Minnesota Eats

All people in Minnesota experience an equitable, just, nourishing, and resilient food system that is responsive to change

Basket and refrigerator with fruits and snacks
Green Tractor with person loading dirt into garden bin

  • Work in partnership with community to assess and shape their food system, considering culturally diverse assets and opportunities across multiple sectors.
  • Strengthen cross-sector and cross-setting connections to increase healthy and culturally appropriate food access at every age and in every place.
  • Work in partnership to build a resilient local food system that benefits the health of consumers and producers, while protecting natural resources.

  • Communities are connected statewide to drive solutions to identified needs in their food system. 
  • People have access to healthy food throughout every stage of life and in every setting.
  • Create sustainable connections within local food economies/systems that increase production and sales of Minnesota-grown foods for the health of all.
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Previous partnerships & projects:

  • Expanded community gardens in North Branch and Lindstrom to allow for more opportunities to grow healthy foods. 
  • Supported Rush City Schools in partnership with Family Pathways to implement weekend backpack food program. 
  • Installed hydration stations in several schools, libraries, and city halls within the county to promote drinking more water throughout the day.
  • Partnered with the Women’s Environmental Institute to expand production. 
    1. This allows for more Veggie RX box distribution and reduces food insecurity in partnership with Fairview. 
  • Promoted healthy eating fridge options for staff to utilize during breaks and increase access to affordable and healthy foods. 
  • Tower gardens and/or raised garden beds at schools to teach vegetable gardening skills and healthy food choices