Host a Cash Drive

Get together and take action against hunger.

Looking for an engaging and impactful way to give back and make a difference in the lives of those experiencing hunger in our community? Host a food and cash drive with The Food Group! Join with your co-workers, teammates, friends and neighbors, or members of your faith, youth, or community group.

Collect cash, nourishing foods and much-needed household items for families in our community.

Host a Cash Drive

With cash donations, you’ll get the most bang for your buck! The Food Group uses donated dollars to buy high-demand food items at discounted prices. A cash drive can be in-person or virtual. We’ll provide collection boxes or create a secure and convenient giving page on GiveMN. Your supporters can give any amount using their credit or debit card.

Organize a Food Drive

If you’re collecting more than 500 pounds, we can provide bins to collect food donations. We’ll also arrange a time to pick up your donation.

If you collect less than 500 pounds, please use your own collection containers and deliver food directly to your local food shelf.

Celebrate Your Impact

After your donations are received, we will let you know how many pounds you collected and the number of meals you provided. Then celebrate! Thank you for providing food today and nourishing our community for tomorrow.

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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