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The Second Harvest Heartland Blog
August 15, 2018 Tina Mortimer
An internship with Second Harvest Heartland’s Agency Relations team has helped Rae better understand how the food distribution pipeline works.
August 14, 2018
“I always had support from my family when I needed help. My husband and I had four kids within five years. We struggled sometimes. My parents would help us out, so we never starved." - Glynis, a retired elementary school specialist and volunteer shares her story.
August 9, 2018 Tina Mortimer
The Sheridan Story expands its programming to bring summer meals to hungry kids in Roseville.
August 7, 2018
“The Senior Food Shelf means I can have my independence. It means I can get what I need and I can make food for my grandkids." - Kathryn, a senior who helps care for her grandkids shares her story.
August 2, 2018 Tina Mortimer
When fresh fruits and vegetables are in short supply, health often suffers. Thanks in part to the fresh produce distribution in her neighborhood, Mary, who is retired with a limited income, can afford to get healthy.
August 1, 2018 Tina Mortimer
Affordable fresh produce in Frogtown is hard to come by when you’re on a tight budget. The Frogtown Neighborhood Association is aiming to change that.
July 31, 2018 Second Harvest Heartland
"When you’re dealing with cancer and in the hospital, there’s no money coming in and you’re just trying to keep a roof over your head. You can barely pay your bills, let alone buy food. Food shelves have been so helpful, and when I can give back in the future, I will,” Laurie, a single mom and full-time support worker shares her story.
July 27, 2018 Tina Mortimer
After retiring from UnitedHealth Group in 2016, Rebecca Monson decided she wanted to use her unique job skills in the nonprofit world.
July 24, 2018
"I wasn’t supposed to be working because of my back, but I figured I’d just work through the pain because I needed the money,” Anthony, a local food shelf client, shares his story.
July 23, 2018 Jeff Ambroz
Through the Midwest Region Produce Cooperative, food banks throughout the Midwest are working together to source, distribute and transport produce. The collective impact means hungry people in all regions have access to a greater array of produce choices and less food goes to waste.
July 20, 2018 Tina Mortimer
Nutritious meals are an essential component of the support Casa de Esperanza provides to the Latina women and children seeking refuge at their domestic violence shelter.
July 16, 2018 Tina Mortimer
Kate Abram knew from a very young age the importance of food security and sustainability — it’s what drew her to a career as a SNAP Community Engagement Coordinator at Second Harvest Heartland.
July 11, 2018 Tina Mortimer
Skoolie, a school bus that was converted into a recreational vehicle, brings educational programs, activities and meals to kids in under-served neighborhoods.
July 9, 2018 Tina Mortimer
Marie "Mary" Erickson was as giving with her love and time as she was with her material possessions.
July 6, 2018 Marie Pauley
CROSS reaches a population struggling with basic needs in a thriving community with more than just food help.
July 2, 2018 JoAnna Lund
During the school year, more than 40 percent of K-12 kids in Minnesota are eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. But when school ends and summer begins, these kids may not have access to the meals they need.
June 28, 2018 Rob Zeaske
Rob Zeaske announces decision to step down as CEO of Second Harvest Heartland at the end of 2018.
June 26, 2018 Tina Mortimer
To better serve our hunger relief network, Second Harvest Heartland has teamed up with Loaves & Fishes to become a redistribution center to other metro meal programs.
June 25, 2018 Marie Pauley
To provide more leafy greens to our hungry neighbors, Second Harvest Heartland recently started operating OUR FARM, an enclosed, vertical garden that grows fresh, highly nutritious greens year-round inside our facility with minimal environmental impact.
June 22, 2018 Marie Pauley
Watch a powerful video to learn more about how we’re partnering with restaurants, catering companies and local meal programs to help end hunger by addressing food waste.