Photo Credit: Midwest Food Connection, our November 2017 Positive Change Recipient


Midwest Food Connection

In 1993, Mississippi Market and other Twin Cities food co-ops founded a community outreach initiative to educate children about natural foods. Since then, the initiative has grown and flourished as a nonprofit organization named Midwest Food Connection dedicated to empowering elementary and middle school children to make healthy, responsible food choices. Midwest Food Connection’s school programs educate children about natural foods, local, sustainable farming, and the cultural origins of our food.

Each year, Mississippi Market sponsors schools in our store neighborhoods to receive lessons from Midwest Food Connection. MFC currently teaches over 1,400 students annually at 14 St. Paul schools about healthy foods through our sponsored lessons. Some of the St. Paul schools that Midwest Food Connection has taught in the past include:

  • Adams Spanish Immersion
  • Capitol Hill
  • Highland Catholic School
  • Horace Mann
  • J. J. Hill Montessori
  • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
  • Museum Magnet

Interested in learning more or having a Midwest Food Connection educator come to your school?