Open Your Heart still helping provide more fresh food for our neighbors in need

December 6, 2012 By: Sara Blair Category: WordPress Import

For more than 10 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to receive fresh produce through Hunger Solutions thanks to the Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless grant. Again this year, Second Harvest Heartland and our five partner Feeding America food banks in the state were awarded the $100,000 grant to help fund a statewide acquisition of fresh produce for our neighbors in need!

Minnesota food banks obtain nearly 1 million pounds of fresh produce—the equivalent of 800,000 meals—through the grant each year, which is hugely significant since fresh produce is one of the most costly and difficult food items to obtain for those in need, and also tends to be a crucial component of culturally-relevant food.

Over the last several weeks, we have received over 84,000 pounds of onions, 40,700 pounds of oranges and 33,693 pounds of pears!

Sincere thanks to Open Your Heart for helping to bring more fresh food to the children, working families and seniors who are struggling to put food on the table.

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