The Food Shelf Action Team currently aligns with the following Minnesota Food Charter Strategy:


Increase the amount of healthy foods, decrease the amount of unhealthy foods, and provide a greater variety of healthy foods that are culturally familiar to customers distributed by food banks and food shelves.



  • The Food Shelf Action Team consists of over 30 members from local public health, food shelves, food banks, meal programs, Extension's SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs, and other hunger-relief organizations across the metro area.  



  • The Action Team will begin meeting again in early 2018 under new leadership within SuperShelf.  Together the team will engage in honest conversations on sourcing challenges and creative solutions to inspire system wide change. 


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2017 Success

SuperShelf (an idea incubated by MFAN partners) was awarded the first ever National Institute of Health grant for the hunger relief system at $3.2 million to evaluate and expand implementation to 16 food shelves across the state.  Additional success came when the results of the SuperShelf pilot study showed significant improvement in food shelf and client healthfulness.  


Visit the SuperShelf website to learn more. 


Find Evaluation Results here.

2016 Success

MFAN partners incubated the idea SuperShelf, which transforms food shelves, creating welcoming environments for communities to access appealing, healthy food.  Partners leveraged funding to complete SuperShelf transformations in 4 pilot food shelves in the metro.

2015 Success

MFAN partners identified a need to provide a more healthful and dignified experience for clients of metro area food shelves.  As a result, 18 MFAN partners from food shelves, food banks, local public health, SNAP-Ed, and others came together to develop and launch the MFAN Promising Practice document for food shelves.