All the money raised by The MOST Amazing Race funds Salvation Army food and housing programs in the Twin Cities. To date, the race has raised more than $703,000. Thanks in part to funds raised from this event, we are able to serve more than 187,000 people a year in the Twin Cities. Here are specific ways that money helps.
Every night, nearly 900 people sleep at any of 18 housing facilities offered by the Twin Cities Salvation Army.
We provide emergency and permanent supportive housing for youth, veterans, seniors, and other adults. Our dedicated case managers are a tireless resource for homeless men and women looking to get back on their feet.
With a lack of affordable housing in the Twin Cities, this need will only continue to grow in the coming years.
Each day, we serve 700 hot meals in the Twin Cities and provide enough groceries for an additional 2,300 meals to be made in the homes of those who need them most. Last year alone, we provided groceries to 95,000 people.
Our eight food shelves around the metro area are busier than ever before, with our guests reporting an increased need for help. We know that one in ten Minnesotans faces food insecurity on a daily basis.
We also offer youth-only food shelves. These food shelves allow homeless youth to get food and referral services, no questions asked.