We All Need Food and Water logo with tagline community + solutions = joy
What we do

We focus on climate change solutions because a stable climate drives all life on Earth and every human endeavor.

OUR FUN AND CREATIVE PROGRAMS ARE CHANGING UNHELPFUL DOOM NARRATIVES TO CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM WHILE BUILDING COMMUNITY, CONNECTING CROWDS WITH SOLUTIONS, AND SPREADING JOY.

All kids need healthy food!

The future hasn't happened. The time to create the future we want is now.

Climate change is already destabilizing our world. In Minnesota, we are seeing extreme heat, heavy downpours, and flooding that affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry, transportation, air and water quality, and more. We are all in the greatest race against climate-warming emissions whether or not we signed up to be.

But the worst effects of climate change can still be avoided. We All Need Food and Water acknowledges that we are in the greatest race of all time AND that doing anything but running our fastest is chickening out! Now is the time to go the extra mile and give it our all, not sink into despair and apathy tuning out the climate crisis believing we’re doomed and it’s too late.

One story and event at a time, our programs are reshaping unhelpful, paralyzing narratives into solution-based stories and adventures rooted in equity and kindness.

THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS THAT WE HAVE THE SOLUTIONS!

THE QUESTION IS: WILL HUMANITY STEP UP, WORK TOGETHER, AND MAKE IT HAPPEN? 

BE A LEADER. JOIN US IN REIMAGINING AND RECREATING THE WORLD WE WANT TO LIVE IN. 

our programs

Future unfolds now (aka Fun) community EVENTS

From sleigh rides to sailing, our free intergenerational activities bring diverse people together to have fun and connect people to climate solutions.

Language interpreters, ride assistance, warm clothing, and specialized equipment are provided upon request to ensure community access.

Puppets for People

Stories shape society. We playfully educate kids and their caregivers emphasizing the importance of “we” thinking (having the good of the community in mind) as well as helpful actions people can take to promote personal and planetary health. Children go home with their own sock puppets they make and copies of our show scripts so they can continue telling the stories—and hopefully create stories of their own.

CReate our Future

Working with Hollywood industry professionals, we’re combining environmental education and screening writing (film and TV) to help shift our narrative away from doom and helplessness to comedy and action to “re-write our future.” While these are definitely challenging times, this is also an extraordinary time to be on the planet and influence the direction of civilization.

See what your donation will do

$ 25 Transportation to and from FUN Events

Absolutely everyone is welcome at our FUN Events. But not everyone has the means to get there, especially since some of our FUN Events are on the outskirts of town where public transit may be limited and other people may have special needs. We promise, if you want to come to our event, we will do everything we can to make it happen.

$50 scholarship for a participant to attend a Create Our Future screenwriting workshop

Our screenwriting program is "pay as you can." Help a struggling a writer paricipate in influencing our society's most important narratives. There’s still time to choose and create the future we want. TV and film have the power to reach a broad audience and help people reimagine a sustainable future.

$125 Covers Translation Services

We care about reaching everyone. We provide translation to all of our events upon request.

$ 200 pays for a Puppets for People program

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. Just one show reaches an average of 60 people, which works out to be around $3/person. These shows playfully educate kids and their caregivers about taking care of themselves and others by protecting the planet we all depend on. 

$ 500 covers FUN Event rentals & admission fees for 1 event

To keep our FUN Events accessible, we need funding to cover admission fees, rental equipment, and sometimes warm clothing to participants in need.

Donations are tax deductible

Our program areas: FUN Events, Create Our Future, Puppets for People, or General operation (use wherever needed)

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Check donations save us money on processing fees

Checks can be made payable and mailed to:

We All Need Food and Water (or WANFAW)

5901 Birchwood Street, Shoreview, MN 55126