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The Recipe for Food Justice

The fight for food equity has an ever-changing recipe. The Food Group’s executive director, Sophia Lenarz-Coy, offers a personal reflection on our work for food justice.

two people in black standing on a dock in front of some gorgeous aqua water with a little hill on the horizon

How values-based sourcing can change our food system

The first time I literally got into the weeds to see what a local food system could look like, I was in college. I worked on a small organic farm just outside of Fargo, North Dakota and I did a lot of food policy work, helping to draft proposals for things like urban beekeeping and backyard chickens in the city. 

We need to rethink Thanksgiving.

It’s time all hunger relief organizations, donors and funders recognize just HOW complicated Thanksgiving’s history is in order to truly achieve food equity.

Livelihoods – Not Just Numbers

by David Peeples, Director of Programming Like a lot of other people who work in the food access space, I saw the most recent Consumer Price Index report last month. The numbers show that inflation continues to rise, up 8.2 percent over last year with food at the top of the list of things that […] Read more

Growing Food, Culture, and Connection

Welcome to the Sudanese Farming Group, Big River Farms’ newest farming partners and site.

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We’re a nonprofit working at the intersection of equity and access to fresh, sustainable foods. From farming to distribution, we provide fresh food across MN and WI.

The Food Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. EIN 41-1246504 Contributions are tax-deductible to the full amount provided by the law.

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