Established in 2010, Midwest Pantry has worked with over 350 local food and gift producing companies to increase sales through educational, wholesale, and retail opportunities. Founded by local food producers, Zoie Glass and Chad Gillard, Midwest Pantry helps Midwestern-based food and gift entrepreneurs grow their companies from start-up through the point of scale-up by providing education, experience, and mentorship with a series of local public retail and private wholesale events. Most notably, the Local Food & Gift Trade Show which attracts hundreds of wholesale buyers from across the region. Midwest Panty was a recipient of the 2015 EUREKA! Award for Innovation.
The company is based in Minneapolis, MN, and has established strategic partnerships with MN Cup, TEDx Minneapolis, Free Arts MN, Smile Network Interational, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, St. Anthony Area Chamber of Commerce, Perception Ink, Johnson-Turner Law, and Chowgirls Killer Catering.