We Are a Food Bank and More

At Second Harvest Heartland, solving the problem of hunger is our passion. As one of the largest and most efficient food banks in the United States, we leverage our unique position in the emergency food chain to make an impact.

Food Sources & Donors

Second Harvest Heartland procures food from manufacturers, farmers, food drives and more.

Second Harvest Heartland

Distributes enough food for more than 74 million meals annually, ensuring food safety throughout entire process.

Agency Partners

Food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, meal programs and after-school programs distribute food in our community.


Children, parents and seniors have access to food.

Help Us End Hunger

We depend on people like you. Join us as partners in our work to close the missing meal gap by donating funds, food or volunteer time. Together we can give our neighbors the hope and stability they need.

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Hunger Matters

Recent news and articles from our blog.

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Need Food?

Everyone needs a little help from time to time.

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Annual Community Report

We invite you to view our Annual Community Report, and be inspired by what you’ve helped us accomplish in 2014.

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Child Hunger is Widespread

Of the 328,500 students who rely on free or reduced-priced lunches, only 15% access a Summer Food Service Program.

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