Our story


Caramel Fest is a fundraiser celebrating caramel and community in Northeast Minneapolis. Hosted by Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, Caramel Fest raises money to support The Sheridan Story in its mission to feed hungry children.

The day’s events include food and raffles alongside free live music and a bouncy house for kids. All are welcome!

When members of Mt. Carmel heard about the work of The Sheridan Story, we realized there was a need to feed the children over the weekends in our own backyard at Waite Park School.

As a congregation, we participate in the work of The Sheridan Story in several ways:

  • We raise funds specifically for our commitment to Waite park.
  • We coordinate volunteers to deliver the food directly to each participating child’s backpack at Waite Park Elementary school every Friday. We work in partnership with another Northeast Lutheran church congregation, Gustavus Aldophus Lutheran Church.

Making sure our students are fed matters. Everyone can understand hunger, and everyone agrees that when you’re hungry you don’t learn or listen well. Caramel Fest is for a way for Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church to sponsor a community event while supporting our own neighborhood children.

Located in northeast Minneapolis, Mt. Carmel is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We have been serving the Northeast community since 1926. Our mission is simple: Learn, Live and Share God’s word. Visitors are always welcome.