Midwest Food Connection

A nonprofit organization

$39,600 raised by 212 donors

Midwest Food Connection inspires kids to eat well by teaching interactive food lessons in the classroom and school garden. We excite children about healthy food through storytelling, art, music, hands-on cooking, gardening, and tasting. Instead of demanding that kids eat their vegetables, we invite them to act out a story, put their hands in the dirt, sing a song, be a brave eater, and discover for themselves the good taste of healthy food. In turn, our students learn to care for themselves, each other, and the natural world.  

The average elementary student receives just 3.4 hours of food education each year. In stark contrast, children view an average of 1 junk food commercial every 5 minutes of TV time. How can we expect to foster a healthy generation of eaters if children view three hours of junk food ads a week, yet receive only three hours of healthy food education a year? Every day, students practice math, learn science, study language, read, and write. Yet food education is nowhere in the curriculum.  

Midwest Food Connection fills the gap. Let’s give all of our students the education they deserve. Help us to teach every student in the Twin Cities metro by donating today.

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Midwest Food Connection

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Education Environment Children & Family


3336 31st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406



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