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wild rice lemonade

Wild Rice Lemonade

Save your rice water from our Wild Rice & Berries recipe to make this refreshing lemonade that is naturally sweetened by dried berries and maple syrup.


tangy vinaigrette, salad dressing

Tangy Vinaigrette

A go-to vinaigrette recipe that’s quick and easy to make, full of flavor and versatile enough to dress up any type of salad!


honey soy-glazed salmon in a pan

Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon

This sweet and savory salmon comes together quickly in one pan using a sauce that will become your family’s new obsession.


a bowl of wild rice with blueberries, topped with pecans and raspberries

Wild Rice and Berries

Wild rice, also known as “manoomin” or “good berry” in the Anishinaabe language, is the official state grain of Minnesota.


a bowl of oatmeal topped with blueberries

Blueberry Oatmeal

Adding blueberries to your oatmeal makes this bowl full of fiber, antioxidants and vitamins.


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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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