The fight for food equity has an ever-changing recipe. The Food Group’s executive director, Sophia Lenarz-Coy, offers a personal reflection on our work for food justice.
The first time I literally got into the weeds to see what a local food system could look like, I was in college. I worked on a small organic farm just outside of Fargo, North Dakota and I did a lot of food policy work, helping to draft proposals for things like urban beekeeping and backyard chickens in the city.
It’s time all hunger relief organizations, donors and funders recognize just HOW complicated Thanksgiving’s history is in order to truly achieve food equity.
by David Peeples, Director of Programming Like a lot of other people who work in the food access space, I saw the most recent Consumer Price Index report last month. The numbers show that inflation continues to rise, up 8.2 percent over last year with food at the top of the list of things that […] Read more
The Food Group recently awarded 19 grants totaling $90,000 to local food shelf and hunger relief orgs in Minnesota to build refrigerators, expanding freezer space, incorporating multi-lingual signage, and increase culturally familiar foods.