Target’s Minnesota roots go back to 1902 when it was founded by George Dayton. With stores across the US and Canada, Target is a recognizable name around the country. For many in Midway, it is the go-to place for food and essentials. Even though in Minnesota, unemployment is lower than national numbers, COVID-19 resulted in high employment among communities of color and job opportunities at places like Target can be a lifesaver. Target’s commitment to the Twin Cities is tied to its legacy of volunteerism and corporate giving. In 2018, Target Foundation donated millions, including grants to support local arts and cultural organizations. From the start of the pandemic, Target invested in social justice with more than $300 million in added wages, a new paid leave program, bonus payouts and relief fund contributions. Target will be eliminating terms like “redlining” due to historical ties to racism.