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We seek out innovative ways to provide food where it helps most, in culturally sensitive and nutritionally wholesome ways.

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The Food Group exceeds industry standards and outperforms many charities in our cause. So you can take comfort in knowing that your monetary & food donations make an efficient and immediate difference.

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We've Changed our Name!

Same great work with a new great name. Emergency Foodshelf Network has changed its name to The Food Group to better embody the mission and work.
Learn more about why we changed our name.

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What We Do

The Food Group, formerly Emergency Foodshelf Network, is a local hunger relief nonprofit focused on healthy food access. We provide nutritious food and support services to over 150 hunger relief partners, including food shelves, on-site meal programs, mobile food shelf sites, and Fare For All sites throughout the state. Food shelf and on-site meal program partners receive free donations from The Food Group and supplement what isn’t donated by purchasing basic staples at or below wholesale cost through our bulk purchasing program.  Through partnership with subsidized housing buildings, our mobile food shelf program brings food directly to the homes of residents experiencing transportation barriers. The Fare For All program offers healthy food at affordable prices to help individuals stretch their budgets.  Through our innovative group of partners and direct programs we work to provide good foods in the good fight against hunger.

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What’s New

We are piloting a new project on our grounds to grow food to be distributed through our programs and partners.  The Microfarm is a partnership with The MN Project to create an edible landscape in our front yard.  The garden has been designed to maximize the amount of products grown in a relatively small space.  A hoop house will be created this fall in order to extend the growing season, allowing volunteers to harvest produce even after the first frost.  All the food grown in the garden will be planted, maintained and harvested with the help of volunteers.  The locally grown produce will then be distributed to food shelves throughout the greater Twin Cities Metro area at no cost. Contact Anita Berg, to learn more.

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