Produce Rescue

Putting more fresh produce on every table.

We believe hunger relief should include nutritious and healthy foods — like high quality fresh produce. Volunteers are vital to providing food shelves and programs with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Farmers Market Rescue

Sunday mornings July – October, volunteers visit booths at the Minneapolis Farmers Market (312 East Lyndale Ave N) to collect surplus produce.

Shift schedule here!

Gleaning

The Food Group’s produce program staff and volunteers travel to area farms July – November to harvest remaining produce. If you are interested in local farms, hands-on harvesting, and meeting new people, join the Glean Team!

Questions on being a harvest volunteer?

Call 763-450-3886 or email [email protected].

Calling Local Farmers
Would you like skilled staff and volunteers from The Food Group to harvest leftover produce at your farm or orchard? Email [email protected] or call 763-450-3872 to schedule a glean or set a time to bring your produce to our warehouse.

Have excess fruits and vegetables? We will purchase from you and share at no cost with our food access partners. Like you, we want to reduce food waste and put more fresh produce on the tables of families facing hunger.

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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 30+ counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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