Twin Cities Food Justice has been improving food insecure individuals’ access to fresh, nutritious food in Minneapolis since March 2016. TC Food Justice partners with coops, grocery stores, and farmers markets to redistribute their unsalable foods to local hunger relief organizations. They focus on providing vegetables, fruits, and nutrient-rich breads, as these fresh food options are often challenging for hunger relief organizations to consistently source for their clients.
TC Food Justice identifies businesses interested in donating rather than discarding excess produce, partners with nearby hunger relief organizations to plan weekly produce drop-offs, and coordinates volunteers to collect and deliver food by bike or car. All deliveries operate free of cost to donor and recipient organizations. In their efforts to reduce food waste, they have diverted more than 56,000 pounds of produce from being discarded.