Meeting Changing Needs

FFEN collaborations focus on the needs of food shelves

so food shelves can focus on the needs of their clients.

FFEN's collaboration has been critical to Sabathani's ability to make big picture changes for our food shelf. We are now able to offer more produce and other fresh food options as we continue to be good stewards of financial donations. FFEN volunteers have kept the process moving forward so that our limited staff can focus on serving the families that come to our program."

Cindy Booker, executive director,

Sabathani Community Center,

South Minneapolis

FFEN's services

Food Sourcing and Budget Analysis

Our data-analysis volunteers will help you visualize all of the ins-and-outs of your operation through one of our Food Sourcing Analysis (FSA) reports. The FSA uses your ordering history to generate a series of easy-to-read infographics that let you directly compare costs to client outcome metrics.


Managing Changes to your Organization

FFEN connects you to volunteers, staff, and outside experts with years of experience to help you navigate even the most unexpected shifts in your operation. Whether you are going through a change in leadership, service models, or adjusting to fluctuating funds and resources, we can help you stay focused on client relationships and outcomes.

Equipment and Design Improvements

We’ll help you to get the most out of your current space and equipment while working to secure the funds for material improvements like coolers, freezers, shelving and shipping equipment.

Navigating the Hunger-Relief System

From local food-rescue initiatives to the much larger system of regional food banks, our experts will help you craft a more robust network of food resources and provide your clients with more high-quality produce, protein, and fresh dairy options.

Grant Writing Support Services

FFEN connects you to volunteers ready to assist you in the grant proposal process for private (foundations), corporate or government funding.

Topic-Based Consultation

FFEN provides extensive training for staff looking to optimize inventory practices, sourcing, ordering and delivery.

How it Works

Introduction Conversation via phone or Zoom

Project Engagement with FFEN Staff/Volunteers

Food Sourcing Analysis (FSA) Report Consultation

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