OUR Mission

Busy Bee Foods is a local, youth-led initiative whose vision is to remedy food deserts in the North Minneapolis community. We provide organic, yet affordable produce and eggs to those residing in areas where healthy food options are limited. Sourcing from grassroot + community organizations, Busy Bee bridges the distribution gap to advance holistic inner-city development. Our primary goal is to mobilize established as well as bourgeoning food suppliers into a broader market, while reducing access and payment barriers for our customers.

 

WHO IS BUSY BEE FOODS?

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Busy Bee Foods is a unique food delivery service that distributes local, farm fresh organic foods to those residing in inner-city Minneapolis/St. Paul communities. We believe in serving the underserved while investing in the local marketplace. The sensible “middle-person,” Busy Bee engages both our suppliers and customers in health, food literacy and sustainability. We ensure accessibility and to those who are unable to reach a traditional grocery store by pre-curating boxes seasonal, organic produce. Also included in our boxes are recipes, nutritional insight and information about the source.

 

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Increase in obesity of minnesotans since 1995.

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The lifespan of the black dollar in its community.

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Minnesotans Lack access to a grocery story; thus living in food deserts.


“Because the urban hunger epidemic is vexed in so many layers of inequity — namely that of anti-blackness — the solution must be equally dynamic in efficacy. Busy Bee is a social enterprise distribution nexus inspired by the physical, social and econmic health of our community.”

-Peri Warren, Founder of Busy Bee Foods