Second Harvest Heartland Featured in the Star Tribune Annual Top 100 Nonprofit Report

December 22, 2010 By: Lindsi Category: WordPress Import

You know the stats. Hunger has doubled in our service area in the past five years. More people than ever before are counting on Second Harvest Heartland and our partners for support. The need has changed, but it's being met with a shift: more than ever, the philanthropic support of our community is focused on basic needs, such as hunger. This past weekend, the Star Tribune published their 15th Annual Top 100 Nonprofit Report. The report, featured on the front page of the Business Section this past Sunday, details how the shift has helped create new growth at Second Harvest Heartland which has allowed us to keep up with the demand, ensuring that more of our neighbors have food when they need it most. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Refrigerated truck donated by Walmart"]Walmart Truck[/caption]

Also included in the report is information about our Food Rescue Program. Thanks to supporters like Walmart, who recently donated a refrigerated truck, we have been able to deliver more fresh food than ever. In fact, the Food Rescue program alone experienced 92% growth over last year.

In the rankings portion of the report, you can find Second Harvest Heartland at number 52—up from 68 in 2008 (2009 numbers from our 990). In the social services sector, we are now third-ranked, behind United Way, and Lutheran Brotherhood.

Times may continue to be hard for many, but through this shift and growth, we can continue to develop and implement programs so that the basic need of food is accessible to everyone who needs it.

To view the entire report, click here. And thank you for being a part of this important cause.

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