Leadership

KaZoua

KaZoua Berry

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Emily

Emily Eddy White

Emily has 15 years of experience with programs and advancement at The Food Group. She finds deep value in mission-driven work that leads to food equity and has the power to change lives. Emily is passionate about building internal and external connections and support for The Food Group. She leads fund development, marketing and communications, […] Read more

David

David Peeples

David has over 25 years of leadership experience in nonprofit community-driven collaboratives, entry-level workforce coaching, and various healthcare and corrections industries. He has built and cultivated effective teams, created and managed innovative programs, and led inclusive community outreach. His areas of expertise also include change management, motivational interviewing, mental health and wellness, and relationship management. […] Read more

Tom Mercer

From the start of his career, Tom had his eye on working at a nonprofit. While working toward a social science degree at Metropolitan State University, he studied the stories of the working poor and interned at The Food Group. While working with the Fare For All program, Tom found he had an aptitude for […] Read more

Sophia

Sophia Lenarz-Coy

Sophia has worked in hunger relief her entire career. She is always thinking of creative ways to bring good, culturally connected food to where it’s needed most. Her passion is collaborating with community partners to create a more equitable food system for all. Before becoming executive director, Sophia served as The Food Group’s director of […] Read more

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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