Tom Mercer

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From the start of his career, Tom had his eye on working at a nonprofit. While working toward a social science degree at Metropolitan State University, he studied the stories of the working poor and interned at The Food Group.

While working with the Fare For All program, Tom found he had an aptitude for logistics and process improvement. That led him to the operations department of The Food Group, where he acquired skills to effectively provide food to our neighbors who need it most.

Tom finds it very fulfilling to execute his team’s programs and to focus on long-term operational strategies for hunger relief.

Tom lives in Coon Rapids with his wife and three children. His favorite activity is golf. Currently, it’s a break from the kids, but someday he looks forward to having them round out his foursome.

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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