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The Second Harvest Heartland Blog
July 31, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: hunger facts
A new study highlights that the poor in American is not a permanent class of people. Who’s poor in any given year can vary year to year. Read about the study here.
July 30, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: Share Fresh, fresh produce
For local grower Bob Wilts, helping feed his community is an important part of business. Learn how he's giving back by donating fresh produce right from the farm field.
July 27, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: working families, end hunger
More than half a million people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin will visit a food shelf this year. Many are working families struggling with underemployment and a limited income who are visiting for the first time to help make ends meet. Meet some of the working families we serve.
July 24, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: fight hunger, CSFP, volunteering
Rich Ryan has volunteered with Second Harvest Heartland since he retired in 2011. In addition to sorting bread to distribute to local food shelves twice a week, Rich also serves as a phone volunteer helping low-income seniors register for the Commodity and Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).
July 22, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: healthy food, summer hunger, child hunger, SFSP
Kids, families and program administrators appreciate the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the nourishment it provides to local kids in need. Read some of the love we recently received from a few of our SFSP grant recipients about their experiences with their summer food service programs.
July 21, 2015 By: Meghan Meints Tags: Share Fresh, fresh produce, client story, Retail Food Rescue, end hunger
Produce donations from local growers through Share Fresh MN and Retail Food Rescue benefit families like Shannon's beyond the growing season.
July 16, 2015 By: Meghan Meints Tags: donate, give today
“Splurge or save” is a common concept in the minds of the budget-friendly. But have you ever thought of the “splurge or share” concept? Instead of spending $3.50 on a splurge item, you could donate that amount to Second Harvest Heartland and provide 13 meals to those in need.
July 15, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: fresh food, fresh produce, agency partner
As the weather warms up and more produce becomes available from local growers, produce distributions are popping up all over the Twin Cities to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for our neighbors in need.
July 13, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: fresh food, summer hunger, child hunger
The Hopkins Mobile Food Truck will serve over 5,500 fresh and wholesome lunches to local kids this summer.
July 10, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: get help
If you, or someone you know, are in need of food this summer, there are several local emergency food services and assistance programs that can help.
July 8, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: Food & Fund Drive, child hunger, KSTP
To help promote the Summer Harvest for Kids campaign last month, our partner KSTP-TV filmed young hunger-fighters at Sunny Hollow Montessori in St. Paul. The students organized a food drive to help raise awareness for child hunger, which collected more than 500 pounds of food!
July 6, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: monthly giving, donate, child hunger, end hunger
Help us fight hunger this summer and year-round by becoming a Monthly Giver today. For only $10 a month, you can provide a local kid in need with a meal a day this summer. And if you act before July 31, we’ll send you an insulated lunch tote with our thanks.
July 2, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: healthy food, summer hunger, child hunger
For one week every summer, The Minnesota Vikings hosts two Vikings Youth Football Camps for local kids. Everyone is welcome, all campers participate for free, and breakfast and lunch is served.