Support Food Shelf Transformation

Donations to FFEN allow us to continue our work of supporting Minnesota food shelves. Your gift will be carefully stewarded to ensure a more equitable and sustainable food system state-wide.

Our family believes it is our obligation to give back to support our community.  FFEN has a unique mission and place in the delivery of food to those in need in Minnesota, and we support FFEN because they provide critical and much needed technical and economic resources to community food shelves — improving their efficiency and long-term stability.  We believe this is where FFEN makes a true difference."

Hema and Jon Nealon

Your donation helps expand food shelf capacity and increase food access statewide.


Foundation for Essential Needs is a tax-exempt 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Click here for our Donor Privacy Policy

Your generous contributions support a strong and stable food shelf system for all Minnesota communities. Our powerful approach is to invest in local food shelf equipment and space improvements while providing a FFEN volunteer consultant to support implementation of business and service best practices. This paired approach increases healthy food access and food shelf sustainability.

Thanks from Pine Island Sharing Shelves for the new freezer and increased fresh produce thanks to FFEN funding
Project Kick-off between FFEN volunteers and Joyce Uptown Food Shelf to transition food shelf from a pre-pack to a choice model

Your Donation Provides a

Minnesota Food Shelf with:


Tailored consultation to troubleshoot program challenges during COVID-19


New carts to move food more efficiently while responding to increased need


Individualized consultation to increase the quantity and quality food offered


New shelving and displays to safely distribute food in a grocery-store style setting


New cooler or freezer to increase fresh produce, dairy and protein offered

Donations can also be mailed by check, made out to Foundation for Essential Needs, and mailed to:


Foundation for Essential Needs

701 N. 3rd Street, Suite 203

Minneapolis, MN 55401