TC Food Justice

A nonprofit organization

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Help Us Reduce Hunger and Food Waste in the Twin Cities by Donating Today!


TC Food Justice is a volunteer-driven nonprofit working to reduce hunger and food waste in the Twin Cities. We partner with local grocery stores, markets, bakeries, farmers and others to "rescue" unsold fresh foods and redistribute them to individuals and families in need. 

The demand for our services has grown significantly due to COVID-19. We continue to receive new requests from individuals, families and organizations seeking food assistance and we respond to each request with individualized recommendations and help. 

Some highlights of our work include:

  • 10,000 - 15,000+ pounds of food rescued and redistributed every month;
  • Dozens of partner sites receiving food including local food shelves, community kitchens, church meal programs and low-income housing sites;
  • Volunteer-run, grassroots effort with a successful track record;
  • Pedal-powered food rescues and deliveries done by bike reducing our carbon footprint;
  • All programs offered FREE OF COST to both our food donor partners and food recipients!


TCFJ's COVID-19 Response:

COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the many inequities facing historically underserved communities including two issues that TCFJ has actively worked to address: limited access to affordable fresh foods and personal safety and protection supplies.

We've rapidly expanded our reach and programming in 2020 to meet these needs by sourcing and distributing more food than ever and by helping to coordinate and lead a community mask-making and distribution effort. Additional details about our COVID-19 response can be found here: https://www.tcfoodjustice.org/covid19response 


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Our Progams:

The Food Rescue Program is our largest and longest-running program. We are proud to specialize in working with smaller grocers and hunger relief organizations that have often been excluded from traditional, larger-scale food rescue programs. 

Our volunteer staff coordinates all necessary logistics including scheduling weekly food rescues and deliveries, and recruiting and coordinating volunteers to collect, sort and deliver the food to community partners. We deliver all food within 24 hours, maximizing its quality and likelihood of being consumed. And all of this is done free of cost to our partners. 

We've launched innovative new programs to help increase access to fresh foods in non-traditional settings such as clinics, public housing and low-income housing sites. We setup free pop-up markets in partnership with residents at public housing sites through our Priceless Produce Program and we directly stock community fridges several times each week at low-income housing sites through our Full Fridge Initiative, making sure residents have access to high quality fresh foods right at home. We also lead education sessions in schools, neighborhoods and community forums helping to share information about food waste and hunger with tips on how to make a difference. 

Please support our work with a gift today. 

Your gift will help us:  

  • Respond to the growing need for food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Support our new programs bringing food directly to those in need.
  • Increase the number of recipient partners we can serve. We currently have a waiting list of organizations hoping to receive food!
  • Grow the number of pedal-powered food rescues we do by helping us purchase and maintain more bike trailers.
  • Share our knowledge and ideas through increased outreach, education and special events in the community. 

Thank you for your support! We couldn't do our work without you!!

Until No More Food Is Wasted,
TCFJ Staff and Boardmembers
www.tcfoodjustice.org


Organization Information

Name

TC Food Justice

Employer id number (ein)

81-1315243

Address

P.O. Box 18311
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Phone

6122938002

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