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The Second Harvest Heartland Blog
August 27, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: Share Fresh, fresh produce, agency partner
This harvest season, we’ve been working to find new ways to get locally-grown produce to our agency partner programs of all sizes.
August 26, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: UHC, Hunger Action Month, HAM, UnitedHealthcare, Bremer Bank, Feeding America
September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action against hunger. There are three ways you can take action this month: volunteer, donate or create awareness.
August 25, 2015 By: Sara Blair
During the summer, we often have the pleasure of meeting local kids who stop by our offices to drop off food and financial donations they have raised during their days off from school. Five-year-old Clara is just one of those special kids we’ve met this summer.
August 20, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: working families, client story, agency partner
Joseph is proud of his accomplishments, and works hard to try to make ends meet. Still, his family lives paycheck to paycheck and often struggles to find enough food to eat. Read how your support is helping feed Joseph’s family.
August 18, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: Share Fresh, fresh produce
During the first grant year of Farm to Foodshelf, Feeding America food banks serving Minnesota, including Second Harvest Heartland, sourced and distributed more than 5.3 million pounds of fresh produce throughout Minnesota.
August 13, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: volunteering, Bremer Bank, Double Down Challenge
Volunteer for the Double Down Challenge as part of Hunger Action Month, and every hour will be matched with a $5 donation from Bremer Bank, up to $50,000.
August 12, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: client story, agency partner
When residents of North Anoka County need help finding food or clothing, many turn to the North Anoka County Emergency (NACE) Foodshelf in East Bethel, Minn.
August 10, 2015 By: Meghan Meints Tags: summer hunger, UnitedHealthcare, child hunger, SFSP
Thanks to the Vikings Children’s Fund Child Hunger Program, 30 kids that participants in the summer meal program out of the ECHO Food Shelf in Mankato got VIP access to the Vikings Training Camp on Friday, August 7.
August 7, 2015 By: Sara Blair
Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm, began their partnership with Second Harvest Heartland when Sara Gavin, president of Weber Shandwick North America, joined Second Harvest Heartland’s Board of Directors in 2014.
August 6, 2015 By: Meghan Meints Tags: Share Fresh, fresh produce, client story, senior hunger, Retail Food Rescue
Produce donations from local growers through Share Fresh MN and Retail Food Rescue help keep seniors like Irene healthy.
August 5, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: fight hunger, planned giving, donate
Giving back to the community is something that comes naturally to Jo and Kevin Lawler. The Lawlers are members of Second Harvest Heartland’s planned giving program—where donors can plan to make a financial donation to the organization after they pass away.