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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

CATEGORIES: Blog, Partner Spotlight

2024 Legislative Session Summary

The 2024 Minnesota legislative session wrapped up last week, ending a legislative session marked by unique challenges, a reluctance for additional spending and the complexities of a bonding year.

CATEGORIES: Blog, News, Uncategorized

Stretching the Grocery Budget: 20+ Years of Fare For All

At The Food Group, we value community engagement and ongoing dialogue to shape our programming. Recently, we wanted to refresh, and so we asked our Fare For All customers: How did you find us? What do you like about the program? Which sale locations do you frequent most?

CATEGORIES: Blog, Mission moment

Working Together Toward Change

Our annual Impact Report serves as an important organizational touchstone – a reflection on a year of community engagement and advancing food equity and justice. It tells a summarized story of where we were, what we did, and what we learned. And it charts the course for where we aim to go in realizing our vision that everyone should have access to the food they need.


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

CATEGORIES: Blog, Partner Spotlight

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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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