2024 Legislative Session Summary

The 2024 Minnesota legislative session wrapped up last week, ending a legislative session marked by unique challenges, a reluctance for additional spending and the complexities of a bonding year.

Adding New Program Areas With Statewide Impact

Hunger Solutions — our trusted, longtime partner organization in the anti-hunger space — officially became part of The Food Group. This is an especially exciting time for us, because this deeper level of partnership comes with new, complementary hunger relief programs and advocacy experience for even greater impact in serving our community members experiencing hunger.

CES Food Shelf Levels Up Home Delivery

This collaboration resulted in two game-changers: a lift gate on their delivery van and rolling carts with shelves incorporated into their delivery process.

Twin Cities Mobile Market Needs Support

The Twin Cities Mobile Market (TCMM) – currently located on two retrofitted city buses – delivers fresh, culturally connected, and affordable groceries to 23 sites in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Sophia Lenarz-Coy, executive director of The Food Group

A Note from Sophia

Fall is my favorite time of year—leaves are turning, we’re celebrating the harvest, and almost everything is pumpkin spiced. But amid so many things I love, I’m struck with the challenges we are hearing from community members.

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We Value Nutritious Food
Working with our community partners, The Food Group buys, gleans, grows, and processes fresh produce.

Food Bank
or Food Shelf?
The Food Group is a food bank that supplies other hunger relief agencies with fresh produce, frozen meat, grocery staples, and other household necessities. Food shelves distribute free food to individuals and families in their local communities.

The Food Group believes in food equity. They believe in culturally specific foods. They believe in meeting people where they are at. And most of all, they believe in dignity.

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Did You Know?
Over 20% of Black households and 19% of Latinx households report food insecurity, compared to 10% of white households.

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The Food Group

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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