About Oasis Central Minnesota
Oasis Central Minnesota was originally incorporated in 1988 as OASIS Share a Meal by a group of Morrison County residents concerned about food and housing insecurity in Morrison County, Minnesota. At its inception, Oasis Central Minnesota began providing a free community meal. These meals continue today under the Share a Meal program. Each week a volunteer serving group plans, prepares and serves groups of 60-90 people. The purpose of the Share a Meal is to provide a nutritious free meal for individuals and families in need, as well as a setting for community fellowship. The Share a Meal program serves over 3,000 meals annually.
In 2015 Oasis Central Minnesota identified homelessness and housing insecurity as a growing community concern and emergency housing as a service gap. Funded by donations and private foundation grants, Oasis Central Minnesota provides emergency housing in a motel setting and case management to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Since 2015, Oasis Central Minnesota has provided emergency housing and case management to over 100 individuals and families.
Oasis Central Minnesota has a rich and vibrant grassroots history with programs that are founded with the philosophy of building community by working together as neighbors. All of our programming is volunteer driven and works to not only provide access to basic necessities but build relationships within the community.