Food Drive

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf Food Drive

Taste of Greece and Joyce Uptown Food Shelf are joining forces to fill the shelves!  Bring 3 non-perishable food items to Taste of Greece and receive 2 free tickets; good for food and drink throughout the festival weekend. A huge Thanks to all who donated last year; we collected over a metric ton of food for families in the Minneapolis area!

Joyce Uptown Food Shelf, located at 3041 Fremont Ave., S. in Minneapolis, has been serving hungry residents of southwest Minneapolis for over 40 years.

Their mission is "To distribute food to those in need with respect and dignity as an expression of the love of God."

Their services are:

    Providing clients with a 3-day supply of food once a month.
    Helping approximately 1,400 people each month,  Many of them families and elderly neighbors.
    Using donated money to purchase food at less than 20 cents per pound.

For more information about Joyce Uptown Food Shelf, click here.

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church

Welcome to St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church.  We are located at 3450 Irving Ave. S. in Minneapolis.   To learn more about St. Mary's and Orthodoxy, please visit our website at

Mission Statement

To proclaim, celebrate, and share the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ in accordance with the Orthodox Tradition


Hear the good news of what God has done in Jesus Christ (preaching, evangelism, mission);

Pray in order to be sanctified by the Holy Spirit (worship, the Sacraments, fasting);

Grow in knowledge by learning the new life in Christ and the Orthodox Tradition (catechism, Bible study, education);

Serve the poor, suffering, and needy, and bear witness to the Kingdom of God by working for social and economic justice;

Share our lives with each other (fellowship, meals, social and cultural events).

Festival Location

St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis

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