Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth.The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services.

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120 N. 1st Ave. W., Duluth, MN.
(218)720-6521 or
Baskets in the Narthex are waiting for your donations and these are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Ideas for Donating High Quality, Nutritious Food
Place items in the narthex baskets. Please check expiration dates. Thank you! Grains: cereals, couscous, pasta of all kinds, rice pilaf mix, whole wheat crackers, rice (brown or white), flour (whole wheat and white).

Fruits and Vegetables: canned tomato juice and sauce, spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, canned tomatoes (whole, puree, paste), applesauce, dried fruit (raisins, prunes, apricots), 100% fruit juice (cans, bottles, juice boxes), canned fruit in juice rather than syrup.

Dairy: canned milk, dry milk (no refrigeration required), cartons of aseptic packaged milk, grated cheese, soy milk

Meat and Protein: Bean, lentil, minestrone or split pea soup, canned beans (kidney, garbanzo, pinto, etc.), canned tuna, chicken, ham or salmon, dry beans (kidney, garbanzo, pinto, etc.), dry roasted nuts, canned baked beans, peanut butter, hearty beef or chicken soup.
Other: baby food (carefully check expiration), coffee, tea, salad dressing, vegetable oil Condiments: Ketchup, mustard, mayo, salsa, dried herbs: oregano, basil, garlic powder, chili powder. Information from the Greater Minneapolis/Council of Churches/MN FoodShare 2012