Partner Spotlight

Food as Medicine: Partnering with Healthcare for Food Access

Supporting our community members and neighbors needing access to food cannot be done without key partnerships and collaboration. It’s an important, critical mission that requires cross sector collaboration. At The Food Group, we’re proud to team up with a wide network of partners — farmers, wholesalers, advocates, donors, volunteers, anti-hunger agencies, and more — to […] Read more

Partnerships Grounded in Values: From Farm Kid to Farming Advocate

Marcus Carpenter is helping BIPOC emerging farmers grow their businesses and increase food access in underserved communities. We partner with Route 1, a resource hub for emerging BIPOC farmers based out of Hamel. It’s an impactful, symbiotic relationship that gives local farmers the opportunity to offer their produce through our online market for community food […] Read more

Valley Outreach

Let’s Make it Better. Together.

Food shelf visits this spring are looking very different. . . Just a few weeks ago, Valley Outreach food shelf served nearly 1000 families in one week, more than double their previous pandemic era average of 350 families each week.

Coming Together in North Minneapolis

The north metro food landscape has changed dramatically in the past few months—three major food retailers in the area have permanently shut their doors to community.

North Minneapolis Grocery Stores closing at alarming rate

The north metro food landscape has changed dramatically the past two months. Three major food retailers in the area have permanently shut their doors to community.

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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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