Second Harvest Heartland Seeks $18 Million in State Investment
Ending hunger is not something we can do alone. Hunger relief requires commitment, resources and action on all fronts, including the public policy arena. That is why Second Harvest Heartland is committed to advocating for programs and policies that get food and nutrition to as many as possible within our region. That includes ensuring we have the adequate space to meet the needs of our community.
“We’ve outgrown our facility that we’ve been in for 30 years. Not only have we outgrown it in terms of size but we’ve also changed from boxes and cans and that shelf-stable stuff to fresh foods,” explained our CEO, Rob Zeaske in a recent story with KTSP about the new facility.
While the volume of food, the amount of fresh food, and our efficiency in handling it are growing, our space is not. Our 30-year-old facility simply cannot take on more food to meet the needs of our community. With this in mind, one of our major priorities during the state legislative session is securing $18 million in general obligation bonding to support the renovation of our new distribution center in Brooklyn Park.
To learn more about the bonding process, what it means and how you can help visit our advocacy blog.