The Foundation For Essential Needs (FFEN) is reshaping the Minnesota Hunger Relief system to make food more accessible to Minnesotans experiencing food insecurity. Using our network of highly skilled volunteers, we invest in and work individually with food shelves across the state, helping to improve their financial and operational capacity so they can better and more sustainably serve their communities.
We use a personalized, consultative approach with each food shelf we partner with in order to best meet their needs. We match funding support with skilled volunteers to address challenges a food shelf is facing. Key areas of support, provided at no cost to food shelves, include:
FFEN has partnered with more than 150 food shelves since 2020, increasing access to food, particularly fresh and healthy options, for Minnesotans across the state. Our impact includes: