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Supporter Spotlight

April was National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we got to celebrate our volunteers!  In 2022, more than 1,800 volunteers gave 13,674 hours to The Food Group.

PIVOT FOR THE PEAK: Reaching Seniors

Fare For All volunteer John Schade helping out at an outdoor drive-through sale. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our lives, food shelves across the county have seen a dramatic increase in visits, especially by seniors. Local nonprofit Hunger Solutions reports that some locations are experiencing double, sometimes triple-digit increases in seniors utilizing food […] Read more

Surly Brewing Shines With A Bright Heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15I04M9fM24&t=21s Through Mission Moments, we share how staff, volunteers, and supporters connect with our work. See how Surly Brewing Co.’s charitable arm, Surly Gives A Damn, gives back to local communities like The Food Group. SGAD Strengthens Our Food System Surly Brewing Co.’s charitable arm, Surly Gives A Damn (SGAD), has supported The Food Group […] 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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