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EP Emergency Food Drive

Friday, May 29, 2020

Rep. Kotyza-Witthuhn

Dear Neighbors, 

I wanted to give you a quick update on an emergency food drive I organized, with support from PROP, the City of Eden Prairie, and the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. On Saturday and Sunday, from 9-11am, we’ll be at the Hennepin Technical College off of Flying Cloud Drive, accepting donations for senior living facilities in south Minneapolis near the 3rd Precinct. 

The recent tragedy and ongoing unrest has left them without access to the resources they require. The foods that are most in need right now are non-perishable and pantry staple items like bread, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, canned goods, etc.

We cannot accept any perishable food items due to non-refrigerated storage space. We will not be able to accept any cash donations, but online donations can be made to local food shelves at or

We will be at the J1 entrance, to the right of the main entrance. Enter on College View Drive, stay straight toward the auditorium, turn right before the main entrance, and the J1 entrance will be on the left side.


We could use a small number of volunteers. Please email me at if you’d like to volunteer either Saturday or Sunday. We ask that any volunteers wear masks, and we will also have hand sanitizer available on-site.

Eden Prairie has done such an amazing job of sticking together during the challenges we’ve faced this year. If you’re also able to help those struggling in Minneapolis, it’d be greatly appreciated. 



Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn