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The Second Harvest Heartland Blog
January 19, 2016 By: Sara Blair
Yesterday, over 450 youth volunteers, their families and community members rolled up their sleeves and packed, sorted and labeled food to help provide for those in need as part of Bring Your Child to Serve Day, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 19, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Both Maria and her husband work hard to provide for their four children. With the support of family and the food shelf, Maria can avoid making difficult choices between food and other necessities.
January 13, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
As a mother, Delima’s philosophy in life has always been family first. That philosophy is what motivates her to visit her local meal program and save money on groceries during the winter months.
January 12, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
Winters in Minnesota introduce a unique set of challenges to individuals already struggling to make ends meet. You can help us meet the urgent need in our community and help us plan for the months ahead by becoming a Monthly Giver.
January 8, 2016 By: Sara Blair
As we begin the New Year, the staff at Second Harvest Heartland often take a moment to reflect on the past year. Read some our favorite moments of 2015.
January 6, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
WCCO Radio and Taste of the NFL are teaming up again to host the Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon benefitting Second Harvest Heartland on January 28, 2016.
January 4, 2016 By: Marie Pauley
For many of the people we serve, choosing to fill their plates with a warm meal means giving up something else.
December 31, 2015 By: Sara Blair
Each year, millions of people across the country come together on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to serve their neighbors and communities in honor of Dr. King’s legacy. As part of this movement, we’re hosting the fourth annual “Bring Your Child to Serve Day,” sponsored by Bremer Bank.
December 29, 2015 By: Meghan Meints
Kathy is retired and on a tight budget, so she gives back by donating her time as a SNAP Line volunteer.
December 28, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
End-of-year giving is crucial to our mission. Your donation by December 31 works twice as hard thanks to a $100,000 match from a group of generous donors.
December 23, 2015 By: Meghan Meints
In operation for 145 years, today Catholic Charities serves everyone that walks through their doors. Their housing and emergency shelter program is now the largest of all services offered – providing shelter, meals and more for those experiencing homelessness.
December 21, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
Last year, employee giving and workplace matching gifts generated more than $1 million dollars for Second Harvest Heartland, helping provide millions of meals.
December 17, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
Tickets are now on sale for the Vintner Ball, a world-class wine tasting for the benefit of Second Harvest Heartland.
December 15, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: client story, give today
The holidays can lose significance when you don’t have anywhere to go. For Robert, the community he's found through a local meal program has renewed his sense of hope.
December 10, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
Second Harvest Heartland counts on the partnership from organizations of all sizes and from all industries to achieve our mission. We are grateful for the recent support of Accelare and their expertise in advancing our Hunger and Health Initiative.
December 7, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
As a member of the Minnesota Hunger Initiative, we are joining forces with Taste of the NFL and the 2015-2016 NFL Season to end hunger with the Kick Hunger Challenge.
December 2, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
Donate your car to Second Harvest Heartland and help provide meals to your neighbors in need.
December 1, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: client story
Michael works two jobs. With help from the Dorothy Day Center, he doesn't have to worry about where his next meal will come from. Instead, Michael can focus on regaining his independence.
November 25, 2015 By: Marie Pauley
We are thankful for the support of the entire community in our work to end hunger and wish you a happy Thanksgiving.
November 24, 2015 By: Sara Blair Tags: agency partner
During the holidays, the Bethel Salvation Army food shelf sees many new faces looking for help and hope.