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The Second Harvest Heartland Blog
October 28, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
In partnership with the five other Feeding America food banks serving Minnesota, 8.5 million pounds of produce was collected from more than 50 Minnesota growers in 2014. The growth in pounds is important, but we are proud to also be offering more of a variety of produce. Since 2011, the variety of produce collected has more than tripled—from 6 crops to more than 20 crops this year.
October 26, 2015 By: Sara Blair
Emily Coborn, a district manager at Coborn’s Inc., joined the Second Harvest Heartland Board of Directors in 2012. Read about Emily’s involvement with the Board and her passion for inspiring a new generation of hunger fighters.
October 21, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
Meet Andrew Mouda, production coordinator, and Laura Henry, volunteer ambassador—two important players in your Second Harvest Heartland volunteer experience. Together, Andrew and Laura are creating a unique environment where volunteer work isn’t really work…it’s fun!
October 19, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
Now through October 31, you can help Cub and Gopher Athletics fight hunger in Minnesota by rounding up your grocery bill.
October 15, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
With the start of the school year, a school-based hunger relief pilot program went into full gear at Second Harvest Heartland and 15 schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Food + You pilot program—lead funding provided by Target—aims to increase availability of wholesome food resources to students and their families.
October 13, 2015 By: Sara Blair
To help fill the missing meal gap during the summer months when kids are out of school, Second Harvest Heartland uses text messaging to connect kids with summer meals through SFSP.
October 12, 2015 By: Sara Blair
Meet families you are helping feed this holiday season—families like Heather’s. Heather is a single mother of three young children, and for her, she wouldn’t be able to cook a holiday meal for her family without help from her local food shelf.
October 9, 2015 By: Sara Blair
Second Harvest Heartland communications and journalism intern, Meghan Meints, spent her summer visiting different “field sites”—mostly food shelves, produce distributions and other partner programs that Second Harvest Heartland supports—to interview clients who rely on food assistance. Read about her experience here.
October 7, 2015 By: Meghan Meints
Second Harvest Heartland works to provide more than 74 million meals each year to those in need, but where does all of the food come from? Find out here.
UnitedHealthcare, WCCO-TV and the Minnesota Vikings Team up with Second Harvest Heartland to Help End Senior Hunger
October 6, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: senior hunger
1 in 12 Minnesota seniors is threatened by hunger. If you know a senior who could use a little more food each month, help them access the free food they may be eligible for.
October 5, 2015 By: Sara Blair
The holidays place a unique burden on struggling families who are trying to pay the bills and still have something leftover for celebration and giving. Second Harvest Heartland is committed to making sure the food shelves, pantries and other partner programs we support have enough food to help families celebrate the holidays.
October 2, 2015 By: Sara Blair
Thank you to all who volunteered, made a financial donation and helped create awareness during Hunger Action Month! Through donations and matches, more than 800,000 meals were provided in September! Thank you Bremer Bank and UnitedHealthcare for supporting those we serve.