Seven Organizations Dedicated to Ending Hunger This Year

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March 30, 2018 By: JT Pinther Category: SHH News

At Second Harvest Heartland we know we can end hunger, but it will take our whole community to do so. For every person who faces hunger, there are nine of us who can make a difference, and the ninth annual Hunger Hero awards recognizes seven partners for their extraordinary efforts in helping provide food people need to thrive. This year we’ve added a new award category of Agency Partner—for there is no way families in Minnesota and western Wisconsin would get the food they need without the food shelves, food pantries and meal program partners who make it happen.

Please join us in thanking the 2018 recipients of Second Harvest Heartland's annual Hunger Hero awards:

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The Boston Consulting Group
Innovation: Partner that created an innovative way to develop a new and sustainable approach to hunger relief

Deschutes Brewery
Awareness: Partner generating outstanding visibility in raising the awareness of hunger

Jennie-O Turkey Store
Food: Commercial food partner providing outstanding food donation support

Medtronic Foundation
Volunteer: Partner with integral growth in employee volunteerism

Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
Agency Partner: A food shelf, food pantry or meal program that significantly increased their produce engagement and increased healthy food access.

Sam’s Club
Food Rescue: Retail partner with outstanding contribution to the rescue of food

Voya Financial
Financial: Partner with leading financial impact on hunger relief programs

By providing donations of food, volunteer hours, financial support, innovative thought leadership and helping us build awareness of the issue of hunger; our partners make a transformational impact on our mission to end hunger. These Hunger Heroes are making a difference every day through food and financial donations, volunteer hours, innovative thought leadership and increased awareness. The seven Hunger Heroes of 2018 collectively helped provide 3.8 million meals last year!

Read more about each of our 2018 Hunger Hero Award winners and join us in thanking them for their outstanding support!


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