The Sanneh Foundation is on a mission to create a more equitable food system in the Twin Cities.

Feeding our neighbors, since 2020. The Sanneh Foundation has served more than 9,141,282 LBS of food.

Community Food Distribution

Conway Community Center
Tuesdays
3-5PM
2090 Conway St, Saint Paul, MN 55119

 

Corcoran Park
Fridays
12-2PM
3334 20th Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55407

Additional Info:
*Cancelled if 15° Fahrenheit or less or when snow closes site locations.

Don’t forget your shopping bags!
Dates and locations subject to change.

Additional Food Distribution Locations

Wednesdays
12-2PM
1610 Hubbard Ave, Saint
Paul, MN 55104

Mondays
4-6PM
13798 Parkwood Dr,
Burnsville, MN 55337

Problem: Over 38 million in the U.S. lack reliable food access, while 108 billion pounds go uneaten (40% of the country’s supply). Enough food exists, but it’s not reaching those in need. Sanneh works diligently to bridge the food gap.

This is where The Sanneh Foundation comes in. We package and distribute meals six days a week to help close the food insecurity gap for families in the Twin Cities Metro area.

Access to nutritious food is a prerequisite for both individual and collective health. We strive to serve a mixture of fresh produce, robust proteins, and culturally-specific items, working with grassroots partners to ensure we fill every pocket of need.

Community Cooks Food Box Program

The Community Cooks box program is a collaboration with M health, Fairview, the East Side Table, Appetite for Change, the Good Acre, as well as several other local farmers and healthy foods vendors in the Twin Cities area. The program runs between June and December of each year and supplies nearly 1,000 boxes of healthy, and culturally specific foods, to underrepresented and underserved communities every week.

The ingredients and the recipes for the food in the boxes change each week and serve a total of 12 meals per box. In addition to sourcing all food ingredients from local vendors and farmers, the program employs a livable wage to 14 to 24 year old youth who pack and deliver the boxes every week as part of a workforce development program.

Participants and family service from the program identified by fellow program, partners and nonprofit food shelves located in the Twin Cities. Strategic relationships with cultural brokers in traditionally diss invested communities are utilized to prioritize recipients. The average cost of each box is between $26-$30 each. All boxes are packed and shipped out of the Wellness Hub at Saint Joes. The employee youth packing the boxes earn between $14-$16 an hour, as well as participate in weekly, soft skill and developmental professional training.

This is a dual track program where the program addresses hunger gaps in our community. Our access to fresh and nutritious foods are a barrier to self-sufficiency. Moreover, it removes a barrier of cost associated with acquiring culturally specific meals for families. The recipes located in the boxes allow for families to learn how to cook And prepare foods in their own home.

Moreover, the workforce development program for the youth workers allows for underserved and underemployed youth to learn and earn a livable wage, while acquiring important credentials and licenses in a multitude of sectors.

NEST Impact

The program serves over 40,000 households every year with culturally specific appropriate food resources

The program supports a cohort of 15 to 20 Twin Cities youth who participate in workforce development programming that earns food service specific licenses, as well as exposure to other career pathways.

The program sources over $700,000 worth of food from over a dozen local vendors, and by Park farmers in the Twin Cities community.

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