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:
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 and beyond 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
More about TCFJ:
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.
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Thank you for your support! We couldn't do our work without you!!
Until No More Food Is Wasted,
TCFJ Staff and Board Members