KID Pack was featured on WCCO News!

FFEN is partnering with the White Bear Emergency Food Shelf and Step One Foods this summer to make a difference for 250 children by providing them with KID Packs; each pack will provide six wholesome and nutritious meals every weekend — delivered in a backpack.
Your donation — in any amount — will have an immediate and measurable impact for children in the White Bear Lake area.
  • Give $13.50 — the amount you would pay for a movie ticket and popcorn — and a child will receive six meals for a weekend.
  • Give $162 and a child will receive six nutritious meals every weekend this summer.
You can make a world of difference for Minnesota children this summer. Please donate now to prevent childhood hunger.

FFEN provides professional services and monetary support to Minnesota nonprofits to ensure that basic human needs are met in the communities they serve.

Identifying an unmet need

• One in nine Minnesotans faced hunger in 2016, causing them to turn to community food shelves during a crisis.
• Resources for people in poverty can be fragmented and difficult to access. The volunteers who run food shelves often do not know about other assistance available for clients.
• Small community food shelves are mostly focused on the daily work of providing food. Strategic planning for their organization is sometimes a low priority.

What makes FFEN unique

• FFEN’s unique approach combines both food shelf experts and monetary support to solve problems. This means that food shelves can simultaneously meet the immediate needs of clients while enhancing the organization’s long-term stability.
• FFEN‘s vision is to positively impact all 300 of Minnesota’s community food shelves by 2020.
• FFEN also serves as a connector between people in need and available resources in their communities.