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Healthy, safe, and ready to thrive The aspirations in our communities are boundless. But structural racism and other barriers — from inconsistent housing to inadequate food — stand in the way of the healthy future our neighbors deserve. Pillsbury United Communities is here to close these gaps and build more equitable and sustainable systems for everyone.

Essential support
Our one-on-one relationships and wraparound services help to address immediate needs with relevance and support the health and security of whole families.

Long-term investments
We build systems that make our neighborhoods more resilient and self-sufficient, so people have the power to live their fullest lives, today and for generations to come.

We grow food security.
Through urban farming and community garden projects, Pillsbury United is not only producing fresh fruits and vegetables to fight hunger in the heart of our neighborhoods. We’re providing leading-edge education and internship opportunities to young people and building a self-sufficient food system from the soil up.

“Our greatest asset is our people power. Our youth, our elders, our mothers and fathers, our cultures, our leaders, our collective gifts and imaginations.” — Tsega Tamene, Director of Community Health

OUR INITIATIVES

Family Stabilization

We serve children, families, and seniors with short- and long-term support across a range of critical needs. Rooted in the neighborhoods they serve, our relationship managers work with clients to identify appropriate resources, bridge the limitations of outside support, and guide families to sustainable solutions.

Community Health

Our everyday lives, work, environment and choices influence our health far beyond what happens in the doctor’s office. We work to improve those conditions as the foundation of individual and family wellbeing. Culturally relevant health education and care access points are woven into our services and the fabric of our neighborhoods.

Food Accessibility

Healthful, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food is a right for everyone in our neighborhoods. Our community cafes, urban farms and other hyper-local assets provide families with greater choices and access, feeding our goal of a self-sustaining food system nurtured by and for the community.

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