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.

David’s personal vision is to develop community partnerships that produce generational excellence in well-being. He sees himself as a connector – helping individuals see their inner greatness and collaborating on transformative strategies that benefit themselves and their communities. He has supported awareness of new possibilities while celebrating past community strengths.

Originally from Detroit, MI, David is a graduate of Michigan State University. He has lived in the Twin Cities for 16 years with his wife and son. His favorite hobby is collecting Silver Age Marvel Comics and attending as many local comic conventions as he can afford.

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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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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