[Our founding collective members]
Sisters’ Camelot is a collectively-run Minneapolis 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1997 that is focused on food justice, waste reduction, sustainable living, community building, and youth education.
Sisters’ Camelot serves our community through two main programs. One is that we distribute approximately 6,000-8,000 pounds per week of free organic groceries. We deliver by bicycle and car to people who are at high risk during the pandemic, such as the elderly and immunosuppressed. We also supply community kitchens that are cooking for unhoused encampments, Indigenous elders, etc. In addition, we supply local food shelves.
Secondly, we serve free healthy prepared food from a vintage bus that has been converted to a licensed commercial kitchen. Our kitchen bus allows us to feed people and to nourish the relationships that come through preparing and eating food together.
Environmental stewardship is an essential aim of our operations. The food we distribute and cook is rescued from the waste stream. Any produce that is too damaged to use is delivered to be composted in local community gardens, and we recycle the pallets and cardboard used to package the food. Thus our programs both prevent massive amounts of food waste and provide healthy, nutritious food for people in our community who might not otherwise be able to obtain it.
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