Ways to Give

It's quick and easy to get food to where it's needed most.

Your contribution sends healthy, culturally relevant foods to families who are struggling to put meals on the table.

Many Ways to Give

Become a Monthly “Nourisher”

Sign up for automatic monthly giving and you can fight hunger every day! Since the pandemic, food needs have skyrocketed. Your monthly gift will help meet urgent needs — ensuring children, seniors and families in our local community have access to the culturally relevant foods they need to thrive. We all want and need familiar, nutritious foods that promote health and wellness.

Donate by Phone or Mail

Instead of making an online donation, you can:

  • Call us to give by credit card. Call The Food Group at 763-450-3860. MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
  • Mail a check. To donate by mail, send your check payable to The Food Group to 8501 54th Avenue North, New Hope, MN, 55428.
Your Employer May Double or Triple Your Gift!

Double or triple the impact of your gift! Many employers match dollars or volunteer hours contributed by their employees, retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, enter your employer’s name below. Then follow the instructions to access the match.

If you have questions or would like help completing your matching gift form, contact Gay Gonnerman at [email protected] or 763-450-4219.

Enter the name of your employer in the search box to see if they have a matching gift program registered with HEPdata.

If they do, you can follow the instructions to contact your employer and ask them to match your gift! If you don’t see your organization, contact your HR person to double-check.

Make a Qualified IRA Distribution

If you meet certain guidelines, you may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA (individual retirement account) to The Food Group. QCDs can satisfy your required minimum distributions (RMDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met.

Contact your IRA plan administrator to make the gift. The Food Group is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under IRS code 501 (c)(3), EIN #41-1246504. If you have questions, contact Gay Gonnerman at [email protected] or 763-450-4219.

Donate Stock

Giving stock is an efficient and effective way to support hunger relief. Consult your financial advisor to learn about potential tax advantages, such as a tax deduction for the full market value of your stock.

Stock can be transferred directly to The Food Group’s broker. Please provide your broker with this information:

Advisor Net Financial
DTC #0443
Account: The Food Group Minnesota
Account Number: 4N2869010

The Food Group’s Broker:
Advisor Net Financial
Brandon Lawrence
Phone: 763-315-8000
Email: [email protected]

Please notify The Food Group of the transfer to ensure we properly acknowledge your donation. We need to know your name and mailing address, type of stock and number of shares.  Without this information, we do not know who sent the stock donation. Please contact Gay Gonnerman at The Food Group at 763-450-4219 or [email protected].

Plan a Legacy Gift*

A planned gift is a meaningful way to leave a legacy and provide long-term support to alleviate hunger. To make a lasting impact, you can:

  • Access FreeWill, an online estate planning tool. It’s 100% free to you. In 20 minutes or less, you can care for your loved ones and create a legacy for causes you care about.
  • Leave a bequest to The Food Group in your personal will or trust. Here is sample legal language: [“I [your name] give to The Food Group Minnesota, 8501 54th Avenue North, New Hope, MN, 55428 EIN #41-1246504, _____ percent of my estate, or the sum of   _____   dollars, or the remainder of my estate.”]
  • Make The Food Group a beneficiary of an IRA account or insurance policy. Just add “The Food Group Minnesota” as a beneficiary.

We would appreciate hearing from you if you are planning to make a legacy gift to The Food Group. Please contact Gay Gonnerman at 763-450-4219 or [email protected]

*This information is neither tax nor legal advice. Contact your financial advisor to plan your gift.

Make Bulk Product Donations

The Food Group accepts bulk donations of all types of nutritious foods and household products. Giving close-dated, surplus, discontinued, or seasonal products reduces waste and — best of all — feeds families experiencing hunger!

All donations go out to our food shelf partners at no cost. Read more about bulk donations.

Rest Assured Your Gift is Private and Secure

When you donate, your personal information will be secure and will not be shared. The Food Group does not sell, rent, trade or share donor information with any other organizations.

The Food Group keeps a record of your giving history so that we can thank you, send you receipts, and inform you about news, events, and giving opportunities. Donor information is kept in a secure database and can only be accessed by authorized persons who have unique usernames and passwords. Donor information includes: name, address, email, and phone number. Online donations are secure and deposited directly.

The Food Group will publicly acknowledge your donation in its annual report unless you explicitly request that your gift be anonymous. If you have questions about donor privacy or wish to review your personal information, please contact Emily Eddy White at 763-450-3868 or [email protected].

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