Each year with your help we:

  • Provide 1,000,000 pounds of food to 8,000 children, adults, and seniors

  • Help 250 families obtain and maintain stable housing

  • Supply 300 families with clothes for school and work

  • Give 1,000 kids school supplies, birthday gifts, and holiday toys

  • Engage 600 volunteers in 25,000 hours of service


Healthy food. Proper clothing. Housing stability. This is the ongoing story of PRISM.

PRISM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1970 by folks who were concerned about local hungry and homeless families.


What started as a small, informal effort has since evolved into a strong, sustainable organization that is considered a leading provider of basic needs services in the northwest Twin Cities suburbs.

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Nearly 50 years later our mission remains the same: to provide social services and connections that empower people in our community to build healthy, stable lives.


Our core values of collaboration, innovation, dignity, and accountability can be seen in all areas of programming – from our Marketplace Food Shelf to our Housing Programs to our Shop for Change Thrift Shop to our Children’s Programs. It is these values that drive our efforts to serve people in a welcoming, strengths-based, individualized manner.