food justice

A Note from Sophia

Food shelf visits in our state are still at record highs. At the height of the pandemic, it was easy to understand how more people in our community were experiencing hunger than ever before. Together, we are ensuring that everyone can gather with family and eat food that provides comfort and nourishment.

Impacts of Grocery Market Redlining in the Twin Cities

Access to fresh food and affordable grocery is a challenge for many in urban neighborhoods across the US. In the Twin Cities alone, 12.5% of residents live in food insecure areas.

Going Deeper with Community Engagement

Community members shared ideas to build a more equitable food system together. We are centering community voices by putting community solutions into action.

Valley Outreach

Let’s Make it Better. Together.

Food shelf visits this spring are looking very different. . . Just a few weeks ago, Valley Outreach food shelf served nearly 1000 families in one week, more than double their previous pandemic era average of 350 families each week.

Coming Together in North Minneapolis

The north metro food landscape has changed dramatically in the past few months—three major food retailers in the area have permanently shut their doors to community.

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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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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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