Food Security Partners
Fox Advancement is proud to partner with several clients that provide critical food resources to our community. March is Minnesota FoodShare month. Please consider supporting the organizations below with a food or monetary donation this month and throughout the year!
Keystone Community Services
Keystone has been providing emergency food support for people in St. Paul and the northern suburbs for 80 years and is Ramsey County’s largest food shelf operation. The pandemic and its economic impacts are bringing unprecedented challenges to so many in our community, many who are experiencing food insecurity for the first time. In the last quarter of 2021, Keystone provided food support to 2,195 new participants - this is double the number of new people during the 4th quarter of 2020. To learn more, visit Keystone Community Services.
Southern Anoka Community Assistance
Last year, Southern Anoka Community Assistance (SACA) Food Shelf and Thrift Store provided over 800,000 pounds of food to residents of Anoka County and NE Minneapolis in Minnesota. Their services include SACA Delivers, which provides monthly deliveries of fresh, healthy food to homebound seniors; a low barrier program for individuals experiencing homelessness; an in-school food shelf program, which provides pupils who would otherwise miss meals with food in partnership with local schools; and a holiday meals program at Thanksgiving and Christmas. To learn more, visit Southern Anoka Community Assistance.
NorthPoint Health & Wellness
NorthPoint’s food shelf has been providing needed nutrition in the community for more than 40 years. The food shelf serves approximately 1,000 households every month, and it is the only full-service food shelf in North Minneapolis. In 2021, the food shelf provided over 830,000 pounds of food to over 21,000 individuals from 8,700 families in the area. To learn more, visit NorthPoint Health & Wellness.
Native American Community Clinic
NACC is an active member of the Indigenous Food Network. They work with the group to provide participants in their Diabetes Program and other community health programs with fresh produce and vouchers for the Four Sisters Farmers Market, an Indigenous-centered food market in Minneapolis. They also provide boxed meals and snacks as part of their outreach efforts and harm reduction programming, including resource navigation, HIV/Hepatitis C testing and syringe exchange events, and encampment outreach events. To learn more about NACC’s partner program visit Dream of Wild Health.
Pillsbury United Communities
Pillsbury United Communities is working to create a long-term solution to food security while meeting the most urgent needs of the community. Healthy bodies need healthy food, and nobody can survive on canned goods alone. That’s why Pillsbury United offers access to fresh produce and nutritious ingredients tailored to the unique cultural tastes of East African, LatinX, and Native neighbors through food shelves in the Cedar Riverside and Phillips communities of South Minneapolis. In 2021, they distributed almost 2 million pounds of food including 500,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. As vital as these food shelves are to the people served, they are just a small part of the overall Pillsbury United food system which includes two community cafes, several urban farms, a hydroponic farm, a grocery store, STEM-related youth education and employment opportunities, and support for local Black and Brown farmers. To learn more, visit Pillsbury United Communities.