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Growing Food, Culture, and Connection

Welcome to the Sudanese Farming Group, Big River Farms’ newest farming partners and site.

From Community Gardener to Entrepreneurial Farmer

Samuel and a friend delivering maize. I met Samuel Siso, owner of Gesima Obwororo Organic Vegetable Farm, several years ago in The Food Group’s community garden in front of our building in New Hope. Ever friendly and always smiling, Samuel is a gardener who I saw daily during the gardening season. Samuel was often washing […] Read more

Community Partner Spotlight: Minneapolis University Rotary Club

Volunteers with the Minneapolis University Rotary Club stock a food shelf. Carol Skulstad knew her community was suffering. With the pandemic in full swing, the social unrest following the murder of George Floyd erupted. These two life changing events collided to form an economic crisis that meant thousands of Minnesotans were affected by food insecurity. […] Read more

produce overflowing from a grocery bag

White Bear Area Food Shelf: Weekly Delivery Program breaks down barriers to transportation

Marie Van Buskirk, Program Manager, holds a box ready for delivery As a case manager, Marie always had a fondness for White Bear Area Food Shelf. She used to refer a lot of people there because she trusted the quality of their service. As her interest in food systems grew, however, she knew she wanted […] Read more

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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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