Bank of America Recognizes Second Harvest Heartland as the 2015 Neighborhood Builder in Minnesota
We are excited to announce that Second Harvest Heartland has been selected as a 2015 Neighborhood Builder by Bank of America in recognition for our work in leading a transformation of regional hunger relief efforts. Neighborhood Builders combines leadership development resources with $200,000 of flexible funding intended to help increase their capacity and impact in the Twin Cities community.
“We recognize that nonprofits and their leaders are on the frontlines as they tackle tough community issues that are vital to the Twin Cities’ economic growth,” said Larry Kloth, Minneapolis-St. Paul Market President, Bank of America. “As Bank of America expands its presence in Minnesota and deepens its community connections through initiatives like Neighborhood Builders, we are proud to partner with organizations such as Second Harvest Heartland, as they provide vital services that help individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities.”
Through Neighborhood Builders, Bank of America will contribute to our goal of creating positive local impact by investing in the Hunger and Health project, designed to increase food access for low-income health care consumers as a means to simultaneously reduce hunger and improve health outcomes.
Knowing that more than 575,000 Minnesotans currently lack consistent access to healthy and nutritious food, Second Harvest Heartland joins health care providers in asserting that it is ineffective to treat an illness, only to send patients back to live in the conditions that made them ill in the first place. With the leadership development resources and $200,000 of flexible funding from Neighborhood Builders, Second Harvest Heartland’s vision is to transform hunger relief through effective coordination with health care providers and payers, thereby connecting patients to the basic resources they need to be healthy.
Thank you to Bank of America for joining us in our mission to end hunger.