A quick update on our giving back partner - the Minneapolis Market. As a reminder, this is a low cost food club that works like a food pantry (free food for low income families). The twist is that people here get to shop with dignity - because they have monthly points (they BUY) and also get to choose what they want their families to eat. It's a really cool idea that we love to support. We also office at the Market, which is a great reminder of a few things. Here's the two that come to mind:
- Serve a higher purpose - there are needy people all around us.
- Things aren't that hard - we shop at target and drive to work.
We don't talk a lot about the market on our social media and blog, but I want that to change. We are cooking up some cool giveaways that we'll kick off after a (hopefully) successful summer sale. But I wanted to share a quick story with you from last week.
The market opens at 5 on Thursdays, and at 2pm I came back to the office from a meeting. A family with 3 kids was lined up outside - 3 hours early - despite the 90+ degree day. The shelves were not as full as we would have liked, and it broke my heart to think that people were lined up to get what their family needs to eat that week. I thought, "We can do better than this." And with every success Funktion has, I assure you we will.
I hope that is a good reminder for all of us today, and helps you understand the heart of what we're trying to do here. We're all about baby stuff with mom style, but there is a higher purpose as well.