Foundation

For

Essential Needs

Investing dollars and talent into the transformation and sustainability of Minnesota food shelves.

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The Opportunity

Hunger remains a serious issue in our communities, as Minnesota food shelf visits continue to increase post-recession.  More and more Minnesotans rely on food shelves not only for episodic emergencies, but as a consistent resource to relieve their monthly food budgets.  Each year, local food shelves work tirelessly to feed community members coming through their doors, while navigating a quickly-changing environment that calls for more fresh and healthy food to help solve hunger.

 

The Foundation for Essential Needs is a unique, nimble and innovative resource that partners with food shelves to help them successfully respond to the big changes happening in hunger relief — while meeting client-centered food needs.

Our Vision

Reshape the food shelf system to provide equitable, healthy and predictable food options throughout Minnesota.

The Growing Need

24%

Increase in visits to Minnesota food shelves, post-recession

53%

Clients receiving half or more of their total food from a food shelf

74%

Clients using their local food shelf for over a year

How We Are Helping

94

Number of Minnesota food shelves strengthened with FFEN's consulting expertise, 2013 -- 2019, now operating more efficiently to feed fresher food to more people.

54

Number of refrigerators and freezers FFEN has made possible through its grant funding, 2013 -- 2019, ensuring that produce, dairy, and meat can be offered. Here’s how we help fill those coolers.

$176,206

Dollars FFEN has granted, 2013 -- 2019, to local food shelves.

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(612)--524--9360

Address

701 North 3rd Street, Suite 203, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Email

info@ffen.org

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