Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

A nonprofit organization

$28,658 raised by 63 donors

72% complete

$40,000 Goal

About Us

The Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies (MMBB) is an accredited member of HMBANA (Human Milk Banking Association of North America). We are located in Golden Valley, Minnesota. 

We are building capacity in our third full year of operation. Minnesota has many generous milk donors who would like to share their milk with babies in need. To take us to the next phase involves a BIG move to a LARGER space.

Our Mission

To improve infant health outcomes by ensuring that medically vulnerable babies —in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest—have access to safely pasteurized, life-giving milk when mother’s milk is unavailable or in low supply. 

A Reason for Freezin'

In 2022, MMBB has a 'Reason for Freezin'. Our milk donors (860 of them and counting) continue to give so selflessly and we need freezers to store all of this 'liquid gold'! 

Each month, we receive 30,000 ounces of milk on average. Over 525,000 ounces of milk has been dispensed in total. That's 131,250 (4 oz) bottles! Currently 1,300 ounces of milk is processed each day and delivered to 26 hospitals. 

Five distribution sites provide access to donor milk for out-patients, including the NorthPoint Food Pantry and Division of Indian Work. Learn more about our Milk Banking Process.

Every donation helps

  • $20,000 could help provide one walk-in freezer for the milk bank. MMBB is currently in need of 3 walk-in freezers!
  • $750 is the amount needed to sponsor a Milk Depot, a site where milk donors can drop off their donated breastmilk. Each depot requires a large chest freezer to keep donor milk frozen until it's transported to the milk bank. Presently, there are 29 milk depot collection sites. Your support could further our outreach across our great state and the Dakotas.
  • $200 could sponsor a family through our Community Care Fund. This program reduces the financial barrier to obtaining pasteurized donor human milk so that we can equitably serve our out-patient infants. Each family receives a Bridge Bag with ten 4 oz bottles of donor milk to feed their little one in a critical period of life.
  • $150 helps cover the cost of one donor to be fully screened and approved to donate milk.
  • $50 would assist in supporting the cost of testing donor milk.

DOUBLE your impact by making a gift today

It's not too often that $1 equals $2! Donations will be matched dollar for dollar until our goal of $40,000 has been raised, thanks to the support of a matching gift from UnitedHealthcare.

“We are honored to help the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies increase its capacity for safely storing donated milk and serve a greater number of infants,” said Brett Edelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Donations made through our website or by check are also welcome and count towards our Give to the Max fundraising goal. 

Make a tribute gift

Donations can be made in memory or honor of your loved one by checking the box titled ‘Add a dedication to your donation’. The Milk Bank has a special way of helping families that have lost a little one, offering an opportunity to donate their milk to another family in need. Learn more information about our Forever Butterflies memorial program.

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Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies

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Health Children & Family Volunteer


2525 Nevada Ave N #304
Golden Valley, MN 55427



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