May 5, 2022 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit Relatives (MMIWG2S). This crisis is happening here in Minnesota, on Dakota land, and across the country. It must be addressed. 

  • American Indian women face murder rates 10 times higher than the national average. 
  • The majority of assault and violence against Native women are by non-Native offenders.  
  • 4 out of 5 of our Native women experienced some form of violence in their lifetime. 
  • Homicide is the third leading cause of death among Native girls & women aged 10 to 24, and the fifth leading cause of death for Native women aged 25 to 34. 
A red handprint symbolizes the movement, representing thousands of women who have been silenced

The Food Group stands in solidarity with our Indigenous food access partners, communities, and the relatives they serve who are missing their family members. We remember those who have lost their lives to colonial and gender-based violence, often without receiving justice.  

The Food Group is located on Dakota land and we serve communities that share geography with the 11 tribal nations in Minnesota. Our mission is grounded in justice and equity, and we believe in recognizing and ending this epidemic of extreme violence against our Indigenous communities. 

Learn more & make change:  

  • Wear red to show your support. Red dresses are used to raise awareness of MMIWG2S and to symbolize the lives lost to violence. Red is also a sacred color to many tribes. 

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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