2017 Recap

In 2017…

We Rescued Healthy Food from 17 Different Businesses

  • Cub Foods*

  • Cross Food Shelf

  • East Side Co-op

  • Fresh Thyme Foods

  • Harmony Valley Foods

  • Harvest Moon Co-op

  • Hy-Vee*

  • J&J Distributors

  • Methodist Hospital

  • Mississippi Market*

  • Old Home Foods

  • Produce Exchange

  • Whole Foods

  • Regions Hospital

  • Saint Francis Hospital

  • Trader Joes

  • United Noodles

*multiple locations

If your business is interested in donating food, click here.

We Donated to 8 Different Organizations

  • Hallie Q Brown Community Center

  • Joyce Uptown Food Shelf

  • Indian Emergency Services St. Paul

  • Keystone Community Services*

  • Loaves and Fishes

  • Merrick Community Services*

  • PRISM Food Shelf

  • Center for Victims of Torture St. Paul

*multiple locations

We Created 2 New Gardens

In addition to continuing our work at the garden we built last year in Saint Paul's North End neighborhood, the City of Minneapolis approved us to take over 2 city-owned lots. These gardens were made possible through a partnership with local nonprofit Kill Kancer, in order to provide space for the community to build sustainable food practices. 

We've worked at 11 different garden sites since our incorporation in 2013. 

We Received The Healing Connections Award

This summer The Center for Victims of Torture honored us in appreciation of our commitment to helping torture survivors restore a sense of safety and well-being.

We were the Recipient of 2 Round-up Programs

Canvass Coordinator Peter Randol receives round-up check from Manager Matthew.

Canvass Coordinator Peter Randol receives round-up check from Manager Matthew.


Throughout the entire month of April patrons of Lakewinds Co-op rounded up at the register to fight food waste at all 3 locations in the Twin Cities. Thank you to Lakewinds for selecting North Country Food Alliance, and thank you to the community for raising over $14,000 in just one month! 

In September members of The Wedge Co-op rounded up raising over $6,000 that was then matched by an anonymous member of the community. A big thank you to our supporters at all levels!

Know a business that would like to round-up at the register? Click here 

And We're Growing! 

  • We moved into a new office space

  • We purchased a new vehicle

  • We created a Mobile Kitchen Project

  • We redesigned our website

  • We elected a new Food Share Coordinator: Nick Solem

  • We elected a new Outreach Coordinator: Peter Randol

  • We elected a new Board Member: Emmett Doyle

  • Curent Board Members: Emmett Doyle, Craig Drehmel, Peter Randol

North Country Food Alliance is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. We increase access to food by sharing it with people in need.

We accomplish this through rescuing produce and baked goods, moving several tons of food each week into low-income neighborhoods, building and educating through community gardens, and sharing community meals.

Thank you for your generosity and on-going support!