Our Partners

Change happens through collaboration.

The Food Group’s partner network represents every part of our complex food system — farmers, processors and manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, hunger relief agencies, and consumers who seek access to healthy, culturally connected foods.

We’re especially grateful for our hunger relief partners, host sites for our Fare For All and Twin Cities Mobile Market programs, volunteers who donate thousands of hours each year, and the generous donors who are dedicated to ending hunger and promoting health and equity in our food system.

Every Donor Makes a Difference

It truly takes a village to achieve The Food Group’s mission of fighting hunger and nourishing our community. Thanks to all the individuals and organizations who donate their time, treasure and talent to The Food Group.

$500,000 +

Richard M Schulze Family Foundation

Hugh J Andersen Foundation

Mortenson Family Foundation

Fred C and Katherine B Andersen

$10,000 to $24,999

The Beverly Foundation

Wolters Kluwer

Andersen Corporate Foundation

Helen Brach Foundation

Nancy Somers Family Foundation


McKnight Foundation

Allina Health System

C.H. Robinson

Dexon Computer

Farm Aid, Inc.

HRK Foundation

The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota

Latino Economic Development Center

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation


MidwestOne Bank

Seidl Foundation

$25,000 to $49,999


Tennant Foundation/Employee Matching

Connexus Credit Union

Allianz Life Insurance Company

Horton, Inc.

Lakewinds Food Co-op

Luther Holding Company

Morton & Merle Kane Philanthropic Fund

$5,000 – $9,999

GPS Family Foundation

SFM Mutual Insurance Company

Birmingham Dorsey Charitable Trust

West Metro Fire Rescue District – Station #3

New Hope Lions Club

Prudential Foundation

Renewing The Countryside II

HandsOn Twin Cities

Bieber Family Foundation

CDF Foundation


Emerson Charitable Trust

Fingerhut Foundation

Grammie Jean Foundation

James T. Nystrom Foundation (Nystrom, Inc.)

Minco Products Inc.

Surly Brewing Company

The RAK Charitable Fund

UNFI Foundation

Western National Insurance

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.

The Food Group volunteer and donor

Learn from Last Year's Event
The 16th annual Emerging Farmers Conference was held virtually in January 2021. Check out the executive summary.

At Big River Farms, we believe everyone who wants to start a sustainable farm should have access to education, land, infrastructure, markets, resources, and connections to meet their goals.

Help raise awareness of hunger in our communities!

Media Inquiries
Contact Sophia or call 763-450-3860.

Cash Grants Are Welcome, Too
Contact Emily Eddy White about making a corporate or foundation gift to The Food Group or call 763-450-3868.

Did You Know?
Over 20% of Black households and 19% of Latinx households report food insecurity, compared to 10% of white households.

Are You a Fare For All Fan?
Share about your Fare For All stop! The more people who shop, the better the prices for everyone.

Equity and Nutrition
Learn more about The Food Group's mission and read our Equity Values Statement and Healthy Foods Policy.

Would your organization like to join our list of groups donating $5,000 or more? Email Laura Mirafuentes or call 763-450-4209.

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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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