Eden Prairie residents will gather after dark to celebrate at the annual neighborhood “Night to Unite” festivities on Tuesday, Aug. 1.
A sense of community will be on full display as revelers continue the tradition of collecting non-perishable food to donate to the PROP Food Shelf.
Every year on the first Tuesday night in August, Eden Prairie holds Night to Unite, which the city describes as a summer celebration dedicated to fostering a safe and connected community.
According to the city’s website, neighborhoods that register their parties with the city and donate more than 200 pounds of food will be entered into a drawing to win an ice cream social hosted by the Eden Prairie Police and Fire departments.
In 2022, Night To Unite donations to PROP Food totaled over 9,000 pounds.
Jenifer Loon, the executive director of PROP Food, expressed her deep appreciation for the outpouring of generosity each year from the neighborhood groups.
“Donations of in-date non-perishable food greatly help PROP to keep nutritious food on the shelves for clients during the high-demand summer months,” Loon said. “We are so encouraged by the way our community rallies to provide for our neighbors who are experiencing food insecurity. This generous spirit makes Eden Prairie a wonderful place to live, and helps PROP Food to fulfill its mission as we strive to ensure everyone has the food they need for themselves and their families.”
Local businesses, civic organizations, churches, schools, and individuals support PROP Food and Services. Anyone interested in volunteering or partnering with PROP can call 952-937-9120 or visit www.propfood.org for more information.
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