Eat for Equity is a food-based non-profit with inclusion, equity, sustainability and generosity at its core. They moved into the space adjacent to Du Nord Craft Spirits (2610 E 32nd St) in the early days of the pandemic to operate Eat for Equity Catering and partner with Du Nord Craft Spirits to provide food in their tap room. Before the pandemic, 100% of revenue for the catering company came from events and the organization had to creatively pivot to continue their goal to serve and feed this community. Eat for Equity receives distribution support from Second Harvest Heartland, a local food security non-profit grantee of the ADX Foundation.
Eat for Equity transitioned quickly to provide a weekly meal box pickup so that customers could pick up a week's worth of prepared meals for their households. Meal kits and grocery boxes are offered at affordable prices, including a limited amount of pay-what-you-can boxes so that everyone in the community is able to be nourished.
Executive Director, Emily Torgrimson sums it up: "We are glad to be in this neighborhood, at the heart of the uprising in Minneapolis. We are trying to be of service to our community, be safe, and stay in business. So much of what we imagined for this space is on hold or may no longer be possible. And also, much more than what we imagined for this space is now a possibility. We are asking questions about what our community needs, trying to use our space and resources to meet those needs, and trying to hold onto connections and awakenings that have been made possible by all this change."
You can support Eat for Equity by purchasing meal kits and greengrocer shares. You can also join Emily and the diverse, creative and hardworking staff at Eat for Equity by volunteering in the kitchen. They prepare 1000 meals for distribution by Second Harvest each week, and welcome volunteer help to pack meals and clean up (visit https://eat-for-equity-catering.square.site/).
CTA: To learn more about volunteer opportunities go to https://eatforequity.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/
Visit Eat for Equity on the web at: https://eatforequity.org/
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