The Food Group
3 year commitment
Food banks and food pantries play a key role in meeting the nutritional needs of low-income children and families, who have less access to nutritious, affordable foods and are disproportionately impacted by obesity and diet-related disease. Our food bank partners make sure that times of sacrifice don’t also mean sacrificing good health.
Our partner, The Food Group, commits to being a place where families in need can find nutritious choices. Over the next three years, it will encourage healthier eating among the families it serves by evaluating the nutritional quality of the food it distributes and decreasing the amount of food and beverage with minimal nutritional value. It will provide families with information about healthier eating and encourage them to choose the healthier foods and beverages it offers. In addition, it will implement environmental changes to build a deeper culture of wellness among staff and volunteers.
The Food Group works at the intersection of food access, equity, and nutrition issues related to food and hunger in 32 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We are proud to work with an organization making such a positive impact on hunger and nutrition for families in their community.
Low-income people are at increased risk for both food insecurity and obesity