The Twin Cities Mobile Market (TCMM) – currently located on two retrofitted city buses – delivers fresh, culturally connected, and affordable groceries to 23 sites in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Fall is my favorite time of year—leaves are turning, we’re celebrating the harvest, and almost everything is pumpkin spiced. But amid so many things I love, I’m struck with the challenges we are hearing from community members.
Six days a week, nearly 100 families come together to share food and community in North Minneapolis at Camden Promise, one of our 224 partner food programs.
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.
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.