The Food Group

The Food Group was the first food bank in Minnesota to recognize that meaningful hunger relief work requires a holistic approach with a longterm view.

“They need your help”: Inflation hitting local food shelves hard

WCCO Beret Leone | October 17, 2022 MINNEAPOLIS — It’s a hidden problem, but a growing one. Food insecurity impacts tens of thousands of Minnesotans every year. “No one wants to talk about it. No one wants to raise their hand and say I don’t have enough food to eat,” Every Meal Vice President Nate Youngblood said. Inflation […] Read more

KARE 11: Unemployment Down, Food Insecurity Up

The Food Group works to address and shed light on food insecurity in our community. KARE 11’s Sharon Yoo visited our New Hope warehouse to bust some myths about the economy and food insecurity.

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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