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Healthy food shelf transformations

SuperShelf transforms food shelves, creating welcoming environments where all people have access to healthy, appealing, culturally appropriate foods in the easiest and most dignified way possible. 

Extension’s role

Extension's team of SNAP-Ed health and wellness coordinators work as SuperShelf consultants to partner with food shelves across the state using SuperShelf values and methods to make the healthy choice the easiest choice for all. 

Four women standing behind a produce stand at a food shelf
Susie West; Dianne Davis-Kenning; Patti Sinykin, executive director, Bountiful Basket Food Shelf; and Mary Krentz, SuperShelf
lead consultant.

Driven by our values​

  • Good food: We believe reliable access to healthy, appealing and culturally appropriate food will promote overall health in our communities.
  • Respect for all: We believe client-centered, welcoming and positive approaches create dignified experiences that further equity in our communities.​
  • Collaborative partnerships: We believe mutual trust and fully engaged partners build strong, connected communities working toward sustainable systems change.​
  • Evidence-based practices: We believe excellence comes from thoughtful, rigorous evaluations, and replicable solutions.
  • Systemic thinking: We believe influencing policy and processes at all levels drives transformational change in our food system. 

Interested in becoming a SuperShelf?

Tell us more about your food shelf on the SuperShelf website.

Complete the SuperShelf interest form
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2022 Minnesota Food Shelf Survey

Every 2-3 years, the Minnesota Food Shelf Survey provides a critical opportunity to gather feedback from food shelf shoppers and food shelf managers. The results from the survey inform food shelf services and hunger relief system priorities.

Learn more about the 2022 results

Reviewed in 2023

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