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November 23, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: Walk to End Hunger, Thanksgiving, end hunger
Walk to End Hunger and Post Consumer Brands have teamed up to challenge Ryan and Fish, hosts of the KS95 morning show, to step into the shoes of someone who is food insecure in Minnesota.
November 19, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: healthy food, Neighborhood Builders, end hunger, Bank of America
We are excited to announce that Second Harvest Heartland has been selected as a 2015 Neighborhood Builder by Bank of America in recognition for our work in leading a transformation of regional hunger relief efforts.
November 18, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: fresh food, healthy food, fresh produce
"Food Justice" is a 30-minute television show created by Twin Cities Public Television and St. Paul-Ramsey County Health with funding through the SHIP grant that puts a face to hunger by capturing the stories and experiences of the people experiencing food insecurity every day.
November 13, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: Give to the Max Day, GTMD
On behalf of Second Harvest Heartland, our community partners and the children, working families and seniors we serve, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your incredible generosity on Give the Max Day this year.
November 12, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: fight hunger, Give to the Max Day, give today, GTMD, end hunger
You can impact the lives of our hungry neighbors this holiday season by making Second Harvest Heartland one of your charities of choice on GiveMN.org/organization/2harvest. Your gift of $150 provides one meal a day for a year to a child, working parent or senior in our community who is struggling with hunger.
November 11, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: client story
For people like Brittany, it's comforting to know there's help available to her and her children. Learn more about what your support means to families like Brittany's.
November 10, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: get help, need food, Thanksgiving
If you, or someone you know, are in need of food this holiday season, there are several local emergency food services and assistance programs that can help.
November 6, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: fight hunger, Give to the Max Day, donate, GTMD
Give to the Max Day is next Thursday, November 12—the perfect opportunity to make a real difference right in your own community.
November 3, 2015 By: Marie Pauley Tags: fight hunger, Walk to End Hunger, Thanksgiving, Events
Join Second Harvest Heartland for the Walk to End Hunger Thanksgiving morning. Start your holiday off right - give back before giving thanks!
November 2, 2015 By: Meghan Meints Tags: volunteering, volunteer spotlight
Ron has spent much of his life getting up to help others and volunteers not just to help others, but to help himself.
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.