We build health, wealth, and social change.

We believe food is the key ingredient to nourishing wellbeing. Systemic barriers make accessing fresh food in North Minneapolis a challenge for many. Through youth and workforce development programs, social enterprises, and policy initiatives, we build community capacity to engage with the food system in a fresh and sustainable way. 

Our 7 farm plots across North Minneapolis are tended to by community members and AFC youth learning how to grow a variety of plants. These fresh fruits and vegetables are distributed throughout the Northside.


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Free weekly workshops offer youth, community members, and new or expecting mothers a space to explore preparing and enjoying new ingredients and nutritious recipes. Community Cooks Meal Boxes bring the workshop home, delivering locally-sourced ingredients, fresh recipes, and cooking tips to more than 400 households every week.

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We offer teens and adults the space and resources to become agents of change in North Minneapolis. With several training programs and employment opportunities, participants develop their leadership, urban farming, culinary, advocacy & organizing, and job readiness skills.

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Northside Fresh is a network of community members, organizations, and businesses working together for food justice in North Minneapolis. By building relationships, sharing resources, and advocating for policies, Northside Fresh uses the food system to create change in our community and beyond.

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Fresh, restaurant quality meals delivered to your neighborhood. Since beginning, we have prepared and distributed more than 482,000 fresh, restaurant quality and culturally familiar meals across Minneapolis and St. Paul..

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Breaking Bread Café is designed to be a causal neighborhood eatery and gathering space in North Minneapolis. Breaking Bread Café & Catering offer locally-sourced, made from scratch, and fresh dining options, including wholesome comfort dishes with plant-based and gluten-free options.

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Station 81 Drink & Eatery offers a casual dining experience in St. Paul’s Union Depot. Catering and event space are available as well. Pop in any time to try our Brussels Tacos or the Station 81 Burger and support Appetite For Change!

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Each week throughout the summer and fall months, we gather fresh, food, goods, and music in North Minneapolis. All vendors featured are proud members of the North Minneapolis community. We believe what’s produced on the Northside should be sold and shared on the Northside.

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Appetite For Change

1200 West Broadway Avenue
#140 Minneapolis, MN 55411

AFC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Our Tax ID is 27-5112040. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


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