We have a lot of big food businesses in Minnesota, of course, but we also have several interesting food-related nonprofits doing great work. A few that were featured in Minnesota Monthly's annual nonprofit publication, Give Twin Cities, serve youth, seniors, and the chronically ill.
Roots for the Home Team trains youth gardeners to grow and sell salads at Target Field for Minnesota Twins home games. Store to Door is a grocery delivery for seniors — they can place their order over the phone and then have a brief visit with their home delivery person. Open Arms prepares meals for chronically ill — patients who have cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other serious health conditions. They deliver a whopping 500,000 meals annually and the meals are made with fresh ingredients, tailored to their patients' nutritional needs.