Partner Spotlight

Founding Partner: Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

Before food shelves were a standard neighborhood resource, Joyce Uptown Food Shelf made its mark as a safe place for families to access food when they needed it most. As a founding partner of The Food Group, fifty-three years later, Joyce is busy as ever.

Partner Spotlight: Du Nord Foundation Community Market

“Solidarity with the Neighborhood” The combination of the pandemic and the civil uprising of 2020 moved hunger relief in new directions. New organizations sprang up in response and partnered with The Food Group. Here’s a closer look at one of them- Du Nord Foundation Community Market (DNFCM). The Minneapolis intersection of Lake St. and Hiawatha […] Read more

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Emerging Partner Spotlight: The Sanneh Foundation

At Corcoran Park in South Minneapolis, the community comes together on Friday afternoons. The atmosphere is lively and festive. There is music playing, hot cocoa, and pan dulce (a Mexican sweet bread) being served, and a large group of young folks in attendance. The Sanneh Foundation coordinates this weekly gathering. It is a priority to […] Read more

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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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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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