We are deeply grateful for your partnership during this time of increased need. Executive director, Sophia Lenarz-Coy, shares more about the critical ways you are providing emergency meals and nutritious food to those who most need them. 

With the combined crises of COVID-19 and the unrest following the killing of George Floyd, the need is greater than ever. Our neighbors continue to experience multiple barriers to food access. 

If you’ve recently made a donation for COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Rapid Response following the unrest- we can’t thank you enough.

Thank you for lifting our community up during an extremely difficult time. 

We are also sharing a June 19 Star Tribune story, Minneapolis pop-up food shelves transition to meet neighborhoods’ needs after Floyd death. Sophia shares her observations about how our community is coming together to feed each other. 

Donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Rapid Response Fund are still urgently needed. You can give online or mail a check payable to The Food Group, to 8501 54th Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428.

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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Learn from Last Year's Event
The 16th annual Emerging Farmers Conference was held virtually in January 2021. Check out the executive summary.

At Big River Farms, we believe everyone who wants to start a sustainable farm should have access to education, land, infrastructure, markets, resources, and connections to meet their goals.

Help raise awareness of hunger in our communities!

Media Inquiries
Contact Sophia or call 763-450-3860.

Cash Grants Are Welcome, Too
Contact Emily Eddy White about making a corporate or foundation gift to The Food Group or call 763-450-3868.

Did You Know?
Over 20% of Black households and 19% of Latinx households report food insecurity, compared to 10% of white households.

Are You a Fare For All Fan?
Share about your Fare For All stop! The more people who shop, the better the prices for everyone.

Equity and Nutrition
Learn more about The Food Group's mission and read our Equity Values Statement and Healthy Foods Policy.

Would your organization like to join our list of groups donating $5,000 or more? Email Laura Mirafuentes or call 763-450-4209.

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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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