Faith in Action Booya fundraiser in Hackensack to be held curbside Sept. 24

Faith in Action will again be serving the ever popular Booya, a hearty vegetable soup.

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Booyamasters Katie Stage, Mike Bohanon, Chris Stage and Greg Proferl setting up for 2020 Faith in Action Booya. Contributed / Faith In Action

In light of increased cases of COVID-19, the Faith in Action Booya fundraising event will again be curbside from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at Union Church in Hackensack.

“We believe this is the only Booya event in north central Minnesota,” Booyamaster Mike Bohanon said in a news release. “We know we can make this a fun curbside event again this fall.”

Booya is a rich stew, slow-cooked overnight in a giant cauldron with several kinds of meats and loads of vegetables and served with Linnea’s organic sourdough bread. Booya will be served first come, first served, with no reservations. Servings are available in single, double or family-sized containers and quantities are limited.

There is no charge for a meal and donations will be accepted at the door.

Faith in Action connects Cass County residents with local volunteers who provide neighborly assistance with rides, accessible van rides, basic home repair and phone reassurance. Volunteers hope to provide homemaking and chore services later this fall. Services are provided based on need, not income, and there are no fees for services. Everyone qualifies but they do need to call ahead.


Drivers are needed in every community in Cass County. Volunteers can choose how, when and how often they are able to help. Drivers are also needed for the accessible van. Volunteer training, liability insurance, mileage reimbursement and COVID-19 protective supplies are provided.

Call 218-675-5435 for more information, or learn more about Faith in Action programs and volunteer opportunities at the Booya event.

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Faith in Action Volunteers Al Sanford, Mary Parrish and Jamie Wolske packaged Linnea’s Homemade Bread for the 2020 Fall Booya for Faith in Action. Contributed / Faith in Action

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