Help Hamline Church Dining Hall!

For 121 years, Hamline Church Dining Hall has served people at the Minnesota State Fair.

Known for our delicious food and wholesome, family-friendly environment, we are very thankful for the thousands of people who visit us each year.  Generations of fairgoers, our volunteers and folks from all over look forward to spending time at a place that is quintessentially Minnesotan. 

Did you know that this year Hamline Church Dining Hall is one of only 2 church dining halls still operating at the Minnesota State Fair?  Staffed by hundreds of volunteers each year, 100% of the net profits are donated to charities.  Because we're a church run operation, we do not sell alcohol, thus capping our Dining Hall's volume.

Last year's Minnesota State Fair was our busiest yet, and caused several key components to fail as we started up this year.  Both our commercial dishwasher and ranges (see below) need replacement.

We had no choice but to replace the dishwasher in time for the start of this year's MSF
.  Our ranges no longer work, but we can still use the cooktops this year.  Not to worry; we are fully ready for the Fair!  However, all of this equipment is is very expensive and critical to the Dining Hall's future operation.  We are hoping to raise enough to money to cover the replacement costs for our commercial kitchen and to insure Hamline Church can continue to run the Dining Hall at the Minnesota State Fair for years to come.

Thank you for your consideration and help and please be sure to visit our Dining Hall and beautiful church next to Hamline University; located at 1514 Englewood Ave in Saint Paul.   
All are welcome here!  Learn about Hamline Church 


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Ray Faust 
St. Paul, MN
Jan Bajuniemi 
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