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Donor Story

Kathy Cooney and Bob LaBombard have been active supporters of The Food Group for over thirty years. They have created an estate plan that continues their legacy of supporting food access and food systems change

The Full Circle of Philanthropy

National Philanthropy Day is observed every year on November 15 to celebrate the extraordinary change that fundraising and philanthropy have helped to create in our world. Giving and gratitude create the circle of philanthropy When the pandemic arrived and uncertainty became the norm, no one could predict what would happen with charitable giving. What happened […] Read more

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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