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Prepare to Garden with Kick-Start Rotary
Coming soon to a SPRING near you!
Get ready for a fundraiser that is going to paint the roses red!  We plan to offer Gertens Plant Cards this year to prepare for Mother's Day and the upcoming outdoor season.  Plan your perennial purchases with Kick-Start Rotary!
Stay tuned for details!
Thanks from The Open Door and Scott Swenson

Dear Friends,

On Super Bowl weekend we undertook the single largest community outreach event in the history of The Open Door, and thanks to your help the event was a tremendous success. You joined over 200 community members who volunteered their time to bag groceries, sell Cub Cares bags of food, and spread the mission of The Open Door to thousands of shoppers at all 3 Cub Store locations in Eagan.

Thanks to your generous gift of time, energy, and enthusiasm we raised nearly $30,000 in cash and food donations!

The collective impact of your efforts goes far beyond the dollars raised and the food collected...your time and efforts helped bring the issue of hunger in our community front and center on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, and helped hundreds of shoppers learn about our mission of ending local hunger through access to healthy food.

This event took more than volunteer also took financial support. Home Federal and Cub Foods laid the ground work as title sponsors, and are deserving of our gratitude as well as our support. Superior Service Center and Liberty Title, and all of our sponsors listed on the right side of this page gave to make this event the success that it was.  Please support the companies and individuals who support The Open Door.  

Thank you. Thank you for giving up time on your weekend, thank you for putting yourself out there and talking to strangers, thank you for representing The Open Door with compassion and class.

With Deepest Gratitude,

Jason Viana, Executive Director The Open Door

Scott Swenson, Market President Home Federal

It's all in the BAG!

Super Rotarians at the Super Bagging Event to Support The Open Door Food Pantry


Eagan Kick-Start Rotarians rocked more than two full bagging shifts to support the Super Bagging Event on February 4-5, 2016.


The event expanded to all three Cub Foods stores in Eagan, and bagging shifts ran all day for two straight days.


Customers could purchase donation bags with food to be directly donated to The Open Door Food Pantry.  Donations support the community's need for food year round...not just at peak donation times surrounding holidays.


Baggers helped the community prepare for their super bowl parties while earning cash tips donated directly to The Open Door.  The coming weeks will tell how successful this year's event really was.  Thanks to all who organized, bagged, and donated!  The community benefits from every ounce of your generosity.

From Bagging to Bling!


Past President Mike Ferber and Current President Eric Swanson both attended the Eagan Rotary Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, February 4, 2017.  Don't they clean up nicely?


Future President Dave Verbeke and Webmaster Jerri Neddermeyer rocked table 13 at the Gala.  Other Kick-Start Rotarians in attendance: Julie Andersen, Mike Supina, Keevan Kosidaowski, and of course our very own frequent-flying visitor Scott Swenson.
2016 Presidential Theme