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Somali Ethnic Food Shelf

Isuroon is an organization that works toward creating a world where Somali women and their families understand women’s health issues and cultural beliefs and take action toward good health. This project will engage community members in the creation of a culturally specific Somali community food shelf in South Minneapolis. Currently, there are 300 food shelves in Minnesota, none of which are initiated or run by the Somali community. Due to dietary restrictions, most Somalis cannot access mainstream food shelves, and this project will allow Somali community members to engage in the development of a food shelf that makes culturally appropriate food more readily available for all people. Isuroon will work deeply with the Somali community to design and implement the food shelf, collaborating with ethnic businesses, faith-based organizations, and people of all ages.


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C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988