Fresh Food in Frogtown
Frogtown is widely considered one of the highest-need neighborhoods in St. Paul. Recently, a food shelf in this community suddenly closed its doors, leaving residents without the food on which they depend. In response, nearby food shelves began scrambling to meet the needs of hundreds of additional people.
As part of the neighborhood’s short-term response to this issue, Second Harvest Heartland coordinated free produce distribution events in partnership with two local elementary schools, including one of our Food + You program schools in the neighborhood.
The distributions operated much like a farmers market, with volunteers assisting neighborhood residents in choosing from an array of fresh fruits, vegetables and other food items. Additionally, our staff members and many of Second Harvest Heartland’s partners are working with nearby community organizations to ensure the establishment of effective, long-term solutions that will meet the needs of the neighborhood in the years to come.
How are we able to respond so swiftly? It’s because of strong community partnerships and donors who year after year invest in our local hunger relief system and keep it strong.
While the fresh food distributions were just a portion of the work being done in the Frogtown community, we are excited to share the impact.
Thank you to all of the partners, volunteers and donors that made these distributions possible. You can help us continue to reach more people with more food by making a donation today.