We create products and services that build the capacity of communities to grow, cook and eat healthy foods and use food as a tool for change
Appetite For Change is a nonprofit organization in North Minneapolis and was founded as a 501(c)(3) Public Charity in early 2011. We are shaping a community-driven organization in order to create programming, products and services that are wanted, needed and owned by the community.
We have quickly learned that the key to having sustainable projects is to work on those that are envisioned by community members and are planned, implemented and evaluated by the residents within the communities where we work. Our goal is to create a community based and led organization whose mission, vision and projects are shaped by the people we are serving. Appetite For Change is intentionally working collaboratively with residents, organizations, and institutions to create food and garden-based programming that will build individual, family and community capacity while working to create social change.
Appetite For Change is committed to using food as a mechanism for addressing racial, social, gender and economic inequities as well as impacting health disparities. Food can be a powerful tool to buil d health, wealth and promote positive change in the community.
We believe that when families come together around the dinner table to reclaim the kitchen as a place to bond with and educate children, then communities become stronger and more capable to advocate for themselves and against the injustices they experience. Bringing people together around food is one way to build capacity for creating social, racial and economic justice while bettering communities and making families more powerful agents of change.