Minnesota Food Funders Network Conversation

Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm CST

Join the Minnesota Food Funders Network (MFFN) for a conversation about what’s happening around the state regarding hunger and food security. MFFN is a group of Minnesota-based funders who make informed, coordinated and strategic investments to improve key facets of our food system. Our shared commitment to the vitality and prosperity of our state’s communities and resilience of our landscapes inspire us to work together.

The conversation on November 5 will include brief presentations from a variety of perspectives including overviews of the national and statewide food systems and food security landscapes. Additionally, service providers will discuss the current food-related needs and gaps that they are seeing in communities. A portion of the session will  be dedicated to discussing funding needs, opportunities, trends and practices.

This conversation is open to all MCF members interested in issues of food and food funding. Log-in details will be provided in your confirmation email.


  • Renee Catacalos, Member and Strategic Partnerships Director at the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders Network will present about food systems issues, trends and opportunities.  Renee will share what SAFSF is hearing and learning from other food systems regional funder networks and national funders.
  • Adrienne Dorn is the Executive Director of the Greater Minneapolis Community Connections (formerly Council of Churches), which has been distributing a $500K donation to food shelves across Minnesota.
  • Laura Kramer is a COVID Response Food Security Lead for the State of Minnesota. Laura is helping to coordinate conversations about food systems in response to the pandemic and will share insight about trends and issues around food security and food systems in Minnesota.
  • Additional presenters will be added, as confirmed


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