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

Volunteer * Host a Food Drive * Donate

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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.

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Hero of the Month

Ameriprise Financial
for their generous support
throughout the year,
allowing us to serve
over 200 food shelves
in MN through our
Fresh Produce Programs.

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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 200 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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Interested in making a food donation? Visit one of our ongoing food donation sites:

(Call or click the links below for each location’s hours of operation)

The Food Group 

8501 54th Ave N
New Hope, MN 55428

Children’s Hospital:
Hands Joining Hands (Minneapolis)

2525 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Children’s Hospital:
Hands Joining Hands (Minnetonka)

5950 Clearwater Dr. Ste. 500
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Custom Remodelers

474 Apollo Dr.
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

George & the Dragon*

813 West 50th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55419

*On Wednesdays wine
bottles are ½ off with
any food donation

Landmark Center

75 W. 5th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Oxendale’s (Jim’s Market)

374 Bernard St. W.
West St. Paul, MN 55118