Food Recovery Grant

The Food Recovery Grant supports programs that recover surplus, edible food from businesses, organizations and/or farmer’s markets for distribution to people in need. Recovery Grants are open to businesses (food donors, including food producers, distributors, grocers and cafeterias), nonprofit organizations and college food shelves in Ramsey and Washington counties.

Grant awards are up to $20,000.

2024 application submission deadline is 4:00 pm on July 19. Applicants will receive award notification approximately 8 weeks later.

Download full grant guidelines here.


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Additional Application Information

With the help of a Food Recovery Grant, Basic Needs, Inc. in South Washington County opened their food market in Cottage Grove. The market is stocked with food recovered from local grocery stores, conveniently distributing it to community members in need. The Food Recovery Grant supported the necessary equipment for safely moving and storing the food, as well as staff time and software to efficiently manage food donations.