We are proud to be the first independent food bank in our 30+ county service area. Independence allows us to be creative and flexible in our programs, growing and responding to what communities want and nee
Local foods fill a hunger gap
The Food Group is proud to provide our partners with locally grown and sourced foods. Thanks to our generous supporters, local foods are becoming a staple at food shelves like MCCC.
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.
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.
Health & Wellness Tips
It is important to be in tune with your body and maintain body awareness. This can be hard to do amidst a busy life. To become more in tune with your personal body awareness, try this simple mindfulness meditation practice at home, called a body scan.