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The Second Harvest Heartland Blog
March 30, 2016 By: Meghan Meints
Food or medicine? Deane shares her story about visiting the local food shelf for the first time after medical bills spread her family’s finances too thin.
March 28, 2016 By: Meghan Meints
Help support the fight against hunger three ways through the second annual Walmart campaign.
March 25, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
We invite you to view our Annual Community Report for 2015. Learn more about hunger in our community and be inspired by what you helped us accomplish last year.
March 24, 2016 By: Marie Pauley Tags: hunger heroes, end hunger
We're pleased to announce the recipients of Second Harvest Heartland's annual Hunger Hero awards, an award created to honor and recognize organizational partners who make a compassionate and transformational impact on those who are hungry in the heartland.
March 22, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
This year’s Dish event will feature gourmet food from 19 local chefs and restaurants – it’s a lineup you don’t want to miss.
March 16, 2016 By: Sara Blair
For Second Harvest Heartland volunteer Kathy Grovum, volunteering means helping those who are in need get the help they deserve. Kathy has been volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland for nine months as a Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP) and Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) volunteer.
March 10, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Our work focuses on how to alleviate the tremendous stress of not having enough, so that people can move on with their lives. Here are some facts about our work and local hunger.
March 8, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
This March, join a different kind of food fight and support local food shelves through the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.
March 4, 2016 By: Sara Blair
At Second Harvest Heartland, we depend on our volunteers. Read here for the number of volunteers needed daily for three important volunteer opportunities, and how you can help.
March 3, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
As a mother and caretaker, Artesian is grateful for the food shelf and support from Second Harvest Heartland. The additional food support allows her family to have healthy, complete meals without giving up on other necessities.
February 22, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
On behalf of all of us at Second Harvest Heartland and those we serve, sincere thanks to the individuals and sponsors who made the 11th annual Vintner Ball a success.
February 18, 2016 By: Sara Blair
Alta Oben is a legacy donor that has included Second Harvest Heartland in her will. Alta feels assured knowing that her generous gift will help keep our hunger relief efforts going today, and well in to the future.
February 16, 2016 By: Sara Blair
Sometimes, the best volunteers show up at just the right time. Read how CSFP volunteer, Susan Romeu, stepped in last year to take over our complex volunteer tracking system upgrade.
February 11, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
What would you choose to give up to put food on the table? Wage Wager, an interactive calculator from Marketplace Wealth and Poverty Desk, sheds light on just how difficult it is to make ends meet on a limited income.
February 10, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Katie knows the importance of providing healthy food for her family. Parents like Katie often make the choice to provide healthy food for their children by sacrificing their own health.
February 8, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
The 11th annual Vintner Ball is Saturday, February 20 at the Westin Edina Galleria and tickets are still available for this world-class wine tasting event.
February 2, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Last Thursday, the Let’s Kick Hunger Day radiothon broke a new event record, raising more than $260,000 for hunger relief in our community.
February 1, 2016 By: Sara Blair
Sometimes, words alone can’t do the job of describing the value of our volunteers. Just the sheer number of volunteers that we had in 2015—over 30,500—astounds us. Take a look at some facts about Second Harvest Heartland volunteers.
January 29, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Monday through Friday, 30 volunteers support the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) at Second Harvest Heartland to help distribute monthly food boxes to seniors in need. Cath, Charlie and Ann are three of those dedicated volunteers.
January 28, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Tune in to WCCO Radio 830 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today for the Let's Kick Hunger Day Radiothon and become a Hunger Hero.