Welcome to our Neighborhood!

Organized in 1915, East Side Neighborhood Services is a nonprofit human service agency that provides social and other services to individuals, families and the communities of primarily Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis. Our purpose is to assist people of all ages and backgrounds in realizing a higher quality of life.

Our president Kristine Martin has been visiting East Side's High Rise Mobile Food Shelf sites, helping our dedicated volunteers as they deliver food to over 3,000 participants across Hennepin County.

The Mobile Food Shelf is a unique program that brings nutritional support directly to 39 low-income apartment buildings.

For many participants, finding transportation to a brick-and-mortar food shelf or grocery store can be difficult. The Mobile Food Shelf ensures that these residents still have access to fresh, nutritious food.

In addition, the Mobile Food Shelf provides over 2,000 volunteers with a project and a sense of purpose.

 Upcoming Events: 

  • Mill City Charity Golf Tournament
    Thursday, September 21, 11:00 am
    Tournament registration includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, and awards & drawing for prizes. The cost of your registration provides a year of school supplies for one child in our after-school programs or one teen at Menlo Park Academy Alternative High School.
  • Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
    Saturday, October 7, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Join us for the 7th Annual Nordeast Big River Brew Fest! Featuring a diverse array of micro and craft brews — over 200 in total — as well as great food, live music, and a complimentary tasting mug! All proceeds benefit East Side and advance our mission to foster the healthy development and well being of individuals and families while strengthening our diverse community.

  • Growing Connections
    Thursdays, August 2 - September 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Join us for a new social and educational eight-week series, taught by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers from the University of Minnesota, for people living with early dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their care partners. This series, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association (Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter), will share the joy of growing plants, social connections, and cultural outings.
  • Living Well with Diabetes
    Tuesdays, September 26 - October 31, 1:30 - 4:00 pm
    Gain skills to live a healthier life! Living Well with Diabetes is a self-management workshop that covers many techniques to deal with symptoms of diabetes: fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, stress, and depression as well as topics such as healthy eating, exercise, medication usage, and working effectively with health care providers. Participants will set goals, share experiences, and help each other to solve problems they encounter.
  • Elder Law Clinics
    September 30 and October 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Neighborhood seniors can meet with an attorney for a half-hour consultation at no charge! Issues covered can be estate planning, probate, landlord/tenant issues, social security or miscellaneous issues. Seniors will be able to do actual work on basic wills, health care directives, and statutory short form for power of attorney. Call the front desk at 612-781-6011 to make an appointment, or email Laura at lmurphy@esns.org. 

  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance
    Mondays and Wednesdays, September 18 - December 6, 10:30 - 11:30 am 
    This Tai Chi class reduces risk of falls by improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility through mindful movements in a slow, flowing motion. All classes are held at East Side. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call Empowering Vital Aging at 612-787-4045 or email at TeamEVA@esns.org.
  • A Matter of Balance
    Thursdays, October 12 - December 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    In A Matter of Balance, you will learn to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce risks at home, perform exercises that improve strength and balance, and set goals to increase physical activity. This eight week workshop — an award-winning program — includes group discussion and exercise. The cost of these classes is based on ability to pay. No one will be turned away due to financial constraints. To register, call Empowering Vital Aging at 612-787-4045 or email at TeamEVA@esns.org.





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    East Side Neighborhood Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Service Provider
    1700 Second Street NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413 • 612-781-6011

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