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A Note from Sophia

A report from Hunger Solutions published in February put the stories into numbers, revealing staggering statistics of hunger right here at home: a 53% increase in visits to MN food shelves in just one year. 

A Note from Sophia

We are proud to be the first independent food bank in our 30+ county service area. Independence allows us to be creative and flexible in our programs, growing and responding to what communities want and nee

A Note from Sophia

We are celebrating all that our supporters and community do to make sure food reaches people who need it.

A Note from Sophia

Our commitment to uniting communities and healing injustices is powerful and an equitable food system is possible. Let’s do this together.

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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