Stewardship Through Client-Focused Improvements
Second Harvest Heartland has made a commitment to improving partnerships through stewardship and by capitalizing on our strengths and the strengths of our partners. When stewardship means “thank you” and more, the little and big changes can make a significant impact on the lives of those we serve.
Considering our Own Space
1,800 seniors receive a monthly box of food from the Commodity Supplemental Food Service Program (CSFP) at our Maplewood facility. Seniors seeking support from the program are also interviewed at our site—in a space that was small and not very accommodating to seniors with limited mobility. A simple update to the CSFP office allowed more space for our senior clients—making room for walkers, wheelchairs and additional family members. An update to the food pickup area is also on the horizon with the goal of making this space even easier to navigate.
Produce Distribution Pilots: Creating Win-Win Opportunities with Agency Partners
By combining Second Harvest Heartland’s volunteer resources with the distribution expertise of agency partner programs, more fresh produce made its way to high-need communities this summer.
Merrick Food Shelf in St. Paul was one of two partners in the produce distribution pilot supported by Second Harvest Heartland.
Partnering with Second Harvest Heartland for produce distributions provided Merrick Food Shelf the opportunity to deliver good news and good food to our participants throughout the summer.
Staff: Making a Living out of Making a Difference
Second Harvest Heartland’s team of compassionate employees are dedicated to serving those in need. Our employees are proud to work here because they make a difference every day.
2014 Employee Stats:
- 1,062,528 — Emails Received
- 571,620 — Emails Sent
- 86,640 — Cups of coffee consumed by employees, volunteers and guests
- 507 — Meetings Held
- 399 — Number of Tweets
- 157 —Total number of full-time employees
- 16 — counties staff members live in
- 1 — Number of new websites launched
Hunger Heroes: Making a Compassionate and Transformational Impact
We're pleased to announce the 2015 recipients of Second Harvest Heartland's annual Hunger Hero awards. These awards were created to honor and recognize six organizational partners who have made an compassionate and transformational impact on those who are hungry in the heartland.
Our mission—to end hunger through community partnerships—could not be achieved without the support from these incredible partners. By providing donations of food, volunteer hours, financial support, innovative thought leadership, and helping us build awareness of the need; these partners are making a significant difference to hungry neighbors in the communities we serve.
This year's award recipients and their partnership donation categories include:
Learn more about these inspirational partners.