event, please contact Callie at school.gardens@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Thanks so much, and please let me know if you have any questions!


Andrea Northup

Farm to School Coordinator
Minneapolis Public Schools
Culinary & Nutrition Services
612-668-2854 (work)
612-300-6201 (cell)
612-668-2830 (fax)

NE Harvest Gathering


From the event’s Facebook page, “Join your neighbors for an evening dedicated to fostering community. Associate Justice Alan Page, Founder of the Page Foundation and Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, will be this year’s speaker. This FREE event will include live music, keynote speaker, dessert, and discussion. Come ready to meet some new folks and discuss authentic community.”

Click here for flyer and the Facebook event page.